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  • Chad Uber Alles!

    [Note: Shocking. I never thought I'd see the day. A country actual released commemorative stamps of the Third Reich.
    And of all countries, it's an African one doing it. Not only that but they are beautifully done.
    Click on images to enlarge!]



    [Below: Here are perforated versions of the above sheets.]

    [Below: Here is an example of the above sheet used on an envelope.]



    [Below: Imperforate stamps]


    [Below: Here is yet another African commemorative stamp sheet! This time it is from the Ivory Coast. Circa 2013.]


    [Below: Commemorative envelope from 1989. It's bizarre to see a modern German stamp officially stamped beside the image of Adolf Hitler, since Germany is so uttered controlled and tightly censored. This was done by an American company, they also did other WW2 commemorative envelopes.]


    [Below: Here is a recent stamp from Ajman State showing Mussolini.]


    [Below: These are cool and strange. These were found for sale online in 2016. I don't think Paraguay really released these stamps. I assume some enterprising person did this. The English is pretty bad as well, and that said, why are they in English? Paraguay is a predominately Spanish speaking country. Another thing, many of the pictures are wrong and not of the soldiers represented. Oh well, that aside, they are interesting. This one in particular is honoring one of my all time favorite human beings! Hans Rudel!!!]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Turkestan Legion, formed in May 1942.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the 23rd Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Kama (2nd Croatian), formed in June 1944.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Russian Corps, which was an anti-communist nationalist force of volunteers composed of White Russian émigrés in Serbia. On December 1, 1942 it was incorporated into the Wehrmacht.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the anti-communist force called the Serbian Volunteer Corps.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Freiwilligen-Legion Norwegen, which was formed by the Waffen-SS on June 29, 1941.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor The Nordkaukasische Legion, which was formed in 1942 and was made up of volunteers from the Caucasus region.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the SS-Freiwilligen Legion 'Niederlande' (Dutch volunteer legion), which was formed on June 22, 1941.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the 23rd SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland, which was formed in the summer of 1943.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the 29th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Italian) or Legione SS Italiana, which was formed on February 10, 1945.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Volga-Tatar Legion, a volunteer Wehrmacht unit composed of Muslim Volga Tatars/Bulgars, but also included other Idel-Ural peoples such as Bashkirs, Chuvashes, Mari people, Udmurt people, and Mordva.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the 25th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Hunyadi (1st Hungarian), formed in November 1944.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Free Corps Denmark, a Danish volunteer free corps formed on June 29, 1941.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the German 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the 9th SS Panzer Division 'Hohenstaufen', which was a German Waffen-SS Armored division.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the 369th Reinforced Infantry Regiment, otherwise known as the Croatian Legion.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the 1st Cossack Cavalry Division, a Russian Cossack division of the German Wehrmacht. It was formed in April 1943.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Waffen Grenadier Regiment of the SS (1st Bulgarian), which was formed September 1944.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Aserbaidschanische Legion (Azerbaijani Legion), formed in December 1941.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Armenian Legion, also known as the 812th Armenian Battalion, formed in December 30, 1941.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Free Arabian Legion, composed of Arab volunteers from the Middle East and North Africa during World War II. It was formed in 1941.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Free India Legion, composed of Indian volunteers, formed in 1941.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Georgian Legion, a military formation of volunteers who fought beside National Socialist Germany, formed in 1941.]


    [Below: These two sheets honor the Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism, founded on July 8, 1941.]


    [Below: These next sheets are supposedly from modern day Latvia. They honor the Latvian Legion, a formation of the Waffen-SS created in 1943.]


    [Below: This next sheet is supposedly from 2013 Ukraine. This sheet honors the Ukrainian 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician), formed in 1943.]


    [Below: This is from Eritrea. Well, some of these are not so 'great'...]


    [Below: Supposedly from Korea, this sheet honors German snipers.]


    [Below: This sheet is supposedly from 2011 Estonia, it honors the Waffen-SS Estonian Legion, formed August 28, 1942.]


