Quote: Renden: very nice, I'm jealous. Was this an auction buy?
Bought from a Canadian dealer and contacted him before as well as checked the cert with VGG...he didn't know about the rare numerical cancel as the cert does not specify it and I do not think they ever do in types of numeral cancels.
The swastika is a symbol that has been used for many centuries in various different cultures. Its use on this stamp been discussed here before: http://goscf.com/t/40290
The original stamp (without the overprint) was issued on 2 January 1931. If it had been issued two or three years later, I think they would have had second thoughts about incorporating a swastika into the design!