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Germany 1944 Danish Legion Feltpost set of three

£895.00
SKU JC3277

Germany 1944 (October) Danish Legion Feltpost +25 Ore to +1 Krone, left marginal set of three propaganda labels.

A very fine and fresh unmounted mint positional set of three with full original gum.

Very rare, only known issued in a booklet and seldom offered.

The stamps feature famous landmark views as follows:

Green +25 øre Roskilde Domkirke (cathedral)
Blue +50 øre Koldingshus (Kolding Castle)
Red +1 mk Kronborg castle (which also served as a lighthouse)

On 12 July 1942 Germany formed the ‘Frikorps Danmark’, a legion of Danish volunteers. Their purpose was to aid the fight against Russia on the Eastern Front. They saw combat there until 20th May 1943 when they were disbanded.

These propaganda labels were issued in Denmark by Nazi German authorities and were intended to act like semi-postal stamps. Their purpose was to benefit Danish Legion soldiers fighting on behalf of the Germans on the Eastern Front on free military mail; thus, there was no base denomination, only supplementary value.

Michel I-III Catalogue Value: €1,200.

 

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