Forged Stamps of Crete

British Administration

Herakleion

1898

Prosorinon Tachidrom Iraklion

 
Crete_Heraklion_20_Genuine

1898-1899

Numerials

 
Crete_English_10_Brown_Genuine
Crete_English_10_Blue_Genuine
Crete_English_20_Green_Genuine
Crete_English_20_Red_Genuine

Russian Administration

Rethymnon

1899

Russian Eagle

 
Crete_Retymnon_1_Genuine
Crete_Retymnon_2_Genuine

1899

Poseidon’s Trident

 
Crete_Trifrok_1metalik_Blue_Genuine
Crete_Trifrok_1_Genuine
Crete_Trifrok_1_Green_Forgery
Crete_Trifrok_1_Slate_Forgery
Crete_Trifrok_1_Yellow_Forgery
Crete_Trifrok_2_Red_Genuine
Crete_Trifrok_2_Red_Forgery-2
Crete_Trifrok_2metalik_Slate_Forgery

Revolutionary Government

Therison

1905

Greek Inscription

 
Crete_Therison_5_Forgery
Crete_Therison_10_Forgery
Crete_Therison_20_Forgery

1905

Crete in Chains / King George of Greece

 
Crete_1905_5_Forgery
Crete_1905_10_Forgery
Crete_1905_20_Forgery
Crete_1905_50_Forgery
Crete_1905_1_Forgery
Crete_1905_2_Forgery

Local Administration

1908

Regular issues surcharged ‘ELLAS’

 
Crete_1908_10_Ellas_Overprint_Forgery
Crete_1908_10_Ellas_Overprint_Forgery2
Crete_1908_1_Postage-Due_Ellas_Overprint_Forgery
Crete_1908_1_Postage-Due_Ellas_Double-Overprint_Forgery

1922

Surcharged ‘EPANASTASIS 1922’

 
Crete_1922_EPANASTASIS_1922_overprint_Forgery

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  • —- Therison Revolutionary Stamps, 1905 (unlisted in Scott). Max Kremzar, “Crete: The Revolutionary Stamps of 1905”, American Philatelist, Vol. 114 (March 2000): 241-55. Fournier forgeries of Vlastos 34A-36A: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.77.
  • 1-46. British and Russian administrations, 1898-99. Forgeries and reprints, genuine and fraudulent postmarks, Chas S. Thompson, “Counterfeits of Crete”, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 35 (February 6, 1943): 519-23. See stamps and series below for more citations.
  • 1. 20pa violet Handstamped, British Sphere issue of 1898. William R. Liberman, “Some Forgeries of Crete No. 1 and How to Recognize Them”, American Philatelist, Vol. 91 (May 1977): 368-71. Charles S. Thompson, “The Counterfeits of the First Six Issues of Crete”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 8 (1942): 17-26. Charles S. Thompson, “Crete Number One”, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 33 (January 24, 1942): 529. Forgery and fraudulent postmark: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. I (Second Edition), p.429. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Great Britain”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 24 (December 1931): 187-89. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.49 (Yvert 1).
  • 2-5. Square British Sphere issues of 1898 and 1899. a. Gundmann & Stangle forgeries. b. Gundmann & Stangle/ Fournier forgeries.
    a,b. Gundman & Stangle/ Fournier forgeries of the 20pa stamps: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.76. a. Joseph M. Sousa, ”Common Counterfeits And Their Detection” column, American Philatelist, Vol. 80 (January 1967): 276,77. a. Charles S. Thompson, “Counterfeits of the First Six Issues of Crete“, The American Philatelic Congress Book 8 (1942) 17-26. a. Grundmann reprints of the 20pa stamps: P.L. Pemberton, “The Story of Crete and her Stamps”, the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain, Vol. 42 (July 1932): 130,31, continued at (August 1932): 163. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Great Britain”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 24 (December 1931): 187-89. b. Fournier forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.49,50 (Yvert 2,4,3,5). Reprints and fraudulent postmark on the 20pa violet: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.429.
  • Genuine postmarks on 1-5: Douglas Armstrong, “British Army Post in Crete – and its Stamps”, Stamp Collecting, Vol. 55 (November 16, 1949): 137.
  • 10-13. Russian Sphere Coat of Arms issue of 1899. Forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Th. Nikitenski, “1899 Stamps Of The Russian Detachment On Crete Island”, Russian Philatelist, No.4 (February 1963): 16-22, at pp.18-20. Charles S. Thompson, “Counterfeits of the First Six Issues of Crete“, The American Philatelic Congress Book 8 (1942): 17-26. Fournier and other forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.50 (Yvert, Russian Post Office 6-13).
  • 14-46. Russian Sphere Seven-color series (Scott 14-34) and Five-color series (Scott 35-46), 1899. William R. Liberman, “Forged Postmarks of the Russian 7- and 4-Color Stamps of Crete”, American Philatelist, Vol. 91 (June 1977): p.458. William R. Liberman, “Forged Postal Cancellations Of The Russian Seven- And Four-Color Stamps of Crete”, Rossica, journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately, No.84 (1973): 45-49. Forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Charles S. Thompson, “Counterfeits of the First Six Issues of Crete“, The American Philatelic Congress Book 8 (1942): 17-26. Forgeries and fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.50 (Yvert, Russian Post Office 14-16). Rough perforations on forgeries of the Seven-color series: Don Glickstein, “AP Philatelic Notebook”, American Philatelist, Vol. 99 (June 1985): 541,42, at p.541; Th. Nikitenski, “1899 Stamps Of The Russian Detachment On Crete Island”, Russian Philatelist, No.4 (February 1963): 16-22, at pp.20-22.
  • 85-95. Forgeries of overprint errors: William R. Liberman, “The Small ΕΛΛ ΑΕ Overprint Errors”, American Philatelist, Vol. 92 (April 1978): 341-44.
  • Feenstra, Leimenstoll & Mostert: Crete, A Handbook Catalog about its Philately and Postal History (1986)
  • Feenstra: Crete: Postal History, Postage and Revenue Stamps, Coins and Bank Notes (2001)
  • Feenstra: Greece, A Collection of Forgeries: Page 94-109 (1993)

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