    [Below: This sheet is supposedly from 2011 Estonia, it honors the Waffen-SS Estonian Legion, formed August 28, 1942.]


    [Below: This 'Korean' sheet from 2012 commemorates the Battle of Berlin.]


    [Below: This 'Korean' sheet from 2012 honors German heroes.]


    [Below: This sheet from Eritrea commemorates Germany's Luftwaffe, the most advanced air force of WWII. They were literally years ahead of the Allies.]


  • Below: These are bizarre sheets from Spain. Sellers have claimed they are from WWII and are some sort of ration coupons, but I seriously doubt that. There is no way the Spanish government released these strange things. Many of them cover WWII Axis topics, but others show communist themes and even American Old West and Indian themes. One of them is even dated 1965. There are many, many more than what is shown on this page. All-in-all, I have no clue what these are, but I thought they were interesting.

    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division, or Division Azul, as the Spanish called it.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: Commemorating the Spanish Blue Division.]


    [Below: 'Russia is responsible' - for the war, that is.]


    [Below: The German Condor Legion was the German force which came to help Spain fight off the communists during the Spanish Civil War.]


    [Below: I know, horrible quality, but I had to at least show it to you.]


    [Below: Here is one showing Adolf Hitler and the ration coupons that all of these came with.]


    [Below: Franco and Adolf Hitler.]


    [Below: A nationalist sweeps out the poisons - communism, free masonry, social injustice...]


    [Below: The Falangist political party was the ruling political party in Spain during and before WWII.]


    [Below: Here's some communist toilet paper for ya.]


    [Below: More communist toilet paper for ya.]


    [Below: More communist toilet paper for ya.]


    [Below: More communist toilet paper for ya.]


    [Below: More communist toilet paper for ya.]


    [Below: More communist toilet paper for ya.]


    [Below: More communist toilet paper for ya.]


    [Below: More communist toilet paper for ya.]


    [Below: More communist toilet paper for ya.]


    [Below: This is... strange! Very Ku Klux Klan. I saw a Catholic ceremony the other day using nearly identical garb as the KKK. Very odd.]


    [Below: What a fire hazard! Looks like a good way to burn your church down.]


    [Below: George Armstrong Custer. A brave and fearless warrior, he was betrayed and was killed because of it.]


    [Below: American Indian of the Sioux tribe. The city I live in, Omaha, is named after an Indian tribe that once lived in this region.]


    [Below: American Indian of the Sioux tribe.]


    [Below: American Indian of the Apache tribe.]


    [Below: Very strange, this is a movie advertisement!]


  • The stamps below are called fantasies, in stamp collecting terms. Meaning they're not from the Third Reich, and they're not copies of real stamps. These are sometimes produced to make people think they are some rare issue, but anyone with a stamp book would know these are not real. They can sometimes be neat though. Below you'll find cool looking designs and also bad ones, and I'll show you some fakes at the end.

    [Below: Hitler and Hindenburg sheet. I like this one. It looks like it could have been a real issue.]


    [Below: This is a strange one. I believe the image of the guy and his dog is from Switzerland, because of the distinct helmet he's wearing.]


    [Below: Talk about strange, a Titanic charity stamp? Who thought this up? Someone wanting to cash in probably.]


    [Below: This is a famous fantasy honoring the battle of Narvik in Norway. It is an older fantasy, not seen very often today. It's actually a pretty cool work.]


    [Below: The three stamps below are pretty cool looking. They are pretending to be German occupied Jersey. The cancel looks very close to the original.]

    [Below: The stamp on the left is a fake of a stamp design that was never released, but was planned, during the German occupation of the Channel Islands. There is a massive variety of fakes and fantasies of the German occupation of the Channel Islands. Most of the fakes use overprints on period British stamps, which is what the Channel Islands used before the German occupation.]


    [Below: These have names of specific Channel Islands.]

