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General Philatelic/Identify This? : French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

 

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05 Jun 2022
07:41:55pm

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I've been unable to locate and catalog what appear to be 4 French Foreign Legion Volunteer fund raiser Image Not Foundstamps. Help is needed! Thanks!

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05 Jun 2022
08:05:36pm

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Hi Gil,

I have come across these stamps as well. The salute and the shape of the helmets looked rather ominous. A little digging found this information: " 1942 propaganda stamps printed to raise money for members of the French "Tricolor Legion." The stamps were printed and sold by the 'Action Committee of the French Legionnaires to combat Bolshevism.' The stamps depict the military forces of the legion, "volunteer" Waffen SS units fighting for the Nazis." There should be 5 stamps for a full set. A set of 2 airmail stamps were also printed for the 'cause'.

Larry

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05 Jun 2022
09:24:38pm
re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

The Y & T catalog tracks and lists L.V.F stamps, (LVP: Legion des Volontaires Français contre le Bolchevisme).
These 4 stamps are listed as #7 to 10. In my (older) catalog they are valued Euros 5, 2 and 12 for used. This series is known as the Borodino series and consists of 5 different stamps.

rrr....

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05 Jun 2022
10:04:48pm
re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

these are not the French Foreign Legion (as we know them). Others have already correctly identified them as LVF; they were French soldiers in German service during second world war.

They've been written up in SOR pages, so you can find a more complete explanation here.

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06 Jun 2022
08:28:34am
re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

Hello stampbaby,
Look at the following posts under EUROPE - GERMANY

INTERESTING FACTS AND EXPLANATIONS
INTERESTING FACTS AND EXPLANATIONS PART 2
etc. etc.

and especially : https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_ma ...

In the Michel Catalog you can find them after Deutsche Besetzungsausgaben 1939/1945 under Spendenvignetten/Private Ausgaben 1939/1945

1942. 20. April. Legionäre an der russischen Front und napoleonische Soldaten
Set unused 15 Euros,
Set MNH 40 Euros,
Set with decorative field unused 35 Euros,
Set with decorative field MNH 70 Euros

By the way :
YOUR SET IS NOT COMPLETE!
There has to be 1 more (Feldwache vor Moskau)

Image Not Found

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06 Jun 2022
12:36:06pm

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re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

I thank everyone for your very informative responses.

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06 Jun 2022
07:03:00pm

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re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

As per Yvert catalogue 2022

Image Not Found

1st column : full set MNH : 25,00€
2nd column : full set MH : 10,00€
3rd column : full set used : 60,00€

There is also stamps with label (vignette) attached

Image Not Found

MNH full set : 40,00€
MH full set : 25,00€






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stampbaby

05 Jun 2022
07:41:55pm

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I've been unable to locate and catalog what appear to be 4 French Foreign Legion Volunteer fund raiser Image Not Foundstamps. Help is needed! Thanks!

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05 Jun 2022
08:05:36pm

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re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

Hi Gil,

I have come across these stamps as well. The salute and the shape of the helmets looked rather ominous. A little digging found this information: " 1942 propaganda stamps printed to raise money for members of the French "Tricolor Legion." The stamps were printed and sold by the 'Action Committee of the French Legionnaires to combat Bolshevism.' The stamps depict the military forces of the legion, "volunteer" Waffen SS units fighting for the Nazis." There should be 5 stamps for a full set. A set of 2 airmail stamps were also printed for the 'cause'.

Larry

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05 Jun 2022
09:24:38pm

re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

The Y & T catalog tracks and lists L.V.F stamps, (LVP: Legion des Volontaires Français contre le Bolchevisme).
These 4 stamps are listed as #7 to 10. In my (older) catalog they are valued Euros 5, 2 and 12 for used. This series is known as the Borodino series and consists of 5 different stamps.

rrr....

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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
05 Jun 2022
10:04:48pm

re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

these are not the French Foreign Legion (as we know them). Others have already correctly identified them as LVF; they were French soldiers in German service during second world war.

They've been written up in SOR pages, so you can find a more complete explanation here.

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HockeyNut

06 Jun 2022
08:28:34am

re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

Hello stampbaby,
Look at the following posts under EUROPE - GERMANY

INTERESTING FACTS AND EXPLANATIONS
INTERESTING FACTS AND EXPLANATIONS PART 2
etc. etc.

and especially : https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_ma ...

In the Michel Catalog you can find them after Deutsche Besetzungsausgaben 1939/1945 under Spendenvignetten/Private Ausgaben 1939/1945

1942. 20. April. Legionäre an der russischen Front und napoleonische Soldaten
Set unused 15 Euros,
Set MNH 40 Euros,
Set with decorative field unused 35 Euros,
Set with decorative field MNH 70 Euros

By the way :
YOUR SET IS NOT COMPLETE!
There has to be 1 more (Feldwache vor Moskau)

Image Not Found

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stampbaby

06 Jun 2022
12:36:06pm

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re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

I thank everyone for your very informative responses.

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foudutimbre

06 Jun 2022
07:03:00pm

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re: French Foreign Legion Stamps in Scott's Catalog?

As per Yvert catalogue 2022

Image Not Found

1st column : full set MNH : 25,00€
2nd column : full set MH : 10,00€
3rd column : full set used : 60,00€

There is also stamps with label (vignette) attached

Image Not Found

MNH full set : 40,00€
MH full set : 25,00€






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