Forged stamps of Dahomey

Dahomey et Dépendances

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 1 Cent

Forgery

Dahomey_1892_1c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 4 Cents

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Dahomey_1892_4c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 1 Franc

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Dahomey_1892_1f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Fournier Forged Postmark

Dahomey_Fournier_Cancel

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  • 1-16. The “Group Type” issue, 1899-1905. Perforations of the (Fournier) forgeries are reversed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue. Fraudulent cancellation: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (March-April 1944): 12. Also see French Congo 18-34.
  • 29-31. Ballay type stamps, 1906-07. See French Guinea 45-47. David Jennings-Bramly, “The Ballay forgeries”, The Journal of the France & Colonies Philatelic Society (U.K.),Vol.41 (March 1991): 6,7. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 1, pp.98,99 (Ivory Coast).
  • C11-13. High values of 1942 Airmail issue. H.G. Leslie Fletcher, Postal Forgeries of the World, pp.104-7.
  • Fournier fraudulent postmark used 1899-1912. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.52 (1915).

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