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King George VI Coronation 1937 Brown-Border COMPLETE SET of 60 different labels (originally issued in a sheet of 10 by 6). Affixed on both sides of one page by hinging, but a few may be additionally stuck due to over-zealous hinging (I suspect that this can mostly be dealt with by carefully removing ("worrying them off") the page from the label, rather than the label from the page). Quality is generally fairly good, but some show toned spots at top related to the hinging; a few others (perhaps 6-8?) have perforation damages (I think most will flatten out) due to the way they are overlapped on the page and caught on each other. They are NOT stuck to each other. Though I am sure I could sell this set for much more if I took the time to take the stamps off the page, I leave that task to someone with more time on their hands. A really spectacular set of designs that relates the early life of the man who would become George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II.
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29.00

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240857
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FORGERY OF A FORGERY: Forgery imperforate souvenir sheet of four of U.S. OSS "Operation Cornflakes" Postal Forgery of orange-red 12 pf Hitler Head stamp with the text "FUTSCHES REICH" (ruined empire) and the jaw partly exposed showing the teeth. The original postal forgeries were created ca.1942-1943 by the U.S. OSS (Office of Special Operations; precurssor to the CIA) in the design as shown on this item, but with perforations and printed in large sheets. The original postal forgery is listed in Michel as #17 of such postal forgeries -- it is costly and sought after. Text from the Henry Gitner hgitner.com website: "These stamps were key part of a high level clandestine plan to undermine the morale of the average German citizen. The Allies felt that if many German people started receiving Anti-Nazi propaganda in their morning mail delivered punctually at breakfast time by the mailman, they would feel that their "German Empire" was falling apart from within... The OSS decided that the best way to smuggle the mail into the regular German postal system was to bomb mail trains. In addition to bombs to possibly destroying the trains, they dropped sacks of mail containing Anti-Nazi propaganda. During the confusion of cleaning up the wreck, the false mail sacks were mixed with the damaged German mail. The OSS re-created all aspects of the German Postal system from real business return addresses to many thousands of names and addresses pulled from the telephone directories. They even replicated the mail bags, postal markings and every other detail of the postal system. Every letter was franked with a 12pf stamp or two 6pf stamps. On opening the letter, they would find it filled with anti-Nazi propaganda including the 12pf "Futsches Reich" stamp." This, however, is a later -- I am guessing from the 1960s or perhaps the early 1970s; it is not a more recent reproduction which also may exist -- imperforate, gummed, souvenir sheet of four stamps reproduction / forgery of the original postal forgery. Over the years, I have seen dealers successfully selling this for around $20. NH VF souvenir sheet of 4; small natural paper inclusion far out in the margin away from the stamps. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO COUNTRIES WHERE SUCH ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED.
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240858
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Norwegian Missionary in Madagascar (Madagaskar) Local Post Stamps: NH VF reproduction souvenir sheet of 16 stamps, crudely printed to resemble the original 1894-1896 local post stamps. Each of the original four stamp designs / denominations is represented by four examples; each example has small differences (the originals were printed from crudely set hand-set type). The souvenir sheet, created by Norwegian philatelist Arne Bye in 1968 with only 200 souvenir sheets printed, states that these are "eftertrykk" (after-prints), but might be more appropriately termed photographic reproductions. With the original stamps (which are listed in the specialized catalogs) valued at hundreds of dollars each, this s/s of 16 stamps is as close as most collectors will get to owning examples. Each s/s is numbered; the placement on the paper and size of margins will vary (these were hand cut). These are rarely offered, but over the years, I have seen them sell -- and have sold them myself -- for over $100 in online auctions (when I have offered them, I have never started them for more than $50).
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50.00

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Label: "ROANOKE, VA. / AN ALL-AMERICA CITY / THE STAR CITY OF THE SOUTH". Lithographed, rouletted label design (view of the city with mountains in the distance) with printer inscription "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, LITHO." Very attractive. The city was first named an All-America City in 1952 and six times subsequently. The huge star on a nearby mount was built in 1949 (it has an interesting history, see Wikipedia). This has the appearance of having been issued in the 1952-1965 time period. NH F-VF.
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2.50

4-Block Available at 4x price.

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239345
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1946 Allentown Philatelic Society LIBERTY BELL U.S. Philatelic Exhibition Labels. Set of three small imperforate souvenir sheets, Mint hinged VF, with black text/center and colored stamp frames in blue, green, and red. The text explains and the vignette pictures the 1777 force of 200 American calvary transporting the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown for safekeeping under the floor of the Zion Reformed Church where it remained until the British evacuated Philadelphia. A scarce set of stamp show labels and a wonderful set for a thematic collection of Liberty Bell, American Revolution, American History, etc.
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15.00

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238429
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ca.2002 imitation LABELS of U.S. 29, 32, 33, and 34 cent stamp issues relating to SPORTS. Two small "sheets" measuring 93 x 73 mm and 86 x 73 mm. The "stamp" designs are miniatures and have a black X over the denominations; The text "Not for used on mail." is in the sheet margins. The labels are self-adhesive, die-cut. The label side is yellowish and very glossy; the backside is white and dull surface without any printing on the back. They must have been created in 2002 or later because that is the date of the most recent stamps pictured on them. Experts in the field of test stamps, as well as the Scott editors have examined these items and have determined that a) none of them has seen them before or knows anything about them and b) that they are not likely to be any kind of test stamps. My guess is that they are "toy" stamps. [Please advise if you know the origin of these labels.]
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10.00

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732407
Associated Stamps of the West - Roads to Romance Label Book: Collectible labels issued by Tide Water Associated Oil Company. The labels are almost all neatly adhered to the pages, as usual and as intended. Book is in excellent condition, with red book cover having owner name lightly written; the inside is in near-perfect condition. Spaces for 100 labels (#101-#200), ALL but #199 and #200 are present. Tremendous range of topics / thematics. I have seen these labels offered for as much as $5 each. Extremely collectible and very seldom seen now, especially in books. Total of 98 labels. If broken up and sold individually the value would be at least $200! Shipping cost is additional for this item.

54.00

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236649
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"FUTCHES REICH" (ruined empire) Hitler Death Mask REPRODUCTION / FAKE souvenir sheet of four 12 pfennig stamps with text "WE EIN VOLK RETTEN WILL / KANN NUR HEROISCH DENKEN". NH VF. This is a "fantasy", a fake of a fake; no such souvenir sheet originally existed. The original propaganda forgery stamps were made by Allied Forces in support of Operation Cornflakes. An interesting and creative philatelic item. Based on the collection this came from, I am guessing that it was created in the 1960s or 1970s. I have not seen this s/s before and have not found it offered anywhere. The genuine examples of such items sell for around $25,000. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO COUNTRIES WHERE SUCH ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED.
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233843
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National Dog Week advertising labels for 1933 and 1937 picturing different dog breeds. Black on yellow paper, Mint or NH, F-VF.
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8.00

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233848
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Colorado Local Post philatelically inspired stamp-like labels. Wide variety of designs, some mimicking actually issued stamps, such as the U.S. Zepps. Group of 28 plus four souvenir sheets. Previous owner noted that this was complete issues 1978-1985, but I cannot confirm that. Wonderfully fun items!
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20.00

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