Forged Stamps of Charkhari

Indian Feudatory Sate

Two-ring_Cartwhell_Postmark

Stamps from before the late 1930’s cancelled with the Two-ring Cartwheel postmark, is most likely a forgery.

1894. Value in plural. 2 Annas

Genuine

Charkhari_1894_2_Annas_Genuine

Genuine

1897. Value i Singular. 1/4 Anna

Genuine vs. Forgery

Charkhari_1897_1-4_Anna_Forgery

Forgery

Solid top frame and two-ring cartwheel postmark

Charkhari_1897_1-4_Anna_Sheet_Genuine

Genuine – Sheet

1897. Value i Singular. 1/2 Anna

Forgery

Charkhari_1897_1-2_Anna_Forgery

Forgery

Solid top frame and two-ring cartwheel postmark

1897. Value i Singular. 1 Anna

Genuine vs. Forgery

Charkhari_1897_1_Anna_Genuine

Genuine

Broken top frame and the CDS type postmark

Charkhari_1897_1_Anna_Forgery

Forgery

Solid top frame and two-ring cartwheel postmark

1897. Value i Singular. 4 Anna

Forgeries

Charkhari_1897_4_Anna_Forgery

Forgery

Solid top frame and two-ring cartwheel postmark

Charkhari_1897_4_Anna_Forgery2

Forgery

Solid top frame

1909. Crossed Swords. Perforated

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Charkhari_1909_1p_Pair_Genuine

Genuine

Perforated 11

Charkhari_1909_1p_Green_Forgery

Forgery

Two-ring cartwheel postmark

 

Charkhari_1909_1a_Orcre_Forgery

Forgery

Two-ring cartwheel postmark

 

Charkhari_1909_1-2a_Scarlet_Forgery

Forgery

Two-ring cartwheel postmark

 

Charkhari_1909_1p_Strib_Forgery

Forgeries

Perforated 12

1912-1917. Skeleton Swords. 1 Pice

Genuine vs. Forgery

Charkhari_1912-17_Swords_1p_Genuine

Genuine

Genuine

CDS type postmark

Charkhari_1912-17_Swords_1p_Forgery

Forgery

Two-ring cartwheel postmark

 

1921. Handstamped. One Anna.

Genuine vs. Forgery

Charkhari_State_1921_1a_Genuine

Genuine

Charkhari_State_1921_1a_Forgery

Forgery

POSTASE instead of POSTAGE

1930-1940. Crossed Swords. Imperforate

Note: The Two-ring Cart-wheel postmark is legit from this period

Genuine vs. Forgery

Charkhari_1930-40_Swords_1-2a_Genuine

Genuine

Outer frame not consistent

Charkhari_1930-40_Swords_1-2a_Forgery

Forgery

Outer frame consistent

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  • 1-8. Imperforated issues of 1894 and 1897. Fournier forgery and fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.178. de Thuin forgeries: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.133-36. Fakes of the 1894 issue made by adding an “S” to “Anna” on the 1897 issue: L.E. Dawson, “The Stamps of the Indian Feudatory States”, The London Philatelist, Vol.64 (April 1955): 64-66, continued at (May 1955): 96-98, at (July 1955): 146-52, at (August-September 1955): 169-74, and at (October 1955): 201-3, at p.146 of the July 1955 issue. Proofs of the 1897 issue (value in the singular): Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 11,13. 1⁄2a and 2a values of the second design, 1909. de Thuin forgeries: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.133.
  • Fournier forged cancellations: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 7, p.161.

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