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1943 Hitler 'Spitler' Anti-nazi Propaganda, Little Girl Spitting in Hitler's Face, Complete Sheet (Rare)
Lot 5896
"Spitler" stamp, a parody of the 1940 12pf + 38pf red-brown Hitler birthday stamp. Extremely rare in complete sheet.

This stamp block is a private patriotic parody of Germany's 1940 12+38 pfennig brown-red Hitler's birthday stamp, with a child spitting in Hitler's face and the legend "Deutsches Ziel" ("German aim"). The German original shows Hitler receiving a bouquet of flowers from a young girl, with the legend "Deutsches Reich." The parody was produced in America by Lawrence & Graves, Los Angeles stamp dealers, in miniature sheets of four (2x2). The sheets have full margins bearing the small inscription "Copyright 1943 / Lawrence & Graves" beneath the left label and "Hollywood / California" beneath the right label.

The stamps were distributed to prominent stamp dealers and collectors, including U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The mailing to President Roosevelt resulted in the Secret Service and postal inspectors being notified and confiscation of the printer's Spitler stock, plates, and production supplies.
Condition: Top stamps - MVLH, bottom stamps - MNH. Light crease on top left corner, one separation by perforation at the right margin.
Type: Full Sheet
Condition: MNH, MVLH
Period: 1940-1959
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Germany: Occupations & Third Reich Propaganda - Auction #26

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