Forged stamps of Cape of Good Hope

1863-1864

Triangles

 
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Cape_of_Good_Hope_4d_Genuine-2
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Cape_of_Good_Hope_Hope_1s_Forgery1

1864-1900

Hope

 
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  • —. 1p Newspaper stamp, 1840. Adrian Albert Jurgens’ fraudulent postmark on cover (Ex- Farrery, who claimed it was older than the Penny Black): Robson Lowe, “South African Fakes and Forgeries”, Forerunner (journal of the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa), Vol. 6 (1993): 157-63, at pp.157,58.
  • 1-15. Triangles, 1853-64. Revenue cancellations and postal cancellations: Stephen G. Rich, “Cape of Good Hope Triangles”, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 54 (August 23, 1952): 784- 86. See stamps below for more citations.
  • 1-6,12-15. Engraved Triangles, 1853, 1855-58 and 1863-6425. Cancellation of forgeries of the Perkins, Bacon & Co. print (1-6) and specimen stamps: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, pp.40,43 (specimen stamps) and p.48 (forgeries). Fournier and six other forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.36,37 (Yvert, 1853-58). Four forgeries of the Perkins, Bacon & Co. print (1-6), genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.206-10. Forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.46-48. The Perkins, Bacon & Co. print (1- 6): A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Cape of Good Hope”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (February 1933): 275,76, continued at (March 1933): 313, and at Vol. 26 (June 1933): 8,9; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.87. Collotype Reproduction of 4: Robert P. Oldenweller, “Traps For The Unwary — The 1950 London Exhibition Reproductions”, Opinions III: Philatelic Expertizing – An Inside View, (The Philatelic Foundation, N.Y., N.Y., 1985): 147-52; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note after 6. 1p, 1853. W.H.S. Cheavin, “Philately and X-Rays: Repairs and Fakes: Part 2 – Cape of Good Hope”, Philately (B.P.A.), Vol. 1 (May-June 1948): 208,9,18; material also published in Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 18 (December 1951): 134,35. Panelli forgery of the “ONE PENCE” error: F.A. Godden, “My Reference Collection”, Godden’s Gazette, Vol. 6 (April 1939): 185,86, and additional comment by H.R. Harmer at (May 1939): 216.
  • 7,9. “Wood Blocks”, 1861.
    Forgeries and 1883 Reprints (U.P.U. reprints): Oneglia forgeries and 1883 Reprints: Robson Lowe, “South African Fakes and Forgeries”, Vol. 6 (February 1993): 157-63, at p.159. Forgery and forged postmark: B.P.A. Expert Committee, “Recent Expert Committee Findings”, Philately (B.P.A.), Vol. 6 (March-April 1956): 190,91. Facsimile and eleven forgeries: A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Cape of Good Hope”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (February 1933): 275,76, continued at (March 1933): 313, and at Vol. 26 (June 1933): 8,9, at pp.275,76. Peter Winter forgeries: Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 60 (January 1994): 65-69. Fournier forgery and fraudulent postmarks: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.37,38. (Yvert 7,8). Six forgeries of the 1p and four of the 4p, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.210-15. Robson Lowe, The Oswald Schröder Forgeries, p.14. Senf brothers facsimile: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968): 192.
  • Reprints: Three reprints: Stephen G. Rich, “Cape Woodblock Reprints”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 4 (January 1942): 127-29; Addenda: The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 4 (June 1942): 281; A. Jurgens, “More Light On a Philatelic Mystery”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 5 (November 1942): 63-65; Cape Woodblock Reprints—A Correction That Matters, by Jurgens and Rich, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 5 (December 1942): 118. Reprints: Albert Jurgens, “Reprinting in color from the Original Woodblock Plates in South African Museum, Capetown, November 26, 1940 and March 13, 1941”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 51 (January 1942): 6-13. Adrian A. Jurgens reprints: Anon., “Recent Reprinting of ‘Woodblock’ Capes”, the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain, Vol. 51 (July 1941): 77-78. The 1883 Reprints and 1873 official facsimiles: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.28; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, p.24. The 1883 Plate proofs (reprints): Scott Classic Specialized Catalog; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.88.
