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WWII War/Propaganda Forgeries

Coronation Forgery

This is the German parody forgery of the 1937 Great Britain 1 1/2 pence Coronation stamp.

Changes to the design include Stalin in place of Queen Elizabeth, and “S.S.S.R. Britannia / Teheran 28.11.1943” in place of “Postage Revenue / 12 May 1937”. The text “G E R” has also been replaced with “S S S R”.

The Star of David and hammer and sickle also appear throughout the design.

For more on this issue, see Propaganda and Espionage Philately, by SGM Herbert A. Friedman (Ret.).

Set Date(s)

September 1944

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Coronation Forgery

This is the German parody forgery of the 1937 Great Britain 1 1/2 pence Coronation stamp.

Changes to the design include Stalin in place of Queen Elizabeth, and “S.S.S.R. Britannia / Teheran 28.11.1943” in place of “Postage Revenue / 12 May 1937”. The text “G E R” has also been replaced with “S S S R”.

The Star of David and hammer and sickle also appear throughout the design.

For more on this issue, see Propaganda and Espionage Philately, by SGM Herbert A. Friedman (Ret.).

Set Date(s)

September 1944

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)