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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Samoa-Two Early German Samoa Postage Stamps and One Forgery

Illustrated below are 2 Samoan postage stamps from the time when Germany controlled Samoa. They were prepared in Berlin at the Imperial Printing Office and the design (used throughout all German colonies) was of the imperial yacht "Hohenzollern" of Kaiser Wilhelm the 2nd.  The values shown here are 10 and 20 pfennig issues.

The stamp illustrated below is a forgery of the Samoan Express postage stamp. Probably a type 2 forgery of the original stamp.

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