  • 7a or 7d. 1p, Blue error. W.H.S. Cheavin, “Philately and X-Rays: Repairs and Fakes: Part 2 – Cape of Good Hope”, Philately (B.P.A.), Vol. 1 (May-June 1948): 208,9,18; material also published in Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 18 (December 1951): 134,35.
  • 12. 1p., De La Rue printing, 1863. Fake tête-bêche block of four: Frank Godden, “Another Cape ‘Tête Bêche’”, Godden’s Gazette, Vol. 7 (December 1939): 31.
  • Forged Triangle Cancellations on bisects of triangle stamps: Douglas Roth, “Notes on Faking in connection with Early Stamps of Cape of Good Hope”, Philately (B.P.A.), Vol. 2 (July- August 1949): 131-34. Another view: A.A. Jurgens, “Rejoinder: Those Faked Cape Cancellations”, Philately (B.P.A.), Vol. 2 (January-February 1950): 193,94.
  • Design types A3 and A6 (with and without frame-line around stamp). Rectangular issues of 1864-65, 1871-81, 1882-83, and 1884-98. Pictures of genuine cancellations, “crude forgeries”, Sperati forgery and cancellation: Evert Klaseboer, Stamps: Catalogue, CD Rom, Vol.1 (Singapore, February 2008). John D. Rightmire, “Cape of Good Hope Plate Defects of the Rectangles”, American Philatelist, Vol. 97 (April 1983): 321,22. Lowell Ragatz, “Spying Eye” column, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 7 (February, 1945): 282,83 (and Spying Eye Handbook on Philatelic Forgeries, p.12, Types A5 and A6 were renumbered). Forgeries and genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.216,17. See listings below for more citations.
  • A.A. Jurgens’ forged oval Richmond date stamp: Robson Lowe, “South African Fakes and Forgeries”, Forerunner (journal of the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa), Vol. 6 (February 1993): 157-63, at p.158.
  • 16-19. Rectangular issue (with frame-line), 1864-65. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Cape of Good Hope”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (February 1933): 275,76, continued at (March 1933): 313, and at Vol. 26 (June 1933): 8,9.
  • 17,18,24,28. 1p, 4p and 6p, 1864-65, 1p, 4p and 5sh, 1871-81. Unwatermarked forgery. Paper XXXVI, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries. p.92.
  • 20,21. 4p and 1p Provisionals of 1868-74. Forgery of the 4p on 6p: A.R. Cowman, Id. at (June 1933): 8,9. Measurements of genuine overprint on the 1p and 4p: Somerset Rivers, “Notes on the Rectangular Cape of Good Hope Stamps”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (May 1933): 372,73; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Forged surcharge on the 4p and genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.217.
  • 29. 3p on 4p blue, 1879. Forged surcharge. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Cape of Good Hope”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (February 1933): 275,76, continued at (March 1933): 313, and at Vol. 26 (June 1933): 8,9. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.10. Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.218.
  • 30.3p on 4p llilac rose, 1880. Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.217,18.
  • 31,32. 3p Provisionals, 1880. Forged narrow surcharge (31): A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Cape of Good Hope”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (February 1933): 275,76, continued at (March 1933): 313, and at Vol. 26 (June 1933): 8,9; David Allan Gee forged narrow surcharge (31): Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.10. Forged wide surcharge (32): Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.218.
  • 38. 5sh stamp,1883. Sperati forgery and fraudulent cancellations: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.37 and Plate 4. Sperati forgery: Robson Lowe, “Sperati and His Craft – IX”, The Philatelist, Vol. 20 (January 1954): 94-96.
  • 39,40. Provisional stamps of 1882. Forged surcharge: A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Cape of Good Hope”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (February 1933): 275,76, continued at (March 1933): 313, and at Vol. 26 (June 1933): 8,9; Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.218,19; Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.10. Measurements of genuine overprint on Scott 39: Somerset Rivers, “Notes on the Rectangular Cape of Good Hope Stamps”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (May 1933): 372,73.
  • Genuine manuscript cancellations prior to 1890: A.A. Jurgens, “Pen-Cancelled Stamps”, Stamp Review, Vol. 3 (September 1938): 28,29.
  • Madame Joseph fraudulent postmark, 4 XII 45. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, p.41.

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