    [Below: These ones get a little bit more creative. I like the top row design.]


    [Below: This printer didn't even bother perforating them. Oh wait these are RARE PROTOTYPE PRINTER'S COPIES!!! Uh huh, yeah right.]


    [Below: These are very odd. These stamps never existed but the cancels did. These are fantasy stamps with fake cancels.]


    [Below: Here's a very bold overprint 'England has lost the war'.]


    [Below: A selection of fantasies. Or maybe we should call them nightmares?]


    [Below: And lastly...]


  • Okay, back to regular fantasies...

    [Below: These fantasies are extremely neat. Wow. I guess these are supposed to be occupied Great Britain.]


    [Below: This fantasy block is very lazy. Instead of perforating them someone just drew the perforation.]


    [Below: Same as above, but this time no illustration of a perforation.]


    [Below: This is pretty cool. It's a fantasy for German occupied Poland - which was referred to as General Government.]


    [Below: Okay let me try to explain this one to you. The one on the left is a German occupation of Poland stamp, it uses a Poland stamp which the Germans overprinted. The one on the right is a modern fake of a propaganda stamp the Allies created during WWII. A propaganda piece you could call it. It features a picture of Hans Frank, the General Governor of occupied Poland. It was printed in England to be used by the Polish underground. Apparently the plan was for them to slip it on to postage. Errr... for what purpose? I'm not sure. Pretty stupid really. I'll show you a few more items like this below.]

    [Below: This Hans Frank stamp is an 8 value, which never existed. It only existed in the above 20 value. Regardless, both of these are modern fakes.]


    [Below: This was also done by the British. I guess it tried to insinuate that Himmler was the real boss of Germany? Pretty stupid.]


    [Below: Here's a pair of more British propaganda stamps. These are parodies of the Winter Relief Fund in Germany. The top stamp shows a caricature of Himmler with a donation can.]


    [Below: Okay, here is a fantasy stamp and an authentic one. Can you guess which is which? The top one is the fantasy. Someone did a good job. The bottom stamp is from Bohemia and Moravia (ex-Czechoslovakia).]

    [Below: Here is another version of the fantasy of a Bohemia and Moravia stamp above.]


    [Below: Here is a 'Hitler head' British fantasy.]


    [Below: Another Britain themed 'Hitler head']


    [Below: This fantasy has a copy of a real postage stamp set in a fantasy sheetlet]


    [Below: This fantasy uses an authentic 'Hitler head' Third Reich stamp but has a fantasy stamp of Karl Dönitz, who was both an admiral and eventually became the president of the Third Reich. These two stamps are tied by a fake cancel.]


    [Below: This fantasy sheet uses various Third Reich era art to make up stamps that never existed. I think this looks pretty cool.]


  • The following contains examples of 'Hitler death heads', an idea introduced by the genius Allies. They basically played with the design of the popular 'Hitler head' stamp and added 'Futsches Reich' (I think this means something like 'vanishing Reich') instead of 'Deutsches Reich'. Many different fakes were spawned from this which are still being printed today to trick unsuspecting collectors. Whether any idiot actually slipped a stamp of this design into the German mail system is unlikely.

    [Below: Here's what the original design looked like.]

    [Below: A fake and a fake cancel with an original 'Hitler head' stamp.]

    [Below: Another example of the same.]

    [Below: Here is a fake which has 'SPECIMEN' overprinted on it. The word SPECIMEN was often overprinted on postage stamps (and even currency) by the postal authorities for various reasons, such as sending to post offices to familiarize the workers of soon to be released postage stamps. The overprint was placed to prevent usage. Authentic SPECIMEN stamps are usually very rare and command high prices.]

    [Below: Here's a modern day fake of the fantasy in sheetlet form and then placed on an envelope.]

    [Below: Different configuration but same make as the above. This one is even addressed to Eva Braun! Ha ha... uh huh.]

    [Below: Here's a bizarre variation on the concept. This is also a fantasy and not period WWII.]

