Person    | Male  Born 1887  Died 1974

Dr Walther Model von Thunen

Categories: Museums / Libraries, Religion

Countries: Germany

Dr Walther Model von Thunen

Pastor and philatelist. He had been a collector of stamps for most of his life, but his collections and library were lost when his house was looted by members of the occupying Russian army. His collection of 1945-1946 local provisional German stamps issued following the allied occupation forms part of the British Library Philatelic Collections, and was donated to the British Museum in 1956.

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Dr Walther Model von Thunen

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Dome of Discovery

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Thomas Layton

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Sir Henry Wellcome

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Sir Frederic William Burton

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Person, Art, Museums / Libraries, Ireland

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