Theodor Mommsen stamp
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Every typographer and type designer in Germany should buy up these stamps, if they are still available! Mommsen was a client of Ferdinand Theinhardt’s. For the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum mentioned above, he cut fonts of majuscules for the inscriptions to be set with. Very fine!
I like the stamp anyway, too.
I didn’t know about the Theinhardt connection. Nice trivia, thanks!
The Mommsen stamps are still available. However, they are a bit difficult to use: Their value of €1,90 doesn’t match any of the current postage rates. You could add the Lasker-Schüler stamp by the same designer (or any other €0,70 stamp) and use them for “Maxi” letters weighing up to 1 kg, which cost €2,60 at the moment.