Laval Forgery

WWII Forgeries

In late 1942, the British produced this forgery of the French 30 cent issue depicting Pétain without hat.  The British added an image of the collaborating Prime Minister, Pierre Laval, peeking around from behind Pétain.

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