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Military Occupation Postage Stamp

Military Occupation Postage Stamp
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A postage stamp issued on Kythera by the Axis military authorities. It is a pre-war 80 lepta Greek stamp with a representation of the Venus de Milo, overprinted with the words “CERIGO – Occupazione Militare Italiana” (“KYTHERA – Italian Military Occupation”). Philatelists will note that this particular stamp is an error; the fasces (axe and bundled sticks) design, symbol of the Italian fascist party, which should have been overprinted on the stamp has been printed above it by mistake.
(Kythera Photographic Archive, Occupation Documentation)

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