Forged Stamps of Denmark

Danmark

1851

Rigsbankskilling

 
Denmark_4RBS_Genuine
Denmark_2RBS_Genuine

1854

Mercury & King Frederik VII
Essays

 
Denmark_Essay_Mercury_Forgery
Denmark_1854_Essay_Frederik_Forgery6

1854-1857

Royal Emblem
Dotted Background

 
Denmark_2sk_Genuine
Denmark_4sk_Reprint
Denmark_1857_8sk_Genuine
Denmark_1857_16sk_Genuine

1858-1862

Royal Emblem
Wavy Lines in Background

 
Denmark_1858_4sk_Genuine

1863

Royal Emblem
Rouletted

 
Denmark_1863_4sk_Genuine
Denmark_1863_16sk_Genuine

1864

Royal Emblem

 
Denmark_1864_3sk_Genuine2
Denmark_1864_8sk_Genuine_Line_Perfs
Denmark_1864_16sk_Genuine

1870-1903

Bicolored / Tofarvet

 
Denmark_1870_2sk_Genuine1
Denmark_1870_Bicolored_4sk_Genuine_Inverted_Frame
Denmark_1870_8sk_Genuine1
Denmark_1870_16sk_Genuine
Denmark_1870_48sk_Genuine
Denmark_1875_5ore_Bicolored_Genuine

1904-1918

Provisionals

 
Denmark_1904_Provisional_Genuine
Denmark_1918_1_Provisional_Genuine
Denmark_1918_5_Provisional_Genuine
Denmark_1918_7_Provisional_Genuine
Denmark_1918_10_Provisional_Genuine
Denmark_1918_20_Provisional_Forgery1

1918

King Christian X

 
Denmark_1918_King_Chr_X_27ore_Variety1

1950

King Frederik VII

 
Denmark_1950_NL10_Fantasy1
Denmark_1950_NL10_Fantasy2
Denmark_1950_30ore_NL10_Genuine
Denmark_1950_NL10_Fantasy3

Airmail

 
Denmark_Airmail_10ore_Forgery1
Denmark_Airmail_15ore_Forgery1
Denmark_Airmail_25ore_Forgery1
Denmark_Airmail_50ore_Forgery1
Denmark_Airmail_1kr_Forgery1

Official

Stamps

 
Denmark_Official_1871_16sk_Genuine1

Postage Due

 
Denmark_PostageDue_1921_5ore_Forgery1
Denmark_PostageDue_1921_10ore_Forgery1
Denmark_PostageDue_1921_20ore_Forgery1

Soldier

Stamps

 
Denmark_SoldierStamps_5ore_Genuine
Denmark_SoldierStamps_10ore_Genuine

Post Ferry / Post Færge

 
Denmark_PostFerry_Fantasy_Forgery1
Denmark_PostFerry_1919_10ore_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1919_15ore_Genuine
Denmark_Post-Ferry_King-X_20_Forgery
Denmark_PostFerry_1919_50ore_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1922_50ore_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1919_1kr_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1922_1kr_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1922_10ore_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1930_10ore_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1927_15ore_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1936_15ore_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1930_40ore_Genuine
Denmark_PostFerry_1936_40ore_Forgery1

Cinderellas

DNSAP
Dansk National Socialistisk Arbejderparti

 
Denmark_DNSAP_5_Genuine
Denmark_DNSAP_4_Forgery
Denmark_DNSAP_3_Forgery
Denmark_DNSAP_1_Forgery
Denmark_DNSAP_2_Genuine
Denmark_DNSAP_6_Forgery

