Sandafayre
Welcome to our site! Advanced Search

WWII Anti-Italian Propaganda Forgeries

Two anti-Italian propaganda forgeries of Italian stamps were prepared by the British probably near the end of 1943. Both forgeries parodied the Italian 1941 Italo-German friendship issue and indicated the notion that Hitler is in full charge of the Axis alliance. They were printed by photogravure in sheets of 20 stamps (4x5) and perforated 13.5, both are also known imperforated.

The first forgery is a parody of the 25c value (SG 555, Sassone 454) printed in green as the original. It shows changed expressions on the faces of Hitler and Mussolini – Hitler is shown snarling at surprised Mussolini. The inscription at the foot was changed from Latin text "Due popoli una Guerra" (Two peoples, one war) to "Due popoli un führer" (Two peoples, one leader) and Mussolini's sword ceremonial sword and axe have ragged edges.

The second forgery is a parody of the 50c value (SG 556, Sassone 455) but printed in green unlike the original that was printed in violet. It shows the words "Poste Italiane" at the foot replaced by the German inscription in Gothic letters "Zwei Völker Ein Krieg" (Two peoples, one war) and the value tablets don't show any indication of currency.

83 item(s) found

Sort By:
Items Per Page:

Lot Number: 510
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 69 - 83
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2493
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 650 - 750
  • Currency guide (USD): 897 - 1035
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6759
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 200 - 250
  • Currency guide (USD): 276 - 345
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6760
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 300 - 350
  • Currency guide (USD): 414 - 483
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6761
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 100 - 120
  • Currency guide (USD): 138 - 166
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2494
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 69 - 83
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 511
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 30 - 35
  • Currency guide (USD): 41 - 48
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6762
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 330 - 350
  • Currency guide (USD): 455 - 483
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6763
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 120 - 130
  • Currency guide (USD): 166 - 179
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 512
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 40 - 45
  • Currency guide (USD): 55 - 62
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2495
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 100 - 120
  • Currency guide (USD): 138 - 166
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2496
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 100 - 120
  • Currency guide (USD): 138 - 166
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 513
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 69 - 83
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 514
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 100 - 120
  • Currency guide (USD): 138 - 166
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6764
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 69 - 83
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2497
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 69 - 83
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2498
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 200 - 250
  • Currency guide (USD): 276 - 345
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 515
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 60 - 70
  • Currency guide (USD): 83 - 97
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6765
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 300 - 350
  • Currency guide (USD): 414 - 483
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 516
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 110 - 120
  • Currency guide (USD): 152 - 166
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6766
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 350 - 400
  • Currency guide (USD): 483 - 552
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 517
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 55 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 76 - 83
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6767
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 150 - 160
  • Currency guide (USD): 207 - 221
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 518
Closing: 23 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 120 - 130
  • Currency guide (USD): 166 - 179
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6768
Closing: 30 January 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 35 - 40
  • Currency guide (USD): 48 - 55
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Stamp Talk!

Stamp Talk is published every fortnight and contains interesting stamp articles and latest auction news. Enter your email below to sign up!


Current Stamp Auctions
Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • You may be wondering what reassurance we can give our buyers as to the value and quality of the items we sell? Well, it's very simple:


    1. We guarantee the honesty of our descriptions


    2. We guarantee the accuracy of our valuations


    3. We guarantee the satisfaction of our buyers


    If you're not happy- send it back! It's as simple as that. Whether it's a single stamp or an entire collection either from our auctions or as a direct sale you'll receive a full refund of the purchase price (including buyers premium on auction lots). See our Terms and Conditions page for instructions on how to send an item back.