On The month of january 1, 1942 Serbia released four stamps to commemorate the Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition, which opened up in Belgrade on October 22, 1941. These stamps illustrate a powerful and victorious Serbia crushing an evil Masonic-Communist-Jewish plot for world domination.
The surtax about this problem was utilized for Anti-Masonic, Anti-Communist, and Anti-Jewish propaganda.
Each stamp bore the outlet date 22x1941 and it was labeled "Anti-Masonic Exhibition" and "Serbia" in Cyrillic letters.
These stamps, using their juxtaposition of Masonic, Communist, Jewish and Serbian symbols (Nazi symbols are particularly absent), give a amazing window in to the Serbian war time worldview. Despite the Communist takeover of Yugoslavia in May 1945 Masons were regarded as with suspicion and contempt through the Serbian centered Yugoslav government bodies and Masonry continued to be outlawed for the following 45 years - before the summer time of 1990.
The very first stamp shows Masonry, allegorically clad like a hooded figure putting on an apron and star of David upon its bosom. This hooded figure is proven cringing from the strong ray of sunshine, which hails from a circular cabalistic design apparently representing the forces of Anti-Masonry.
Nowhere in Masonry will a hooded figure appear. Also any Mason could readily begin to see the fallacy of "Cringing from Light" - did we not request for light a minimum of three occasions? Then too, the make an effort to link Jewry with Freemasonry is extremely apparent through the Star of David around the figure's bosom.
The 2nd stamp from the series shows a hands coming from the silvery light, as with the very first stamp, and grasping the neck of the huge viper whose mind rests on the square and compasses. This viper or lizard is included using the Stars of David instead of scales. Biblically, the lizard signifies the forces of evil (Jews and Masons) here is symbolically being stopped through the hands of Nazism.
The 3rd stamp shows a sheaf of wheat superimposed on the mix, with a pointed calf, along with the hammer, and sickle all resting upon and splitting a star that represents Serbia. This tries to reveal that the Jew, Mason, and Communist are alike in ideal otherwise the same.
The final stamp from the series shows a Star of David upon the curved top of the earth between two support beams that are being put asunder with a fervent modern Serbian Samson. These support beams most probably make reference to the 2 support beams within the porch of King Solomon's Temple.
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