Forged stamps of British East Africa

1890. Queen Victoria. Half Anna

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British_East_Africa_1_Genuine

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1890. Light & Liberty. 1/2 Anna

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British_East_Africa_1890_halfa_Forgery

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1890. Light & Liberty. 4.5 Annas

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British_East_Africa_1890_4.5a_Forgery

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1890. Light & Liberty. 1 Rupee

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British_East_Africa_1890_1r_Forgery

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1890. Light & Liberty. 2 Rupees

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British_East_Africa_1895_2r_Fournier_Forgery

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1890. Light & Liberty. 3 Rupees

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british_east_africa_1895_3r_forgery

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1890. Light & Liberty. 4 Rupees

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British_East_Africa_1895_4r_Fournier_Forgery-2

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1890. Light & Liberty. 5 Rupees

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British_East_Africa_1895_5r_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1895. Light & Liberty Surcharged. 2 Annas

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British_East_Africa_1895_2a_Forgery

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1895. Light & Liberty Surcharged. 4 1/2 Annas

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British_East_Africa_1895_4.5a_Forgery

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British_East_Africa_1895_4.5a_Forgery2

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1895. Light & Liberty Surcharged. 4 Rupees

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British_East_Africa_1895_4r_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1896. Indian stamps surcharged

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British_East_Africa_1896_India_halfa_Forgery2

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

British_East_Africa_1896_India_4a6p_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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  • 1-3. Overprinted British stamps, 1890. Cancellation of specimens. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.178.
  • 14-26. Small “Light and Liberty” stamps, 1890-94. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.182. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.83. Sperati forgeries of 19b,24,26 and fraudulent postmarks: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.9,34,35 and Plate 3. Sperati forgeries of 19b,24,26: Robson Lowe, “Sperati and His Craft – XIV”, The Philatelist, Vol. 20 (June 1954): 240-43. The 21⁄2a: A.C. Johnson, “The Counterfeit Detector”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 3 (March 1941): 14; Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.3.
  • 27-30. Large “Light and Liberty” stamps, 1890-94. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.182.  The 4r: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.48. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. 1, pp.27-30 (Scott numbers changed from 25-28). Fournier and N. Imperato forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.33 (Yvert 15-20). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.83.
  • 33-35. Manuscript surcharges, 1891-95. Lithographed forgeries. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.182.
  • 36,37. Provisional issue, 1894. Sperati forged surcharge: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Work of Jean De Sperati II/ Including Previously Unlisted Forgeries/ Including Previously Unlisted Forgeries, p.4 and Plate A.
  • 48-52. Rupee values of overprinted issue of 1895. Fournier fraudulent postmark. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.33 (Yvert 29-43).
  • 54-67,71 and 88-100. Overprinted issues (on small sized stamps of India), 1895 and 1897. de Thuin forged overprints: The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.34. David Allan Gee forged overprints: Robson Lowe (editor), Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.9. Essays of the 1897 stamps: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog; The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.33 (Yvert 84-91).

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