Forged Stamps of Croatia

1945. Stormdivision Souvenir Sheet

Genuine vs. Forgery

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Croatia_Stormdivision_Genuine
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Paper: White tinage

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Paper thickness: 0,07 mm

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Gum: Looks ‘irregular’, white color

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Perforation: 11

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Map of Croatia: Bluish

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Security marks: Greyish print. Possible to read the text ‘HUD’

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Often fold(s)

Genuine – only 2500 printed

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Croatia_Stormdivision_Forgery
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Paper: Yellowish tinage

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Paper thickness: 0,075 mm

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Gum: Smooth yellowish color

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Perforation: 11 1/4

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Map of Croatia: Bluish print, but looks more greyish than the genuine.

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Security marks: Light Yellowish ink, text HUD not possible to read.

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No fold(s) seen so far

Forgery

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  • 1-8. Overprinted issue 1941. Forged regular overprint and forged sideways, inverted and double overprints: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.13, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Michel 1-8). Jerome V. Colich, “Forgeries of N.D.H. 1941-45 issues”, The Trumpeter, Vol. XII, Winter-Spring 1984): 50,51.
  • 9-23. Issue overprinted with shield, 1941. Forged overprint. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.13, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Michel 9-23).
  • 24,25. 1941. Forged surcharge: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.13, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Michel 41,42).
  • 26-29. 1941. Forged overprint: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries,Vol.13, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Michel 43-46).
  • 35. 2k Zagreb Cathedral, 1941-43. private cancellation with genuine canceller: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.13, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Michel 78).
  • 437A. 3.50-Kune, Definitive, 2000. Anon., “Croatian Post reports counterfeits”, Linn’s Stamp News (February 12, 2007): 12.
  • —- (Noted in Scott following B2, but not numbered). King Peter II issue (Yugoslavia 142-54 overprinted, 1941. Fraudulent overprint: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.13, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Michel 24-38).
  • B73-B75. Croatian Storm Division stamps, 1944. Perforated and imperforate forgeries: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries Vol.13, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Michel 170-72, Michel 170-172, Imperforate).
  • B76. Souvenir Sheet of Croatian Storm Division stamps, 1944. Forgeries and Reprints: C. Michael Mc Adams, “The Croatian Storm Division”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 40 (November 1989): 457-66. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.13, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Michel Block 8). Jerome V. Colich, “Forgeries of N.D.H. 1941-45 issues”, The Trumpeter, Vol. XII, Winter-Spring 1984): 50,51.
  • J1-J5. Postage Due overprinted stamps, 1941. Two forged overprints: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.13, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Michel Postage Due 1-5).

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