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  • 1-24, O1-O3. The Rigsbank and Skilling issues of 1851-71. Reprints: Edwin Mueller, “European Classics: x. Denmark”, Mercury Stamp Journal, Vol. 3, Whole No. 29 (February 1954): 100-12, continued from (Whole No. 28): 88, at pp.110-11. Unwatermarked reprints: Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, pp.28,29; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.29. See stamps and series below for more citations.
  • 1,2. The Rigsbank issue of 1851. Reprints and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.53-55 (Yvert 1,2). Two forgeries of the 2rs value and genuine postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.332-335. Reprints: R. King-Farlow and J. Schmidt-Andersen, “Reprints of the Stamps of Denmark And Danish West Indies”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 59 (August 1950): 164-71. The 1885 reprints, Koefoed 1901 reprints: Berry Wood, “The First Issue of Denmark”, The West – End Philatelist, Vol. 33 (May 1940): 148-50. Characteristics of the genuine stamps and reprints: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.12,13. Reconstructed block of four with Burrus pair: Carl Aage Møller, “A Most Spectacular Reunion“, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 14 (April 2011): 37-40. 1886 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.34; Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue. The 2rs: Paper XXIII, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, p.64.
  • 3-8. The Skilling Issues of 1854-57 and 1858-62. Reprints and Fournier forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.55 (Yvert 3-6 and 8,9). Forgery of the 8s, 1858 and genuine postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.335,36. Characteristics of the genuine stamps and reprints: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.14,15. 1886 Reprints of the 2s and 16s, 1854-57 and the issue of 1858-62: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.34; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 9,10. Rouletted Royal Emblems, 1863. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), p.15. Two forgeries of the 16s and genuine postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.336.
  • 11-24. Issues of 1864-68 and 1870-71. Unwatermarked reprints. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.55,56 (Yvert 11-15 and 16-21). Reprints of the issue of 1864-70: J. Alfred Birch, “Denmark: ‘Royal Emblems Issue’ 4sk: 1864-70”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 68 (December 1959): 209-11; John Agerup, “Denmark: The Royal Emblems Issue 1864-70”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 52 (June 1953): 102,03. Reprints of the issue of 1870-71: R. King-Farlow and J Schmidt-Andersen, “Reprints of the Stamps of Denmark and Danish West Indies“, The London Philatelist, Vol. 59 (August 1950): 164-71. The 1886 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.35; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 137. 80o on 12o, 1915. Forged overprint. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.56 (1915).
  • 138-54. 27o surcharged Newspaper stamps, Provisional issue of 1918. Forged overprint: Know Your Stamps, Vol.I, p16 (Scott numbers changed from 105-22). Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.12 (same change in Scott numbers).
  • 400. 25k, State Seal type, 1962. Fakes made by joining portions of used stamps together to similate unused stamps for purposes of redemption, upon which they were canceled by the postoffice: Michael Schreiber, “Open Album: Tagging reveals patchwork in redeemed Danish stamps”, Linn’s Stamp News (April 30, 2007): 3.
  • Cancellation of remainders and genuine postmarks before 1884: Harry M. Konwiser, “Cancellations On Early Danish Stamps”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 17 (October 3, 1936): 28-30.
  • C1-C5. First Definitive Airmails, 1925-29. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.84. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.59,60 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 1-5). Michael A. Cline, “Denmark’s First Definitive Airmails: Broad Variety for Your Airmail Collection”, The Airpost Journal, Vol. 64 (September 1993): 377-84, at p.380. Anon., “Denmark: Counterfeits of 1925-29 Airmails”, The Aero Philatelist Annals, Vol. 4 (October 1956): 51,52.
  • J1-J7. Overprinted Postage Due Stamps, 1921. Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.12.
  • M1,M2. Military stamps, 1917. Forged overprint. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 1, pp.42,43.
  • O1-O3. Official Stamps, Skilling, 1871. 1886 Reprints of the perf. 14×131⁄2 stamps: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.35; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, pp.28,29; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Note following O5. Also see “1-24, O1-O3“ above for more citations.
  • Q1-Q27. Parcel Post overprinted stamps, 1919-42. Forged overprint. Postage Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 1, pp.42,43. Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.12.

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