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WWII War/Propaganda Forgeries

Feldpost Airmail Forgery

In 1943, the British forged the German Feldpost Airmail stamp. It was printed in 4x5 sheets.

The stamp differs from the original in several ways.  It’s perforated K 12 1/2 on grey paper, while the original is perf 13 1/4:14 or rouletted on white paper.

Additionally, the forgery has design differences — the antenna loop is open at the top, there is a row of dots aft of the rudder, and the lines in the aircraft door are not complete.

Original / Forgery Comparison

The forgery is not known to have been used.

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

Set Date(s)

Summer 1944

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Feldpost Airmail Forgery

In 1943, the British forged the German Feldpost Airmail stamp. It was printed in 4x5 sheets.

The stamp differs from the original in several ways.  It’s perforated K 12 1/2 on grey paper, while the original is perf 13 1/4:14 or rouletted on white paper.

Additionally, the forgery has design differences — the antenna loop is open at the top, there is a row of dots aft of the rudder, and the lines in the aircraft door are not complete.

Original / Forgery Comparison

The forgery is not known to have been used.

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

Set Date(s)

Summer 1944

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)