Forged stamps of Azerbaijan

1919

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Azerbaijan_1919_10cop_Genuine
Azerbaijan_1919_40cop_Genuine
Azerbaijan_1919_60cop_Genuine
Azerbaijan_1919_1rbl_Genuine
Azerbaijan_1919_20cop_Genuine
Azerbaijan_1919_2rbl_Genuine
Azerbaijan_1919_5rbl_Genuine
Azerbaijan_1919_10rbl_Genuine
Azerbaijan_1919_25rbl_Genuine
Azerbaijan_1919_50rbl_Genuine

1919

Unofficial Fantasy Issues

 
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Azerbaijan_1921_25000r_Genuine

1921

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Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_2_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_25_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_50_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_150_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_250_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_500_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_1_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_5_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_400_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_2000_Genuine
Azerbaijan_Soviet_Republic_1000_Genuine

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  • 1-10. First Musavat Issue (on very white paper), 1919. Per Dr. Ceresa, genuine stamps on porous grayish newsprint type paper are remainders of the Soviet second printing, which were not generally issued without surcharge, pp.47,48 and also p.525 of Parts 6/7, Section C- 1 infra. Forgeries of both printings: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917- 1923 (the author, Gorsley, England, 1992,93) Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 1-5, Section A, pp.29-37 and 47-66. Varro E. Tyler, “Azerbaijan: Forgeries of Its First Stamps”, American Philatelist, Vol. 97 (January 1983): 60,61. Forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Barefoot, Forgery & Reprint Guide Part 11: Azerbaijan, pp.4-7. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, pp.18-21. P. Greyther, “Azerbaijan”, Russian Philatelist, No.7 (December 1965): 12-16, continued at No.8 (September 1996): 13-18.
  • 15-29. First Soviet issue, 1922. Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917-1923, Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 1-5, Section A, pp.67-83 and 86-94 and the Corrigenda and Addenda in Section B, pp.206-8; also see pp.525-29 of Parts 6/7, Section C-1. Forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Barefoot, Forgery & Reprint Guide Part 11: Azerbaijan, pp.8-22. Forgery of the 150r: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.22. Max A. Ayer, “Azerbaijan Stamp Forgeries”, American Philatelist, Vol. 91 (July 1977): 541. William E. Hughes, “Azerbaijan – Detecting The Forgeries”, Stamp Collector’s Fortnightly, Vol. 44 (April 9, 1938): 118,24. Forged surcharge on Nos. 15,17, B1,B2: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following 333.
  • 32-55. Enumerator surcharged stamps, 1922, 1922-23. Forged surcharges: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917-1923, Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 1-5, Section A, pp.127- 56 and 181-200 and the Corrigenda and Addenda in Section B, pp.212-52 (includes reprints of the Plates from Section A); also see pp.543-81 of Parts 6/7, Section C-1 and pp.711-39 of Parts 6/7, Section C-II. Forged surcharge on Nos. 15, 17, B1, B2the 5r, 500r and 1000r: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, note following 333.
  • 57-64. The Last Surcharged Issue (both enumerator surcharges and rubber handstamped surcharges), 1923. Forged surcharges: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917- 1923, Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 1-5, Section B, pp.293-328; also see pp.589-606 of Parts 6/7, Section C-1.
  • 65-80. Revaluation with rubber handstamps, 1922-23. Forged surcharges: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917-1923, Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 1-5, Section A, pp.156- 200.
  • 300-333. Postmaster Provisional Issues, 1922-24. Forgeries of overprint: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917-1923, Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 1-5, Section A, pp.95- 126 and the Corrigenda and Addenda in Section B, pp.208-12; also see pp.533-41 of Parts 6/7, Section C-1 and pp.707-11 of Parts 6/7, Section C-II.
  • B1,B2. Famine Issue, 1922. Varro E. Tyler, “Forgeries of Azerbaijan Semi-Postal Issue, 1921”, American Philatelist, Vol. 98 (July 1984): 695. P. Greyther, “Azerbaijan”, Russian Philatelist, No.7 (December 1965): 12-16, continued at No.8 (September 1996): 13-18, at pp.14,15 of No.7. Forged surcharge on Nos. 15,17, B1,B2: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following 333.
  • Genuine postmarks: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917-1923, Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 1-5, Section B, pp.351-90, continued in Parts 6/7, Section C-1, pp.439- 84.
  • Forged postmarks: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917-1923, Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 6/7, Section C-II, pp.745-54.
  • — Bogus pictorial series, 1923. Forgeries of the Bogus stamps: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917-1923, Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 1-5, Section B, pp.394-99. Forgery of the 500r: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.23.
  • — “Occupation” Provisional Issue, 1919 (pictured in Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, but not numbered). Forgeries of the overprint and fraudulent cancellations: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps Of Russia, 1917-1923, Vol. 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 1-5, Section B, pp.400- 18 and Addenda pp.435-37; P.T. Forgeries of the overprint and fraudulent cancellations:T. Ashford, British Journal of Russian Philately, Vol. 11 (1953): 341-48.

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