Forged stamps of Barbados

1852-1857. Britannia. Green

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1852-1857. Britannia. Blue

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Barbados_1852-57_Britannia_Blue_SG3_Genuine

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SG no. 3

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SG no. 4

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1852-1857. Britannia. Red

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Barbados_1852_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.

1858. Britannia. Six Pence

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Barbados_1858_Britannia_6p_Genuine

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Barbados_1852-57_Britannia_Black_Forgery

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Barbados_Britannia_6p_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.

1873. Britannia. Five Shillings

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Barbados_1873_Britannia_5s_Genuine

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Barbados_1873_Britannia_5s_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.

Fournier Forged Postmarks

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BARBADOS

I

JY_7

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Thanks to Jonathan Guy of barbadosstamps.co.uk for images of Britannia forgeries

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  • Design type A1. Un-denominated Britannia issues of 1852-73. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.16 (Yvert 1-5, 8-10). Three forgeries of the first two issues, and genuine and fraudulent cancellations: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.68-70. Forgeries of the first two issues: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.38,39, Appendix. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.82.
  • Design type A2. Britannia (with value) issues, 1859-78. Forgeries and Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.16 (Yvert 17,18,23,24). Forgeries of the first two issues: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.38,39, Appendix. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.82. Forgeries of the 6p and 1sh, 1859, genuine and fraudulent cancellations: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.71. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.82.
  • 61. 1p Victoria head, 1882-85. Stamp perforated diagonally is bogus: Fred J. Melville, Phantom Philately, pp.28,29.
  • 68. 5/ Victoria head, 1882-85. Sperati forgery: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.33 and Plate 2; Robson Lowe, “Sperati and His Craft – XI”, The Philatelist, Vol. 20 (March 1954): 152-54.
  • 109. 1p “Olive Blossom” (inverted center), 1906. Fake unlisted inverted center item made by completely removing center of a regular stamp and replacing: Mercer Bristow, “Barbados inverted center proves a fake”, Stamp Collecting, Vol. 70 (December 2, 1996): 16.
  • 137. 2sh Seal issue of 1916-18. Fiscal cancellation removed and fraudulent postmark added: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. I, p.2 (Scott number changed from 136); Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.3.
  • B1. Kingston Relief Fund issue of 1907. David Allan Gee forged surcharge. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.9.
  • Oneglia fraudulent postmark. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, p.38, Appendix.
  • Seven Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, SP 10/92 to 1947. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.28,29.

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