Forged stamps of Bushire

According to “The Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps”, only 0.2% of the Bushire overprints are genuine.

According to Serrane: “Comparison and even expertizing are indispensable”.

First test: The genuine overprint on the first issue measures:

  1. 12.7-13 mm first line
  2. 16-17 mm second line
  3. 13-14.2 mm (including stop) third line.

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1915. Under British Occupation

Genuine vs. forgery

Bushire_Mi17_Genuine

Genuine

Bushire_Mi17_Genuine2

Genuine

Bushire_Mi17_Forgery

Forgery

Bushire_3tomans_Genuine

Genuine

Bushire_3tomans_Forgery

Forgery

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Literature

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  • British Occupation, N1-N29. All issues, 1915. Measurements and other characteristics of the genuine overprint : Mehrdad Sadri, Persiphila Standard Philatelic Catalogue (the Author, First Edition 2002): 1176,77. Measurements: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. III, p.79. David Allan Gee forged overprint: Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.10. Remainders: L.N. and M. Williams, “Provisional Issue at Bushire, 15th August, 1915”, The Stamp Magazine (August 1939): 20. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Africa and Asia (Author, Sydney, Australia, 1992): 24,25. See series below for more citations.
  • British Occupation, N15-N29, Second 1915 issue. Forged overprints on reprints of Kran values of the basic Iranian stamps: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. III, p.79. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Africa and Asia (Author, Sydney, Australia, 1992): 26,27.

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