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Osland 1943 Olita Alytus provisional registration

OSTLAND: Olita / Alytus Rare Provisional Registration

After Germany's declaration of war on the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941 it took only 7 days for the entire Lithuania to be in German hands. While the rather prompt resumption of postal services, however fragmentary, was being effected by Lithuanians themselves, the appointment of Generalpostkommisar Ostland on July 25, 1941, initially operating from Kaunas, completed the German … [Read More...]

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LPS Journal No 242

The long-awaited LPS Journal No 242 featuring excellent research articles by Dr. V Doniela, Dr. V. Geyfman, A. Kapochunas and others is now in print. This multicolored issue … [Read More...]

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Šilinė

Šilinė is a locality south east of Tauragė, better known as a wide-spread Šilinės miškas (Forest of Šilinė). A Lithuanian postal facility with access to telegraph was established … [Read More...]

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Taujenai 1919 MS cancellation cover to Connecticut

Rare stamps and covers (Sep 2014)

The remarkable collection of Harry von Hofmann that includes many rare and unique Lithuanian postal history items goes up for sale at the 358th Heinrich Köhler Auction, September 23-27, 2014. Highlights include: Lithuania 1918 Kaunas Early card to Munich … [Read More...]

LT-1922 surcharges forgeries Mi 141F

The 1922 Surcharges: 1 CENT. on 30 sk. orange

Among fakes of Lithuanian rarities it is not unusual to come across forgeries of one of the 1922 surcharges, namely, the 1 CENT. black surcharge on 30 sk. stamps of the Vytis design in orange colour. Forged surcharge 1 CENT. on 30 sk. orange (Mi … [Read More...]

Mi 404 forgery

Fakes and Forgeries Database

Every week we compile list of philatelic fakes and forgeries found on eBay and other online auctions. Please help us to maintain this database by sending us links to websites and online auctions that sell such stamps and covers. Fake stamps are sometimes … [Read More...]