SG479, & 481/84 1940 Centenary of First Adhesive Postage Stamps. Overprinted with the Nazi Swastika during the German Occupation of Jersey.

SG479, & 481/84 1940 Centenary of First Adhesive Postage Stamps. Overprinted with the Nazi Swastika during the German Occupation of Jersey.
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Catalogue Number: 248
SG Number: SG479
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SG479, & 481/84 1940 Centenary of First Adhesive Postage Stamps. Overprinted with the Nazi Swastika during the German Occupation of Jersey.

Produced on the orders of Captain Gussak, the camp Kommandant, however, the Bailiff of Jersey objected to the King’s head being disfigured – the matter was referred to Berlin where the objection was upheld and the order to destroy all these stamps was given… however, two complete sets and a few single values escaped destruction. A truly remarkable piece of philatelic history and great rarity. Ex. John Simpson (1950) – M. Wieneke Certificate of Authenticity