Forged Stamps of British Honduras

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1865-1879. Queen Victoria. One Penny

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British_Honduras_QV_1d_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.

1865-1879. Queen Victoria. Three Pence

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British_Honduras_QV_3p_Genuine

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1865-1879. Queen Victoria. Six Pence

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British_Honduras_QV_6p_Forgery

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British_Honduras_QV_6p_Red_Forgery

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British_Honduras_QV_6p_Green_Forgery

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1865-1879. Queen Victoria. One Shilling

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British_Honduras_QV_1s_Genuine

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British_Honduras_QV_1s_Forgery2

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1888. Queen Victoria. Surcharged 2 Cents

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British_Honduras_QV_1p_2c_Overprint_Forgery

Forgery

1888. Queen Victoria. Surcharged 10 Cents

Forgery

British_Honduras_1888_QV_4p_Surcharged_10-Cents_Forgery

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  • A1-A5. Forerunners, 1858-60. Genuine postmarks: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, pp.667-69.
  • 1-17. Issues of 1866-87. Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.5. Fournier and other forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.34 (Yvert 1- 3,4-17). Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.43,44. Unwatermarked forgeries of the issues of 1866 and 1872 and fraudulent postmark: Paper XLIX, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.118,19. Sperati forgeries of the 6p,1885 and (proof of) 1sh, 1887: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.36 and Plate 3; Robson Lowe, “Sperati and His Craft – XI”, The Philatelist, Vol. 20 (March 1954): 152- 54. Forgeries of the issues of 1866, 1872, 1877-79, 1p, 1884 (13,14), genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.168-72. The issue of 1872: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.86,79. Sperati fraudulent postmark on Scott 13-17. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.673.
  • 18-25. First Provisional issue of 1888. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.43,44.
  • 26. 2c on 50c on 1sh, 1888. Forged “TWO” surcharge. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.9.
  • 28,30,32. 2c, 10c and 50c values of the Provisional issue of 1888-89. Forged surcharge. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.677.
  • 33,34. 6c Provisional stamps, 1891. Forged surcharge. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.9.
  • 48-51. “REVENUE” overprint, 1899. Two lengths of overprint: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 55-57, 69-71. Dollar values of the Queen issue, 1899 and King Edward issue, 1906. Fakes of both issues made from lower values and unwatermarked forgeries of King Edward stamps: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.86.
  • 112-14. Coronation issue, 1937. Fraudulent first day postmarks: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.690.
  • Oneglia fraudulent postmark. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, p.44.
  • de Thuin fraudulent postmark: “10-AM/9 Sep’35”. The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.34.
  • Seven Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, 0, OC 23/09, 1930’s, 1940’s. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.34,35.

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