    [Below: The above fantasy in B/W sheetlet form. 'Der Teufel Ist Tot' = 'The Devil is Dead'.]

    [Below: This fantasy shows all of the varieties of the fantasies and a reprint of the original design.]

    [Below: Another bizarre fantasy design. Pretty idiotic looking, like a child drew it.]


  • The following are reprints of German propaganda stamps from WWII. They featured various slogans overprinted on British stamps.

    [Below: The stamp used the basic look of a genuine British stamp but put the image of Stalin at its center and the words 'This war is a Jew[i]sh war'. Also note the Jewish stars and communist symbols. This is a reprint.]


    [Below: Here are two fantasy sheetlets.]


    [Below: Another German WWII propaganda design. On the left is an image of Stalin replacing the queen on the original design. On the right is a British stamp overprinted with the slogan 'Liquidation of empire - Hong Kong'. This piece is a reprint.]


  • Below: Here are original German WWII propaganda stamps showing the variety of designs made. Note the many different overprint slogans.


    [Below: The complete set of eight stamps, affixed on two special gift sheetlets with bilingual 'Special Stamp in Memory of the First Day of Invasion' in English and Russian. I'm not sure who released this or when?]


    [Below: Here are German WWII propaganda reprints of British stamps... except with the addition of a Jewish star atop the British crown!]


    [Below: 'WORLD-BOLSHEVISM']

    [Below: 'WORLD-SLAVERY']


    [Below: 'WORLD-JUDAISM']

    [Below: 'WORLD-BOLSHEVISM']

    [Below: 'THE BLUFF CHARTA']


    [Below: 'WORLD-BOLSHEVISM']


    [Below: 'WORLD-CAPITALISM' - New and used. Color differences are from scanning, not on stamps.]

    [Below: 'WORLD-JUDAISM']

    [Below: 'WORLD-SLAVERY']

    [Below: 'EMPIRE'S LIQUIDATION AT TEHERAN']

    [Below: 'THE BLUFF CHARTA']

    [Below: 'MURDER RUIN - CATHEDRAL OF COLOGNE']

    [Below: Here is a strip of three]


    [Below: 'MURDER RUIN - SAN MARINO' and 'MURDER RUIN - CATHEDRAL OF COLOGNE' - These stamps brought attention to the many priceless sites which the Allies destroyed during their murderous bombing campaigns.]


    [Below: Here's an example of some of the 'Liquidation of Empire' overprints. This first one is St. Lucia. Each different overprint was found on every denomination of each color as well.]


    [Below: Here's an example of a variety of overprints.]


    [Below: Here's an example of a variety of overprints with the original German stamps containing the Jewish star.]


    [Below: Here's a sheetlet of various overprints.]


    [Below: Three overprints.]


    [Below: Strips.]


  • Below are fakes/reprints of the above stamps. Note the shoddy overprint quality. The overprints are also too large, a dead giveaway.


  • Postcards mocking Churchill and Chamberlain.

    [Below: This basically says 'Not worth a cent!' and shows a battleship being broken over Churchill's head.]


    [Below: This says 'Not worth a cent!' as well and shows a caricature of Chamberlain.]


    [Below: Fantasy postcards using the above theme of Churchill, these appeared on the collectors market in the late nineties. Here are pictures of the postage on the postcards.]


    [Below: Here's an authentic Third Reich postcard from 1941 showing Churchill as some sort of Baby New Year! Haha...]


    [Below: Here is a strange envelope allegedly from 1945, in the days right after the war. There are many, many fakes of the so-called obliterated 'Hitler head' stamps and overprints galore, fantasy and authentic. The Allies ordered all Third Reich stamps bearing Hitler's likeness, swastikas, military depictions, etc. overprinted. These overprints took many forms, from propaganda slogans, town crests, bars, ink blobs, etc. etc.! This envelope has a message that says '1953'??? The overprints were not done in 1953, by then the postal system was long using regular issues. Whoever printed this was an idiot.]


