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Simon Wiesenthal philatelic tongs and case
- Like most collectors, Simon Wiesenthal used tongs to handle the postage stamps in his collection. Tongs help collectors to avoid touching stamps directly, which can soil or damage them over time. The ends of stamp tongs are smooth and should be thin enough to slip easily under a stamp. The tips come in a variety of shapes, including round, pointed, or spade-shaped. Each collector must select tongs with the length and fit that is most comfortable for his or her personal use.
- The Solingen firm of Solingen, Germany, manufactured this pair. The firm often plated its steel tongs with a nickel or gold finish.
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- Object number
- Simon Wiesenthal
- Philatelic Hobby
- Tongs: metal Case: plastic
- Tongs: 15.2 x 1 x 1.7cm (6 x 3/8 x 11/16in.) Case: 18.6 x 1 x 2.2cm (7 5/16 x 3/8 x 7/8in.)
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