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Lili Cassel-Wronker stamp collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: CSC-0010

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of American and international postage stamps with images of printing presses, printers, scribes, libraries, calligraphy, or books included in their design, and a small selection of reference books and newsletters on the topic. Box 1 contains first-day covers and a few pieces of currency with graphic arts images. Boxes 2-3 contain postage stamp albums. Box 4 contains reference material related to the collection.


  • Creation: 1858-2006
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950 - 1996


Language of Materials

In English and a wide variety of other languages

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The calligrapher Lili Cassel-Wronker was born in Germany on May 5, 1924, and moved to New York City in May 1940. She attended Washington Irving High School, then worked as a freelance graphic designer and taught calligraphy at schools in and around New York. In 1943 she married Erich Wronker (1921-1997), a New York printer.


1.67 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope, 1 folder)


Stamp collection from calligrapher and graphic designer Lili Cassel-Wronker, including stamp albums, reference material, and currency with graphic images.


This collection is unarranged.

Physical Location

Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Lili Cassel-Wronker stamp collection was gifted by Cassel-Wronker to the Cary Graphic Arts Collection in multiple accesions, 1997-2007.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Cary Collection staff, date unknown.

Finding aid encoded by Megan Moltrup, March 2012.

Lili Cassel-Wronker stamp collection
Cary Special Collections
Megan Moltrup
12 March 2012
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

Rochester NY 14623 US
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