Nice Forgery

WWII Forgeries

In June/July 1943, the French Resistance (Forces Françaises de l’Intérieur, or FFI) printed this forgery depicting General Charles de Gaulle in profile.  The stamps are generally of poor quality printing on poor quality paper.

They are commonly known as the “Nice Forgery” (in German, Nizza-Fälschung) after the city of Nice, France.

Copies are known to have been used on mail transported within France during 1943-44.

They were printed in perforated or imperforate sheets of 9.

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