Forged stamps of Anjouan

Sultanat D’Anjouan

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 2 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgery

Anjouan_1892_2c_Genuine

Genuine

Anjouan_1892_2c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 10 Centimes

Forgery

Anjouan_1892_10c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 15 Centimes

Forgeries

Anjouan_1892_15c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Anjouan_1892_15c_Hirschburger_Forgery2

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 20 Centimes

Forgery

Anjouan_1892_20c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 40 Centimes

Forgery

Anjouan_1892_40c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 75 Centimes

Forgery

Anjouan_1892_75c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 1 Franc

Genuine vs. Forgery

Anjouan_1892_1f_Genuine

Genuine

Anjouan_1892_1f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

French Colonies Navigation & Commerce surcharged

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Anjouan_10-45c_Genuine

Genuine

Anjouan_10-45c_Fournier_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Anjouan_10c-1f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

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  • 1-30. The “Group type” issue, 1892-1907. Perforations of the (Fournier) forgeries are reversed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.3 and A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies.
  • Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (May-June 1944): 14 for Fournier fraudulent postmark. Also see French Congo, 18-34.
  • Fraudulent postmarks. Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.15, 387.

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