I don't mean the American propaganda stamps showing Hitler as a skull, but the normal early 1940s stamps of Hitler's profile with an overprint of a skull. The only thing I could find on a Web search is a vague assertion that they are an attempt from the 90s to make an otherwise monetarily worthless stamp valuable. This is possible, but I thought I'd check with you guys as it only came from one source with no reason given for the assertion. No, I haven't bought one, I have been given one and I was curious. I like to know the history of my stamps, that's what fascinates me.
These are overprinted every year for the past 40 years ,something new listed mostly from Eastern Europe on EBAY.
Seen a nice Hitler overprinted lot at Regency Stamp Auction at the Milwaukee Stamp Show around 2010 for $1,000 ,it even came with a note from the bike rider who went to each village to get the 20 different sets from the post offices . Problem was nobody ever seen this overprint in 50 years ......got no bidders .
Hi there. I know this is an old thread but, I bought a set of the Hitler head stamps on Ebay that has a skull only printed on the portrait. The seller claims that they were overprinted in Russia. The set was only $9 so I went for it. It is a very nice overprint. It would have taken some work to create it I was thinking. I will post am image if you are still interested.
His claim that they were overprinted in Russia ---could be correct , -----overprinted last week ---That stamp above was never issued in Russia ,it would need a different overprint for occupation .It would need stamps with a small overprint of OSTLAND .Soviet's would never use that stamp for a overprint also .