Forged stamps of Burma

Myanmar

Japanese Occupation

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1937. Indian stamps Surcharged

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Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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1942. Peacock forgeries

Many different forgeries exist

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Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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Forged overprint on genuine stamp

Japanese Special Service Post Covers

All these ‘Japanese Special Service Post’ covers are forgeries

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  • Burma Independence Army with Japanese, 1N1-1N49. Overprinted issues, 1942. Forged overprints. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.10.
    Japanese Occupation issues, 1943. Anon., “Burmese packet forgeries abound”, Linn’s Stamp News (May 25, 1992): 2.
  • 2N1. Handstamped Yano seal, 1942. Ito Kyoichi, “An Account of the Early Postal Service in Japanese Burma”, translated by Shosachi Wada, Japanese Philately, Vol. 34 (April 1979): 59-87, at pp.73-75.
  • 2N30-2N37. Farmer Plowing definitive stamps of 1943. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.51.
  • 2N41-2N43. Water Carrier definitive stamps, 1943. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.52.
  • 2N44-2N48. Elephant definitive stamps, 1943. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.53.
  • 2N49-2N50. Watchtower definitive stamps, 1943. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.54.
  • Fraudulent postmark on Japanese occupation stamps: Robert M. Spaulding, “More Fakes: Japanese Burma”, Japanese Philately, Vol. 35 (April 1980): 83,84.
  • Two Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, 23. OCT./1945, 28 DEC 45. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, p.40.
  • Provisional Government of Azad Hind, Chalo Delhi unissued stamps, 1944. The “Government” type forgery, another forgery and reprints: Richard Warren, “Chalo Delhi – the real story”, Japanese Philately, Vol. 65 (August 2010): 193-203.

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