Auction: 19015 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
(x) Channel Islands
1940 Swastika Essays
KGVI 1d. red handstamped with one and four part strikes, and Centenary 2d. orange with two complete strikes; very rare. Photo
Note: When the 2d. bisects were considered the Nazi Military Governor of Guernsey conceived the idea of adding a swastika in the form of an overprint to each half stamp. The idea was forwarded to Germany for approval but was rejected as it would deface the portrait of a reigning monarch
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