Forged stamps of British Columbia

& Vancouver Island

1860. Queen Victoria. Two Pence Half Penny

Forgeries

British_Columbia_1860_2.5p_Forgery1

Forgery

British_Columbia_1860_2.5p_Forgery2

Forgery

British_Columbia_1860_2.5p_Forgery3

Forgery

Cleaned & trimmed perforated stamp

British_Columbia_1860_2.5p_Forgery4

Bogus – wrong color

British_Columbia_1860_2.5p_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.

1865. Queen Victoria. 5 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

British_Columbia_1865_5c_Genuine

Genuine

British_Columbia_1865_5c_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Dash in right side of 5th box from the top left

British_Columbia_1865_5c_Genuine_Reperforated

Genuine – Reperforated

British_Columbia_1865_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.

1865. Queen Victoria. 10 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgeries

British_Columbia_4_Genuine

Genuine – Unperforated

British_Columbia_1865_10c_Sperati_Forgery.jpg

Sperati forgery – white dot above ‘C’ in VANCOUVER

British_Columbia_1865_10c_Genuine2

Genuine – Perforated

British_Columbia_1865_10c_Spiro_Forgery1

Spiro forgery

British_Columbia_1865_10c_Spiro_Forgery2

Spiro forgery

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