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Guide to the Arthur H. Groten Poster Stamp Collection, circa 1900-1985

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Groten, Arthur H. (collector)
Title: Arthur H. Groten Poster Stamp Collection
Dates: circa 1900-1985
Quantity: 2 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Abstract: Nine albums of poster stamps, arranged roughly alphabetically by country, with a final volume at the end with the stamps of Ludwig Hohlwein.
Forms of Materials: Poster stamps

Note about Poster Stamps

Poster stamps were introduced in the late 19th century in Europe, soon after the invention of the postage stamp. They are larger than postage stamps, were frequently issued for commemorative events or exhibitions, but also used for commercial purposes and propaganda.

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Scope and Content Note

Nine albums of poster stamps, arranged roughly alphabetically by country, with a final volume at the end with the stamps of Ludwig Hohlwein.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 9 albums. Each album is boxed consecutively and separately.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Document Types:

  • Poster stamps

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, December 2014.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arthur H. Groten Poster Stamp Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Streett, September 2014.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arthur Groten, August 2014.

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Container List

Volume 1
Wiener Werkstatte
Austria
Belgium
Czechoslovakia
France
Volume 2
Germany, artists A - P
Volume 3
Germany, artists P - Z
Germany, Die Sechs exhibitions
Volume 4
Germany, commercial and other miscellaneous stamps
Volume 5
Great Britain
Hungary
Italy, artists A - M
Volume 6
Italy, artists N - Z
Italy, commercial and other miscellaneous stamps
Netherlands
Portugal
Russia
Volume 7
Scandinavia
Spain
Switzerland
Balkans
Baltics
19th century exhibitions
Volume 8
United States
Miscellaneous, including stamps from events and geographic locations, commercial stamps, and stamps about poster stamps
Volume 9
Ludwig Hohlwein

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