A few of these have shown up in other threads but I thought it might be worthwhile to explore the Cinderellas of the most prolific and controversial character of WWI. Delandre was the stamp con man of his day. Aside from several lucrative bogus business deals, he invented the Delandre vignette which was a popular form of label or poster stamp during World War I. He started by reproducing Italian regimental vignettes when the supply of originals proved insufficient for his needs. From there he expanded to include French army stamps and ultimately he produced over 5000 different patriotic stamps which have become a popular collecting area in Cinderella philately. Following the success of Delandre's other productions, the French Red Cross asked him to produce similar stamps for them in order to raise funds. Unfortunately, despite selling many stamps, Delandre failed to pay the Red Cross their share of the proceeds and in 1917 he was arrested. He subsequently died in jail in 1923.