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Murphy's law
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4. ABUSES 0R INTENTIONAL ERRORS

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4.1. HIDDEN MESSAGES AND SIGNS

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 Stamps issued by Germany in 1964

Some people saw a Hitler face, hidden somewhere in the trees. To avoid further speculations, the stamp was redesigned a little bit later, but this time the top of the trees were carefully removed !

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Stamp issued by Serbia in 1905

King Alexander was murdered in 1903. The murder was probably ordered by his nephew, Peter Karageorgevic, who succeeded to him on the throne.
When a first stamp with his picture was issued, the engraver hid the face of the dead king, somewhere in the stamp. To see it, the stamp has to be put upside down.

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Stamp issued by Saar in 1947

Turn this stamp upside down, look behind the legs of one of the men, and ... with some imagination, you will see an Hitler face.

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Stamp issued by Jersey in 1943

The stamp designer E. Blampied cunningly hid the forbidden Royal Cypher in the design of this stamp, in protest against the German occupation.

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Stamp issued by POland in 1954

The designer covered the walls with the names of his family members and relatives.

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Stamps issued by Jersey in 1941-2

The red 1d. stamps has in its corners minute letters "AAAA", the green 1/2d. stamp "AABB". This was the designers, Major N.V.L. Rybot, way of protesting against the German occupation. AAAA means : AD AVERNUM, ADOLPH ATROX (to hell with you, atrocious Adolf), and AABB : AD AVERNUM, BLOODY BENITO!

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Stamp issued by the U.S.A. in 1987

The Jewish engraver denied that he had hidden a Davidstar in the design of this stamp. Up to you to believe it or not !

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Stamp issued by Denmark in 1965

The engraver of this stamp hid the names of some of his family members and relatives in the lines of this cashbook.

 

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