Forged stamps of British New Guinea

1901-1905. Lakatoi. 2 Shilling 6 Pence

Genuine vs. Forgeries

British_New_Guinea_SG8_2s6p_Genuine

Genuine

British_New_Guinea_SG8_2s6p_Forgery

Forgery

‘Papua’ surcharge removed

‘OS’ perforation filled

British_New_Guinea_SG8_2s6p_Sperati_Blackprint_Forgery

Blackprint of Sperati forgery. He only forged the frame. He chemically removed the outer frame from a low valued stamp, leaving the black center design intact. He then printed this outer frame on the remaining genuine paper. Only a few were produced.

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