Feldpost Airmail Forgery

WWII Forgeries

In 1943, the British forged the German Feldpost Airmail stamp.

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.

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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.).