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  • War



#2559 - 1941 World at War (1991) - Set of 10

Prior to our military involvement in December 1941 with the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. had already started to prepare for war by instituting the first peacetime draft.  President Roosevelt signed the Atlantic Charter with Winston Churchill and pushed Congress to pass the Lend-Lease Act to help our allies.  America became the arsenal of democracy as convoys sailed from U.S. to ports in England and Russia laden vital supplies and weapons.  Scott US #2559 29¢ A World at War

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#2697 - 1942 Into Battle (1992) - sheet of 10

This sheet of 10 stamps commemorates the US commitment and involvement in World War II. Naval battles, infantry advances and air bombing campaigns are shown, as well as highlights from the war effort at home through rationing and women joining the war effort. The sheet also features a map showing major skirmishes and battles as well as enemy territory as of 1942. Scott 2697 Into Battle

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#2765 - Turning the Tide (1993) - sheet of 10

By 1943, the Allies had been fiercely battling the Axis powers across Europe and vast swaths of the Pacific. British bombers finally reached Berlin and began unloading thousands of tons of bombs on the city, and in the Pacific theatre the Americans were leapfrogging from island to atoll on their way to the Japanese mainland. This "Turning the Tide" commemorative sheet marks the 50th anniversary of an important point in the fighting, as the Allies halted the enemies’ advances on all fronts and momentum began shifting in their favor. The war was years from being over, but the tide had finally begun to shift. Scott 2765 Turning the Tide

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#2838 - 1994 Road to Victory - sheet of 10

After halting the advance of Axis powers, by 1944 the United States and their allies were ready to begin pushing the enemy back, and on June 6th, 1944 a massive landing was launched on the beaches of Normandy, France. The US Navy, Marines and Air Force also drove back Japanese forces in the Pacific, retaking New Guinea and bombing vital Japanese supply bases. By December of the same year, Allied forces clashed with the Germans in Northern France during the Battle of the Bulge. Both sides saw some of the fiercest fighting of the War, though this would mark Germany's last major offensive attack. Scott 2838 Road to Victory

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200 Hitler's Germany

A Powerful Collection Over Half a Century Old! Fascinating Mint and Used pre-war and wartime issues, plus seldom-seen German occupation stamps of Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Estonia and Latvia! Produced while under heavy aerial bombardment, the war issues are remarkable for their quality of design and printing! More...

300 Hitler's Germany

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1943 Hitler's War Machines - Complete Mint Set of 12

A provocative look at how Hitler’s blitzkrieg overpowered Europe! These all-different, finely-printed issues features specialized troops of the Nazi Wehrmacht (War Machine) and the tools of destruction they used in their ruthless quest for world domination! More...

1944 Hitler's War Machines - Complete Mint Set of 13

Hitler's second war machine set was issued to commemorate Hero Memorial Day. Note the inscription change to "GrossDeutsches Reich" or "Great German Empire". More...

Hitler's 54th Birthday

1943 Germany Complete Mint Set of 6
With typical pompous arrogance "der Fuhrer" surrounded himself with emblems of past glory and might in this portrait stamp marking his 54th birthday. A fascinating reminder of one of the darkest periods of the 20th century.


German Hitler Heads - 1942-1944 Complete Mint, Never-Hinged Set of 25

Der Fuhrer ordered production of these issues for his own commemoration and demanded a royalty for every stamp bearing his portrait! This highly sought-after World War II set, including 17 finely engraved issues, is increasingly difficult to obtain! More...

150 Poland General Government - German Occupied Poland

1939-1944: Wartime Collection of 150!

Following the German invasion of Poland in 1939, Hitler's puppet government issued postage stamps for both mail delivery and propaganda purposes. 165 of these "General Government" stamp varieties were released during the brutal German occupation - over 90% of them are included in this collection!


German Occupation of Jersey - 1941 Mint Set of 2

Just a dozen miles off the coast of France, Jersey and her Channel Island neighbors were the only tracts of European British soil occupied by the Nazis in WWII. Yet on liberation, paper and ink were so scarce that these historic stamps were used for another year! More...

Incredible World War II Forgery - 1944 French Resistance Forgery Mint Single

1944 French Resistance Forgery Created for Secret Underground Mailings!

The daring French Resistance created this postal forgery of the 1.5 franc Marshal Petain to mail clandestine leaflets and anti-German propaganda inside France and then boldly used the Vichy Government's Postal Service that was loyal to Hitler and the Nazis to deliver their message!
While it is easy for stamp collectors to distinguish the forgery from the genuine stamp by comparing the perforations, this remarkable forgery went undetected during the war. Had this operation been discovered, any individual caught with these stamps would have certainly been interrogated by the Gestapo and likely executed, so secrecy and trust within the French Resistance was essential.

Kenmore has found a small cache of these fascinating old forgeries. Rarely seen, you can own one of these secret French Underground Forgeries at a very affordable price!

Full Sheet of 24 also available


French Resistance Forgery Mint Sheet of 24

1944 Full Mint Sheet of 24

This very rare full mint pane of 24 "Faux Petain" espionage forgeries was printed by the French Underground to frank mailings of clandestine literature in early 1944 prior to the liberation of France from Nazi control.  A purple handstamp on the reverse of the pane covers 6 stamps and reads ""Defense de la France - Direction / Atelier des Faux" ("French Underground - Directorate / Forgery Bureau") and shows the Cross of Lorraine, the symbol of the Free French.  Secretly printed by the Underground in primitive wartime conditions on ungummed paper, the difference between the forgery and the Vichy France postal issue is obvious.  Considering the risks of producing forgeries in Nazi-occupied France, and the potential disaster if the Underground was discovered, it's amazing that this pane survived the war! 

This is a great opportunity to own a creation of the French Underground movement in the rarely seen full pane format!


World War II Gurkha "Bullet" Coin - Minted from a spent rifle shell!

Brass 4-Paisa coin from Nepal struck from a spent rifle shell fired by the famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers against the Japanese in WWII. Issued in 1955 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the end of WWII and the heroism of the Gurkhas. More...

Legendary U.S. Navy Aircraft - Marshall Islands 1998 Complete Mint Sheet of 25

This breathtaking retrospective captures the extraordinary evolution of U.S. Naval Aircraft, from the NC-4, the first plane to cross the Atlantic, to the F/A-18 Hornet, the nation's first strike-fighter. Full sheet measures an impressive 6" x 8". (#666a-666y) More...

Guadalcanal - 1992 Solomon Is - 2 Mint Sheets of 10

Images past and present serve as reminders of one of the most bitterly contested struggles of the Pacific World War II theater. Centerpiece images of Henderson Field and Night Action off Savo Island mark a half century since the Battle for Guadalcanal. More...

1945-1946 Armed Forces Cover

Salute America's Defenders! A nostalgic tribute to the American men and women who served their nation. This historic 1946 First Day of Issue Cover includes the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines postage stamps with the official First Day of Issue cancellation. Note that the artwork (cachet) may vary. More...

Winston Churchill - Leader & Statesman - Complete Mint Set of 6 plus Commemorative Sheet

During World War II his mastery of the written word and superb oratory skills helped rally and inspire the British people to defeat Nazi Germany. This outstanding set from the Marshall Islands shows key events in the life of one of history's greatest statesmen! More...

Pearl Harbor 60th Anniversary Tribute

Lives were lost, heroes born, and a nation joined together as one, bound by steel-nerved determination on one of the most infamous days in history - dramatically portrayed in this 6-stamp sheet from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. More...
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