1940 German Occupation 'Swastika JERSEY 1940' overprint on GB 1940 Stamp Centenary 1½d brown. Superb fresh unmounted mint, pristine original gum. At the start of German Occupation, the commandant ordered all stocks of GB stamps be delivered to Bigwoods printers & overprinted with a swastika. However, after objections from Bailiff of Jersey & consultations with Berlin, a decision was made not to issue the overprint stamps & destroy all stock. All were then burnt, apart from several sets which were kept for archives or souvenirs. SG JW15 cat £3250+++, much under-catalogued as no examples have been on the market for very many years, & only several genuine examples exist (forgeries being plentiful!). The only unmounted mint example known to us. Great rarity of significant historical importance. 2013 Ceremuga photo cert
An overfull binder bursting with mint and used all periods laid out on stockpages with some better seen noted 1950s regionals to 2003, plus FDCs, Postage Dues, values to £3, good amount of defins and commems to modern, some nice M/S's etc, quantity and useful value.
Revenues: Range incl 10 Livres Specimen ovpt, and used, 2/6 purple specimen ovpt U/M, small range of Sales Tax incl ½d on vermilion, new pence vals ovptd Specimen (4 diff), then top values 50 livres used and £100 blue used, mainly fine. (15).
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