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[Below: HA! Here the English lion is muzzled by a German child, its claws are clipped by an Italian child, while a Japanese child pulls its tail!
Click on the link to see more pictures from this set: HERE ]

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[Below: Mussolini and the king...]

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[Below: This Italian postcard commemorates the famous visit of Adolf Hitler to Italy in May of 1938.]

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[Above: Europe fighting the forces of anti-Europe. Seen here a German and Italian soldier hold back the Bolshevik beast, protecting their family and future.]

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  • The following are done by the superb Italian artist Julius Bertoletti. They basically say 'And you... what do you do?' For the war effort, of course.

    [Above: Here is a poster/postcard. 'And you... what do you do?']

    [Above: This is a vignette stamp sold for charity. 'And you... what do you do?']

    [Above: Here is a poster/postcard. 'And you... what do you do?']

    [Above: These are vignette stamps sold for charity. 'And you... what do you do?']

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    [Above and below: These are mailing propaganda vignettes. Note the upper right one speaks of the V1 rocket and shows London burning.]

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    [Above: This postcard shows the Italian soldier fighting besides his comrades, the German and Japanese soldier.]

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    [Above: This postcard shows the Italian soldier fighting besides an African soldier from the country of Eritrea.]

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    [Above: We Will Return! This propaganda card refers to the Axis defeat in Africa.]

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    [Above: 'In Flammis Flamma']

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    [Above: Circa 1936.]

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    [Above: Postcard from 1942.]

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  • Click for larger image!

    [Above: Front. German postcard from 1941 bearing the words: 'Two peoples, one struggle'.]

    [Above: Back. Note German Hitler/Mussolini stamp.]

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    [Above: Circa 1938.]

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    [Above: This striking postcard shows V1 missiles over England and a clock signifying time is running out. England and its ally the United States had developed a terror campaign of fire bombing civilian cities, where hundreds of thousands were murdered. This postcard is in response to those inhumane bombings. It translates as: 'Hour by Hour, Day by Day, Week by Week, the Bombing of England - Retaliation for the terror unleashed on Europe.']

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    [Above: This commemorative envelope is for Adolf Hitler's visit to Italy.]

    [Above: This is a postcard that commemorates Adolf Hitler's visit to Italy.]

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    [Above: This is a German envelope mailed in 1941 with the German Hitler-Mussolini stamp 'Two Peoples and One Struggle'.]

    [Above: Here is a close-up of the stamp.]

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    [Above: This is an Italian commemorative mailing card with Italian Hitler-Mussolini stamps.]

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    [Above: This postcard bears a Vatican City stamp and celebrates Adolf Hitler's historic visit to Italy.]

    [Above: A cancel from another postcard, this time for Adolf Hitler's visit to Naples.]

    [Above: A 1937 German souvenir sheet bearing cancels commemorating Mussolini's visit to Germany.]

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    [Above: Tax stamps from 1942 bearing Mussolini's portrait. P.N.F. stands for 'The National Fascist Party' while 'ANNO XXI' commemorates 21 years of the fascist party.]

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    [Above: Military package stamp from the Italian Social Republic, 1944.]

    [Above: Used version.]

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    [Above: Stamps from Italy, circa 1941, bearing Mussolini and Hitler's images and the words "Two Peoples, One War"]

    [Above: Also of interest is the stamp shown here - it is a very rare British forgery from WWII. The main countries involved in WWII all printed forged stamps of their enemies, for various reasons (disruption of the enemy postal system, propaganda, etc.).]

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    [Above: A heavily censored envelope, censored by both the Italian and American authorities, from November 12, 1941 bearing the above Hitler/Mussolini stamps.]

    [Above: Back of envelope showing more censor marks.]

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    [Above: Another envelope showing different Hitler/Mussolini stamps sent to Croatia in 1941 and bearing Italian censorship tape.]

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    [Above: Stamps from Italy's African empire, bearing Mussolini and Hitler's images and the words "Two Peoples, One War"]

    [Above: Same, except these are for air mail]

    [Above: Same, except this time the stamps are from Libya]

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    [Above: Envelope from 1942.]

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    [Below: Here are some Italian Social Republic stamps that were overprinted for use by the Republican Guard.]

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  • These are rare stamps from an Atlantic Ocean U-boat base. A U-boat base was established at Bordeaux by the Italian Regia Marina Italiana in 1940. From this base the Italians launched attacks on Allied ships. After the Italian surrender in September 1943 the base was quickly seized by German forces, leaving much of the Italian naval personnel at the base who were still loyal to Mussolini. The Italian postage stamps found there were overprinted by the Germans, as seen below. Circa 1943.

    [Above: Only 200 of these were issued!]

  • [Above: Text variation.]

    [Above: Used blocks of four!]

    [Above: Here is a variation overprinted 'Republicana' instead of 'Repubblicana'.]

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  • A different style overprint from that above, these are extremely rare stamps from an Atlantic Ocean U-boat base. Only 200 sets were printed! Circa 1944.

    [Above: Close up of overprint.]

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  • These stamps are extremely rare overprinted local stamps from the Italian Social Republic, which was set up after Mussolini was freed by Otto Skorzeny. Circa 1944.

    'Hitler decided that Mussolini must be freed from the Italian partisans because Benito was his friend and had acted in good faith.'
    -Otto Skorzeny

  • As above, these are locally overprinted stamps, extremely rare, 1944.

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  • Another set of very rare locally overprinted stamps, from Alessandria. Circa 1945 local.

  • Below are the common variety of Italian Social Republic postage stamps, although still fairly uncommon on an envelope. This is sent registered from Besano, Italy to Switzerland.

  • Close-up of stamp.

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    [Above: Italian Social Republic sheetlet, 1944]

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    [Above: Italian Social Republic double overprint error, 1944.]

    [Above: Italian Social Republic block of four, double overprint error, 1944.]

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    [Above: 1944 Italian Social Republic registered envelope from Ortisei to Germany]

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    [Above: 1944 Italian Social Republic registered envelope from Luino to Germany.]

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    [Above: 1944 Italian Social Republic envelope from 'Der Deutsche Berater' (German Consultant) for the Province of Trieste.]

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    [Above: 1943 Italian Social Republic envelope to Bologna, with rare usage of a diagonal half of 1L stamp, paying 50c from Milano to Castel S.Pietro.]

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    [Above: Very rare unreleased prototype stamps for the Italian Social Republic. These were prepared, but not released, due to the war situation.]

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    [Above: Postcard 'Victory!']

    [Above: Vignette - 'And victory in spite of everything!']

    [Above: Vignette - 'He fights, and you?']

    [Above: Block of vignettes.]

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