Guide to the Arthur H. Groten Poster Stamp Collection, circa 1900-1985
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Note about Poster Stamps
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Groten, Arthur H. (collector)|
|Title:||Arthur H. Groten Poster Stamp Collection|
|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|
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.
Nine albums of poster stamps, arranged roughly alphabetically by country, with a final volume at the end with the stamps of Ludwig Hohlwein.
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Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.
- Poster stamps
Encoded by Laura Streett, December 2014.
Arthur H. Groten Poster Stamp Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Processed by Laura Streett, September 2014.
Gift of Arthur Groten, August 2014.
|Germany, artists A - P|
|Germany, artists P - Z|
|Germany, Die Sechs exhibitions|
|Germany, commercial and other miscellaneous stamps|
|Italy, artists A - M|
|Italy, artists N - Z|
|Italy, commercial and other miscellaneous stamps|
|19th century exhibitions|
|Miscellaneous, including stamps from events and geographic locations, commercial stamps, and stamps about poster stamps|