Postage Stamp Sheet : paper : printed : ink : blue, white ; Ht: 4 5/8 in. x W: 7 3/8 in.
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Uncut sheet of twenty stamps worth 5 "Rumkies". Each has a portrait of Chaim Rumkowski, a gear, factories, a compass, a spool of thread, scissors and a Star of David. Narrative: Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski (February 27, 1877 - August 28, 1944) was nominated head of the Ältestenrat ("Council of Elders") of the Lodz ghetto by the Nazis in 1940. He established a monetary system, which soon came to be called "Rumkies", and announced a competition for the design of stamps on 1942-01-30.