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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: 3 cubic feet (15 boxes)
Abstract: Fourteen albums of poster stamps, arranged roughly alphabetically by country, with a final volume at the end with the stamps of Ludwig Hohlwein. Also includes two volumes of matchbox labels.
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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

Fourteen albums of poster stamps, arranged roughly alphabetically by country, with a final volume at the end with the stamps of Ludwig Hohlwein. Also includes two volumes of matchbox labels. One of the matchbox label volumes is a thin paper folder with containing just one label

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Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.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

Document Types:

  • Matchbooks
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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, December 2014. Updated October 2018.

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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 and December 2017.

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Container List

  • Box 1
  • Wiener Werkstatte
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czechoslovakia
  • France
  • Box 2
  • Germany, artists A - P
  • Box 3
  • Germany, artists P - Z
  • Germany, Die Sechs exhibitions
  • Box 4
  • Germany, commercial and other miscellaneous stamps
  • Box 5
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • Italy, artists A - M
  • Box 6
  • Italy, artists N - Z
  • Italy, commercial and other miscellaneous stamps
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Box 7
  • Scandinavia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Balkans
  • Baltics
  • 19th century exhibitions
  • Box 8
  • United States
  • Miscellaneous, including stamps from events and geographic locations, commercial stamps, and stamps about poster stamps
  • Box 9
  • Ludwig Hohlwein
  • Box 10
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czechoslovakia
  • France
  • Box 11
  • Germany
  • Box 12
  • Great Britain
  • Box 13
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Scandinavia
  • Box 14
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • Miscellaneous
  • Box 15
  • Matchbox covers
  • Box 9
  • Matchbox covers (1 item)
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