Hitler Forgeries

WWII Forgeries

In 1944, the American OSS printed these forgeries of Deutsches Reich MiNr 785 and MiNr 788.

The stamps were affixed to bogus letters containing subversive materials and dropped over German and Austrian territory as part of Operation Cornflakes.

The stamps are easy to differentiate from the originals due to differences in perforation, paper, and print quality.

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Original / Forgery Comparison

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