  • Below are examples of the many different Allied overprints of German stamps after the war. Some of these are authentic, most are fakes. Enjoy!




    [Below: All of the sets of stamps below are modern fantasies.]






    [Below: A lovely little overprint that says 'Germany's destroyer'. And here I thought it was the murderous rain of bombs dropped on civilians by the Allies! Or the massive rape gangs that raped over one million German women. Also note the variation of this overprint on the above picture (bottom, right)]

    [Below: More fake/fantasy variations on the above dumb idea.]

    [Below: Another dumb overprint. As if people have the attention span to read all of that! Haha...]


    [Below: Haha... Wow, I'm guessing this is a fantasy overprint, but with the evil minds of the Allies, you never know.]


    [Below: Here were planned postage stamps by the Allies which they decided not to release. Very creative... for three year olds. I suppose they didn't release them because they thought people would think the stamps were cool!]


    [Below: Here's a stamp Poland released after the war (1946). It shows a skull faced SS soldier spreading crop fertilizer (Zyklon B). Believe it or not I've seen online auctions where people sell these stamps saying they were released BY THE SS!!! Haha! And people actually buy them, sometimes bidding up to five times what they are worth.]


    [Below: Here's a super duper oh-my-fucking-god-rare pirate overprint! Just kidding, it's another stupid fantasy.]


    [Below: Another fantasy.]


  • Germany wasn't the only one who got the pleasure of having their postage stamps obliterated. All the Axis countries suffered these wastes of ink. Here are but a few examples...

    [Below: France - Marshal Philippe Pétain. The 'RF' stands for Republic of France. Pétain was a beloved war hero in France and the leader of the WWII Vichy government. After the war he was imprisoned in a dungeon on an island off of France. His only request was to be buried on French soil after he died. The fucking monsters wouldn't even grant him that!!!]


    [Below: Belgium - 'V' for victory. But whose victory, Belgium? Certainly not yours. You were conquered in about 35 minutes after all. And look at you now. The people of post-WWII wouldn't even recognize you. Your people look more like that of Africa.]


    [Below: Yugoslavia. The people who make up the fake country of Yugoslavia got especially fucked after WWII. The Americans and British promised many of the underground terrorists that they would help them after the war... they lied. Instead they abandoned them to communism.]


    [Below: Here is an example of a stupid fake and an authentic Red Cross envelope. The top example is real, while the bottom is fake. Look at the detail of the real example versus the crude eagle of the fake. Also, look at who the fake is addressed to?! Haha... they even misspell his name the English way - Adolph vs. Adolf.]

    [Below: Fantasy Red Cross overprints.]


  • A variety of fantasy overprints...

    [Below: The 38th SS Division Nibelungen was a Waffen-SS unit formed in the final days of WWII. In March 1945 the unit was formed from staff and trainees of the SS-Junkerschule (SS leadership training school) at Bad Tölz. This fantasy overprint ruins a beautiful stamp - it says: 'And despite all, you were victorious'.]

    [Below: Same SS Division Nibelungen fantasy overprint but this time using the 1942 Vienna Postal Congress postage stamp.]

    [Below: Again the SS Division Nibelungen fantasy overprint but this time on a French stamp. The scammer must have ran out of German stamps.]


    [Below: Another SS overprint fantasy, this time it says SS Division Landstorm. This referred to the 34th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Landstorm Nederland, a division in the Waffen-SS which was formed from the SS Volunteer Brigade Landstorm Nederland, which was made up of Dutch volunteers.]


    [Below: Akin to the fantasy above, this fantasy simply says SS Dänische Legion SS. It uses a German air Feldpost stamp showing Adolf Hitler's plane.]


    [Below: Here's a variety of other fantasies using the SS rune and various divisions and units.]


