An interesting French cover arrived in my mailbox yesterday. The front is cancelled Marseille Oct 3 1941 before the US entered the war.
Over on the left it says it "by clipper via Lisbon" in the same ink and apparent hand as the address in Fresno, California.
The verso though bears five "stamps" promoting "La Legion des Volontiers Francais Contre le Bolchevisme" a.k.a. the LVF. I understand these are not really recognized as "stamps" as they were not governmentally backed postage, as they came from this unit itself or their private promoters.
I am curious about the issue dates on these LVF cindarellas/stamps. Is it April 2 1942 as on the sheets PostmasterGS showed in the thread https://www.stampcommunity.org/topi...IC_ID=14977.
Without being tied to the cover by a cancel I think these are later additions.
If that is the only issue date, it would definitely make these later additions to the envelope. Or were these produced over a longer period and started to appear in time to be genuinely on this letter?
Anyway, this thing was only a couple bucks so I am not out more than a Big Mac in case this thing is completely bogus.