Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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Rare German parody "postage" stamp attacking Jews and Josef Stalin, produced by Jewish engravers and typographers held as prisoners at the notorious Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The stamp is a parody of the 1935 British stamp honoring George V's Silver Jubilee. In the German version, the king's portrait is replaced with one of Stalin, his crown now bears a Star of David, and a hammer and sickle appears at right. The years "1939 1944" appear at top, and "THIS WAR IS A JEWSH WAR" appears across top and bottom. The misspelling was unintentional, according to the German officer overseeing the task, though some believe that the Jewish laborers did so to embarrass their captors. The Germans used the 1944 date as they believed it would be the year of their final victory in Europe. The stamp is printed on paper watermarked with wavy lines, the stock being unused ration book or card paper as the country had already been flooded with bogus Allied forged ration coupons. This stamp, ungummed as original, is in superb condition.
(GERMAN PROPAGANDA STAMPS) "THIS WAR IS A JEW[I]SH WAR" PARODY STAMP
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Minimum Bid: $70.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $140 - $200
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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