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ID # 330
SG GB 488forgery

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Archive ID #:

330

Archive Location:

100088

Cat. Number If known, from:
SG Concise 2017
Gault Catalogue 2018
Postmark Society
Barefoot Catalogue
:

488forgery

Type:

Stamp

Block Size:

1

Scanner Details:

(Mac OSX) HP Deskjet 2654 (1200 DPI, 24-bit Colour) through VueScan 9; Edited with GIMP; Lossless compression with ImageOptim; converted with Pixallon (NCH Software) to 350 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression

Country:

Great Britain

Monarch:

King George VI

Issued:

1939-45?

Face Value:

2d

Printing Type:

Unknown

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Unknown)

Colour:

Mint/Used:

Mint

Condition:

Fine

Variant:

Forgery

Hinged?:

Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:

Fine: - 20%
Good-Fine: - 40%
Good: - 60%
Fair to Good: - 70%
Fair: - 80%
Poor to Fair: - 90%
Poor: - 95%
Spacefiller: -100%
):

£25.00 (£20.00)

Description:

A curious stamp since it is a World War II Nazi forgery. We actually have two different version in our possession at the moment (entry #330 & #331), both of which were acquired from Dauwalders of Salisbury.

Both have the wave watermark which is clearly non-standard! There are also a few other smaller details too. The crown above King George VI has had the cross replaced with the Star of David and the penny symbol ("D") next to the value has been replace with a crude Hammer and Sickle. Further the flowers to the left and right of the monarch have had their centres replace with a Hammer and Sickle (on the left) and a Star of David (on the right).

This particular specimen, a forged 2d, is in good too fine condition. With a large, well preserved left and lower margin with the above details nice and clear and well printed. The horizontal and vertical perforations don’t quite match up which could tell us about the cheapness with which they were produced. The watermark is heavy and visible from both the front and back.

It's probably obvious why this was done, but they're fascinating pieces propoganda, and perhaps lesser known then the British forgeries dropped into Germany. That is, those public favourites of a skull superimposed on the Fuhrer's image. More examples are abound all over the world, and they always provoke curiosity.

Postmark:

None

Perfin:

None

Used by:

Not used (or user unknown)

Stamp Title:

Nazi Forgeries

Stamp Set:

Nazi Forgeries

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Waves

Gum (Type):

Intact (Unknown)

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

None

Perforation:

Plate (Die):

()

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not Applicable

Chalk Surface?:

Unknown


Disclaimer: information provided alongside the scans has no guarantee of being corretc. Errors and omissions are likely, especially in regards to the colour and shade of stamps due to personal colour-blindness. Please take everything with a grain of salt. If in doubt, go off the image not the data!

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