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GUERNSEY

1941 Stamps used during the German occupation of the Channel Islands


(reduced sizes)

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue

Fiscal stamp of Guernsey, inscription 'REVENUE STATES OF GUERNSEY', with arms in the center:


JERSEY

Stamps of Great Britain, used in Jersey:

1941 As Guernsey stamps


(Reduced size)

  1/2 p green
  1 p red

1943 Various designs

(Sorry, no pictures available)

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p orange
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac


Isle of Man

1915 Knockaloe local issue, inscription 'Prisoner of War Camp Knockaloe I.O.M'

  1 p red

This stamp was issued in 1915 in the prisoner of war camp of Knockaloe on the isle of Man. The stamps was intended to serve on letters between the different prisoner camps on the island (25.000 German prisoners were on the island). The stamps was issued and forbidden by the authorities on the same day. All stamps except a few were burnt (only the above letter, a sheet of 21 stamps in the museum of Man and 9 stamps have survived). The above letter was recently offered on Ebay (October 2003).

Another picture of a Knockaloe stamps can be found at the following website of Sandafayre: http://www.sandafayre.com/gallery/stamp_3037.htm.

Of course, forgeries exist of this rare stamp, in the next forgery, the word 'FAUX' (=forgery) has been added at the bottom of the stamp:


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