Sunday, October 23, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Djibuti 2016 (III)

Code: DJB-2016-03
Release date: some day in 2016
Title: Centenary of the 1st Battalion of Infantrymen Somalis 
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps

Proposed monument in 1921 with a faux lighthouse to be builded in Pointe de Grave in France after the WWI.  The monument finally erected did not follow this shape and was destroyed in 1942 by german forces.

It is not clear why this para-philatelic item combines this proposed monument with the phrase Pointe de Grave 1945.  

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

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