Japanese Special Service Post Burma – Bogus Covers

Burma was occupied by Japan during WWII between 1942 and 1945.  During this time stamps were issued for use in Burma.  First a series of overprints on existing Burmese stamps, later stamps of Japan hand-stamped with new values and finally a few sets of issues specifically printed for use in Burma. The majority of these […]

Albania 1914: Scott #49 Skanderbeg, Postmarked 1 day before release, Overprint Study

Recently, while going through my collection of 1914 surcharge overprints on the Albania Skanderbeg issue, I came across an oddity that I found interesting.  The stamp below, appears to have been postmarked 1 day PRIOR to their release. According to both the Scott and Michel Catalogs, these overprints were first applied and released to the […]