Forged stamps of Antioquia

Colombian State

1868. Colombian coat of Arms. 5 Centavos

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Antioquia_1868_Coat-of-Arms_5centavos_Genuine

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Antioquia_1868_Coat-of-Arms_5centavos_Variety_Genuine

Genuine – position 21, plate flaw:

‘Large colorless line through cent’

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Sperati forgery

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Antioquia_1868_Coat-of-Arms_5centavos_Torres_illustration

Illustration by Plácido Ramón de Torres: Album ilustrado de sellos de correo, Barcelona 1879. Torres sold illustrations to various dealers/forgers from 1864 onwards, as well as made forgeries himself.

1869. Colombian Coat of Arms. 2 1/2 Centavos

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Antioquia_1869_Coat-of-Arms_2-5c_Forgery

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Antioquia_1869_Coat-of-Arms_2-5c_Torres_illustration

Illustration by Plácido Ramón de Torres: Album ilustrado de sellos de correo, Barcelona 1879. Torres sold illustrations to various dealers/forgers from 1864 onwards, as well as made forgeries himself.

1869. Colombian Coat of Arms. 5 Centavos

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Antioquia_1869_Coat-of-Arms_5c_Forgery

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  • 1-4. First issue, 1868. Forgeries and reprints: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.47 (Yvert 1-4). The Centavo stamps: Robson Lowe, The Oswald Schröder Forgeries, p.5. Forgeries and reprint/ forgeries of the 10c and 1p stamps: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.16,17. Reprints and characteristics of the genuine stamps: William Bacon, “Phony Philately” column, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 56 (May 2, 1953): 273. 1879 Reprints of the 21⁄2c, 10c, 1p stamps: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.5; 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, p.15; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Forgeries and reprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.27.
  • 1. 21⁄2c. Reprint/forgery, Oswald Schroeder forgery: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.1-8.
  • 2. 5c. Sperati, Oswald Schroeder, and two other forgeries (or bogus stamps): Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.9-16.. Sperati forgery and fraudulent manuscript cancellation: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.191 and Plate 126.
  • 3. 10c. Genuine and fake cancellations, Oswald Schroeder and three other forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.17-24.
  • 4, 1p. Reprint/forgery: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.25-28.
  • 5-10. Second issue, 1869. Reprints and forgeries: William Bacon, “Phony Philately” column, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 56 (May 2, 1953): 273. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.47 (Yvert 1-10). Forgeries of the Centavo stamps, genuine and fraudulent cancellations: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.17-20. Forgeries and reprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.27. 1879 Reprints of the 5c (type 2), 10c, 1p (Scott 10 and 10a) and 1887(?) Reprints of these stamps and also the 21⁄2c: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.5,6; 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, p.15 (1879 Reprints). Reprints of Nos 5,7,8,10: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 5. 21⁄2c. Private reprint and five forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.29-37.
  • 6. 5c, Type 1. Four forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.38-42.
  • 8. 10c. Two private reprints, two forgeries (various colors): Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.43-51.
  • 9. 20c. Three forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.52-55.
  • 10. 1p. Several reprints and examples of forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.56-62.
  • 12. 1c, 1873. Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, p.63.
  • 13. 5c, 1873. Reprint: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.6.
  • 14. 10c, 1873. Two forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.74-76.
  • 15. 20c, 1873. Three forgeries and fake manuscript cancels: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.77-81.
  • 16. 50c, 1873. Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.82,83. 17. 1p, 1873. Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, p.84.
  • 17. 1p, 1873. Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, p.84.
  • 18. 2p, 1873. Two forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.85-87.
  • 19. 5p, 1873. Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.88-90. Senf brothers facsimile: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968): 193.
  • 20-23. 1c, 1875-85. Eight forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp. 64-73. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.70.
  • 24. 21⁄2c., 1875. Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, p.91.
  • 25. 6c, 1875. Two forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp93-95.
  • 26. 5c, 1875. Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, p.92.
  • 27. 10c, 1875. Three forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp96-99.
  • 30,31. 21⁄2c, 1878-85. Forgery and genuine manuscript cancel: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.100, 01.
  • 32,33. 5c, 1878-85. Three forgeries and fake cancels: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.102-04.
  • 37-39. 5c, 1883-85. Three forgeries and fake cancellations:Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.105-10.
  • 40-42. 10c, 1883-85. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.70.
  • 70,71. 5c, 1888. Three forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.114-18.
  • 73-76 Regular issue, 1889. Essays or reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 128-30B, 1901. Pictures of genuine stamps and selection of forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, pp.119-23.. Two forgeries and genuine cancellation: Alan D. Anyon, “Colombia: The Antioqua Provisional Issue of 1901-1902”, Copacarta, Vol. 9 (March 1992): 63-73.
  • I1. Late Fee stamp of 1899. Fournier forgery: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.47.
  • —. (pictured after Scott listings for Antioquia but not numbered, 1910. Forgery and forger’s proof: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part II, p.124.
  • Bayaca. Genuine manuscript postal cancellations: Howard Frome, “Manuscript Cancels Of Bayaca And Magdalina”, Copacarta, Vol. 7 (December 1989): 32-40, continued at Vol. 8 (March 1991): 54-57, and at (June 1991): 81-84; more at Vol. 10 (March 1993): 54,55.

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