Theresienstadt stamp

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creationlikely July 1943 - May 1945
GenreCorrespondence & Philatelic Materials
Object ID2016.004.001
CreatorCouncil of Jewish Elders in Prague [issued by]
Place of CreationCzechoslovakia
Place of Creation Noteuse: Theresienstadt ghetto
issue: Prague
DescriptionPostage stamp for parcels depicting landscape in green. Perforated edges. Text along bottom. Adhesive on reverse. 
Materials/Techniquespaper, adhesive, ink
Measurements3 x 4.1 cm
InscriptionsInitials FC on ground under left tree
Method of ConstructionFrom July 1943 to May 2, 1945, parcel stamps were issued by the Council of Jewish Elders in Prague. People interned in Theresienstadt could receive parcels with this special stamp sent from people outside the camp.
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2016 by Joseph Segal
Classificationpostage stamps
Legal Statuspermanent collection
NoteDonated in paper sleeve with plastic pocket.
Inscribed: BOHMEM UMD / MAHREN / THERESIENSTADT / 1943 / N11 / US 600,-
Location in CollectionJoseph Segal collection