Forged Stamps of British Bechuanaland

1888. Kunst-Beigabe (Art Supplement)

British-Bechuanaland_Senf_1888_Forgery

Senf forgery

1888. Hope Surcharged British Bechuanaland

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British_Bechuanaland_Cover_Forgery

Forged Tamsen Cover

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  • 1-9. Overprinted Cape of Good Hope stamps, 1885-87. Forged overprint. Robson Lowe, “South African Fakes and Forgeries”, Forerunner (journal of the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa), Vol. 6 (February 1993): 157-63, at pp.160,61. Benjamin and Sarpy and Emile Tamsen forgeries of the overprint: Brian Hurst, “British Bechuanaland: The First Provisional Overprints of 1885-87”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 117 (March 2008): 52-63. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.23. “Translations From Kohl’s Handbook by Dr. Herbert Munk”, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 16 (January 1937): 65-70, at p.68. Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.142. The 1p, rose: Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.1. No period after Bechuanaland on the genuine overprint: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 11-22. First non-overprinted issue, 1887. Cancellation of specimens: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.43. Senf brother’s facsimile of the £5 stamp: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968): 192.
  • 38,39. Overprinted issue of 1893-95. Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.143.
  • Genuine Cape of Good Hope postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.143.
  • Five Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, 1930’s and 1940’s. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, p.31.
  • Bechuanaland Protectorate.
  • 54-58. Shilling values, overprinted Bechuanaland Type A4, 1888-90. Sperati matrix for forged overprint: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Work of Jean De Sperati II/ Including Previously Unlisted Forgeries/ Including Previously Unlisted Forgeries, p.1 and Plate A.
  • 83-91. Overprinted stamps of Great Britain, 1914-24. Forged overprint: Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.3.

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