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Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by Skipper, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Hello cckerberos! Thank you for the compliment, if you have some nice WWII items from the Pacific theater I would love to see a few. I know the Japanese had many local issues in the occupied countries but I don't have any of these. I have however a lot of former French colonial issues. I will scan a few in the future and scan them.
     
  2. cckerberos

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    Sure thing. I'll see if I can get some scans up over the next few days.
     
  3. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    That's fine, in the meantime I shall scan a few of my French French Issues
     
  4. cckerberos

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    Okay, here are a few:

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    These were issued in 1943 by the Naval Civil Administration and were used in the areas of the Dutch East Indies that were controlled by the IJN.

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    The top four are Manchukuo (the Japanese puppet state in Manchuria) stamps and celebrate the construction of the national capitol. The lower three are stamps of Manchukuo overprinted with the words "Republic of China" after the war.

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    These are Japanese definitive stamps overprinted by the American military in early 1946 for use in Korea.
     
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    Very nice! Thanks!
     
  6. Skipper

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    Some really nice additions here. It's the first time I see these Japanese occupation stamps issued in Dutch currency with cents and guldens. Thanks a lot for postings these. I'll post more very soon. I still need to scan some stuff and I am going to a flee market tomorrow and hope to find some WWII militaria and stamps there too.
     
  7. cckerberos

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    Those are definitely my favorite Japanese war issues. The Japanese also issued original stamps in Burma, the Philippines, Java, Malaya, and Sumatra. They also made *tons* of overprints (over 1,000 for China alone). Most of them have very cheap catalog values but it's almost impossible to find full, unused sets for sale. I've never been to a local flea market, but that's something I should consider.
     
  8. cckerberos

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    Here are some European issues that I don't believe were posted earlier:

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    These are from the Slovak Republic that was set up after Germany grabbed Czechoslovakia and created the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.


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    These are stamps from the Sudetenland, locally handstamped with "Wir sind frei!" ("We are free!")


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    Stamps issued by the Polish government-in-exile. There's also one Hungarian stamp from immediately after the Soviet occupation.
     
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    Skipper Kommodore

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    Some more great issues. I like the ones from the Polish exile government. It's esay to recognize aircrafts and vehicles. I don't speak polish but I understand a few key words that may help you on these stamps: Lotnictwo= airforce, Wojsko = army, polskie= polish, Brytanii = England, Francji= France, Marynarka= Navy, Norwegii= Norway, Prasa = press?

    Also you probably noticed that on one of your Sudeten stamps the overprint is only partial (the purple Haleru one) , which makes it interesting.
     
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    Here some Free French issues from territories that could not be occupied by the Axis:

    1) Martinique, in the West Indies Free French Issues.

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    2) ST pierre and Miquelon Free French issues (French Ilsand near the Canadian coast)
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    What wonderful images! I jumped over from the Stamp Community. Glad I did.
    Allan
     
  12. Kai-Petri

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    Excellent stamps, thanx Skipper!
     
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    Glad you jumped over and I'm happy to see that this thread is connecting stamp and militaria collectors. I collect both :)

    Thanks for the kind words Kai, I'll add more WW2 occupation stamps soon. I put them in the art section on purpose because some are truly masterworks.
     

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