    [Below: This fantasy overprint says 'Sturm Division Rhodos'. At the end of June 1943, the German general Ulrich Kleemann was sent to Rhodes, where he formed the Sturm-Division Rhodos. This Sturm-Division had a strength of between 6,000 and 8,000 men, including a unit of about 300 Greeks in German uniform.]


    [Below: Speaking of the island of Rhodos, here is a fake (this item actually existed) example of a German overprint from Christmas 1944. The German word for Christmas 'Weihnachten' was overprinted on an Italian Rhodos stamp. There are many fakes of this stamp, here are a few of them, some with fake cancels as well. All are examples of fake overprints on reprinted (fake) Italian 1938/1939 stamps. These stamps are known as Inselpost (Island Post) stamps.]

    [Below: Counterfeiters like to put their forgeries on old paper to give their creation the look of age. Here is an example of that.]


    [Below: A forged Inselpost envelope. The stamp is real but the overprint and everything else are fake. ]

    [Below: Stamp close-up. The original stamp was issued by German forces on Rhodes Island, 1944.]


    [Below: Another forgery of the Inselpost from Rhodes Island, 1944.]


    [Below: A forgery pair of the Inselpost from Rhodes Island, 1944. This forgery actually uses forged stamps as well as overprint.]


    [Below: I'm guessing this is trying to be the Inselpost from Rhodes Island. Either way it is a pretty bad forgery. The forgeries have been placed on a real Luftfeldpost envelope.]

    [Below: Close-up of stamp.]


    [Below: This is a forgery of an Inselpost stamp from Leros Island, issued by the German authorities for their troops on February 1945.]


    [Below: An envelope featuring two forged stamps of the Inselpost Leros Island issue. You will note that there are no perforations between the two stamps. An attempt to make it look rarer? If this were a genuine envelope with a single stamp (which is all it took, there would be no reason whatsoever to put two stamps on the envelope, since it only cost one stamp and soldiers were only given so many) it would be very valuable.]

    [Below: Close-up of stamp.]


    [Below: This is a forgery of an Inselpost issued on Crete, on November 1944. Note that the forger tried to make this even rarer by inverting the overprint.]


    [Below: This is a forged overprint for an Inselpost stamp that was issued in November 1944. It uses an authentic German package Feldpost stamp, as the originals did.]


    [Below: Here is a selection of forged Inselpost stamps, with a few other forgeries/fantasies to keep them company.]


    [Below: These stamps utilize an authentic overprint design used by the Germans for the Ionian Islands. The original stamps were overprinted on Italian stamps. These fakes/fantasies use Hitler head stamps, claiming them to be 'private issues', but all they really are is modern trash.]

    [Below: Close-up.]


    [Below: This is a forgery of a real stamp. The postage stamp is authentic, but the overprint is false. The original stamp was issued in April 1945 for German troops encircled in the Ruhr pocket. The cancel is a forgery as well.]


    [Below: These fantasies draw inspiration from a May 1944 set of postage stamps from Saloniki, Greece. A German officer had Italian stamps overprinted with a design similiar to this to be used as package stamps. However this officer had no authority to do so, and these stamps were declared illegal. The interesting part though is a very few of these stamps actually got through before hand and were sent to their destination! Possession of any one of these utter rarities is as rare as filming bigfoot.]


    [Below: This is a fake of a very, very rare German package stamp that was issued in Crimea in Novemeber 1943. This emergency stamp was to be used by troops in the Crimean peninsula to send packages home. It's unknown how many of these were actually used, but very few used examples have surfaced in modern times.]


    [Below: Fake KURLAND overprinted stamps. These use real German feldpost stamps by with a fraudulent overprint. The original stamps were issued on April 20, 1945 to be used by the military forces trapped in the Courland bridgehead. These fakes even contain a 'rare' inverted overprint error!]

    [Below: Here's an even rarer envelope using KURLAND stamps! This is laughable indeed, especially since not a single genuine envelope using KURLAND stamps has ever been found!]


    [Below: Here are some forgeries of some very rare Italian Social Republic stamps issued for a submarine base. Much more proffesional looking overprints than usual. Suddenly postage stamps worth a penny (on a good day) become worth hundreds! But alas, they're all fake.]


    [Below: Speaking of submarine bases, here are forgeries of the famous German U-boat issue. The stamp and the forged cancel are poorly done. The original stamp, fairly crude as well, was issued in March 1945, for troops cut off on the Hela peninsula (Poland). Mail from the troops was to be moved via U-Boat. Authentic envelopes are extrememly rare, commanding prices over 10,000 dollars.]

    [Below: A pair of fakes.]

    [Below: Forgeries on an envelope.]

    [Below: Close-up of stamp.]

    [Below: Forgeries on an envelope.]

    [Below: Close-up of stamp.]

    [Below: Forgeries on an envelope.]

    [Below: Forgeries on an envelope.]


    [Below: Poorly done forgeries of stamps from WLADIMIR-WOLYNSK, Northern Ukraine, issued on April 1944. Look how horrible the wings are on the cancel - one faces one way and the other a different way. The originals of these are pretty rare and pricey.]

    [Below: Another forgery, this time on piece with cancel.]

    [Below: The same old tactic of forgers, take an authentic Feldpost envelope from WWII and add forged stamps.]


    [Below: This is a fantasy overprint on a Russian stamp. Reval is now Tallinn, Estonia.]


    [Below: Pleskau or in Russian 'Pskov'. More fantasy overprints... it's interesting that fakers often use Feldpost cancels on their stamps, when Feldpost letters didn't use stamps, only cancels, unless it was airpost, then it used one specific stamp, NEVER any others.]

    [Below: Same garbage.]


    [Below: These are forgeries of a real overprint done on captured Russian stamps. They were for Alexanderstadt Territory, Ukraine, December 15, 1941. The real stamps can be quite expensive and are accordingly very rare.]

    [Below: Fakes... fakes... fakes... fakers gonna fake. Let's try not to hate. Too late. Very poetic eh?]


    [Below: 'Nuremberg Party Day'. This is a newspaper stamp.]


    [Below: 'Dornsdorf - Our Thanks to the Führer'.]

    [Below: 'Strausberg'.]

    [Below: More 'Strausberg'.]


    [Below: 'Two Peoples - One struggle'. This slogan was used for the Italian/German alliance.]


    [Below: The 3 dot and a dash is Morse Code for the letter V, standing for victory.]


    [Below: An array of fantasy overprints. Whoever is responsible for this should be charged with a crime - it's defacing history - not to mention deceiving young collectors.]


    [Below: 'Asch' - this fantasy attempt to be from the Sudetenland liberation of 1938.]


    [Below: 'Sturm Division Rhodos'.]


    [Below: 'Wildon Steiemark ist frei 1945'. Wildon is a small town near Leibnitz in the Austrian state of Styria.]


    [Below: This piece uses an old Austrian stamp for the fantasy overprint 'Deutsche Heimat Osttirol' = 'German Home East Tirol'.]


    [Below: 'Christmas 1944'. This uses a Bohemia and Moravia postage stamp (ex-Czechoslovakia).]


    [Below: 'Militär-verwaltung Belgrad' = Military administration Belgrade. This fantasy uses an old Yugoslavian stamp.]


    [Below: This fantasy pretends to be a Hungarian stamp - 'Offiziers Kasino Budapest'.]


    [Below: A Croatian-oriented fantasy - 'Njemacka Hrvatska'.]


    [Below: A Stalingrad themed fantasy! Ha.]


    [Below: Gau Lemberg? Are they talking about Lviv, Ukraine? Another stupid fantasy, regardless.]


    [Below: Lithuania themed fantasies.]


    [Below: These aren't fantasies, but forgeries of real postage stamps. Zara was an area ceded to Italy after WWI and occupied by Germany following the Italian armistice in September 1943. Some of these stamps, well the real ones, are very pricey and rare.]


    [Below: Here is another forgery of a real stamp. Can you guess which one is the real one in this picture? If you said the bottom one you are right! Ljady was in the Leningrad District. This stamp was instituted on December 1941 for District courier mail of the German District Command 1941-43. It is a pricey and rare stamp and very obscure.]


    [Below: This is an odd and semi-clever fake. It uses a real German Feldpost envelope and overprints the look of an Auschwitz envelope. A dollar envelope suddenly has the potential to be worth $200.00. Of couse, anyone with a brain would say 'Why is a Feldpost envelope coming from Auschwitz?'.]


    [Below: This is a very stupid. A forger took a fake stamp and stamped this Feldpost envelope many times in an attempt to make a collect think 'Look at this bizarre piece'. Stupid garbage.]


    [Below: 'Spende für das WHW' = Donation for the WHW. This fantasy pretends to be some sort of donation stamp for the Winterhilfswerk (Winter Help Work), a charity organization.]

    [Below: Another 'Spende für das WHW'.]


    [Below: A laughable fantasy using a block of four stamps. The Third Reich NEVER did this sort of configuration, although it was used shortly after the war by the Allied occupiers.]


    [Below: Another example, this time using six stamps.]


    [Below: 'Berlin Paris' whatever the hell that means. This fantasy uses a French stamp with the portrait of French Vichy President Philippe Pétain.]


    [Below: A 'Berlin' overprint on a Bohemia and Moravia stamp? Another trash fantasy.]


    [Below: Fantasy overprints on old Austrian stamps, probably pretending to be from the Anschluss.]


    [Below: These fantasies are pretending to be from after the war.]


    [Below: Danzig 1944? Fantasy. Fantasy Fantasy.]


    [Below: Yeah let's cover a swastika with another swastika and graffiti Adolf Hitler's face with a swastika. Puh, stupid fantasies.]


    [Below: Memel is Free. Although there are authentic Memel overprinted stamps, these are not them. These are fantasies.]

    [Below: More Memel fantasy garbage.]


    [Below: Here is a mixture of fantasy overprints (the American flag ones) and fraudulent cancels. Sometimes a postage stamp can be worth hundreds or even thousands of times its value if it is canceled (used). This is such a case. These are the last stamps issued during the Third Reich. They were literally released while Berlin was under siege by the communists. It is debatable if any envelopes where these stamps were used were actually delivered. There are many, many fake cancels on these, not to mention fake envelopes as well (see below).]

    [Below: Fraudulent envelope of the above mentioned stamps, in imperforate form. These were issued on April 21, 1945 and contain the images of an SA and an SS soldier. Two more stamps were planned in this set, an NSKK and NSFK one. Prototypes of these two stamps were found after the war. These prototypes are worth over $20,000 dollars!]


    [Below: Here is a selection of forgeries of famous rare stamps. Some of them are done fairly good too. Beware...]

    [Below: Here are different examples of forgeries of the Ukraine set above. These were originally issued in Southern Ukraine on February 3, 1944. They are very rare.]


    [Below: Here's a pathetic forgery of a very, very rare stamp. This is called a bisect, it was made on April 13, 1901, created on the German cruiser VINETA. 600 were made for the crew to send newspapers celebrating the Emperors birthday back home. The real stamp sells for 13,000$-22,000 on envelope!]


  • Here are a wide selection of 2017 fakes found on an online auction. As you will see many authentic stamps have been forever destroyed by this unscrupulous seller. He has created a wide variety of fantasy overprints on authentic Third Reich stamps hoping an uneducated collector will think they are authentic. This guy is the worst of the worst. Check out some of his crimes against history...

    [Below: A sea of fake, worthless trash.]

  • Click here to see more of this criminal's garbage

    [Below: Even currency fromm WWII is being fraudulently overprinted by greedy online sellers worldwide. Click on the image and link below to see many examples of the insanity!]

  • Click here to see more fraudulent currency overprints


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