Forged stamps of Diego Suarez

1890. Union of France and Madagascar. 1 Centime

Forgeries

Diego_Suarez_1c_Forgery

Forgery

Diego-Suarez_1c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1890. Union of France and Madagascar. 5 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Diego-Suarez_5c_Genuine

Genuine

Diego-Suarez_5c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Lines above ‘EP’ different

Diego-Suarez_5c_Forgery

Forgery

1890. Union of France and Madagascar. 15 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Diego-Suarez_15c_Genuine

Genuine

10 short lines above the 15 tablet

Diego-Suarez_15c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Diego-Suarez_15c_Forgery

Forgery

1890. Union of France and Madagascar. 25 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Diego-Suarez_25c_Genuine

Genuine

8 lines above 25 tablet in helmet

Diego-Suarez_25c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Diego-Suarez_25c_Forgery

Forgery

1892. French Colonies Surcharged DIEGO-SUAREZ

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Diego_Suarez_PostageDue_Surcharged_Diego-Suarez_Genuine

Genuine overprint

Diego_Suarez_1892_30c_Surcharged_Diego-Suarez_Forgery

Forged overprint

Diego_Suarez_1892_35c_Surcharged_Diego-Suarez_Forgery

Forged overprint

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 10 Cents

Forgery

Diego_Suarez_1892_10c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 1 Franc

Forgeries

Diego_Suarez_1892_1f_Hirschburger_Forgery1

Hirschburger forgery

Diego_Suarez_1892_1f_Hirschburger_Forgery2

Hirschburger forgery

Postage Due. 50 Centimes

Forgery

Diego_Suarez_1891_50c_Chiefre_Tax_Forgery

Forgery

Bogus

Diego_Suarez_Bogus_overprint

Bogus ‘D SUAREZ’ overprint on genuine French Colonies stamp

Fournier Forged Postmark

Diego_Suarez_Fournier_Cancel

DIEGO SUAREZ

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  • 1-5. Provisional issue of 1890. A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (March-April 1944): 11. Fournier forged surcharge: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.57 (Yvert 1-5). For forgery of the basic stamp see French Colonies 46-59.
  • 6-9. Issue of 1890. Lithographed forgery of the 1c: Jean-Francois Brun, Out-Foxing the Fakers, trans’l of the second edition (1989) by Raymond Gaillaguet (American Philatelic Society, State College, PA, 1993), p.19. Fournier and other forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: A.J.C. Vaurie, “Forgeries of Diego Suarez 1890 and 1891”, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 11 (September-October 1952): 18, reprinted from A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” columns, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (March-April 1944): 11 and Vol.6 (September-October 1947): 20. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.57,58 (Yvert 6-9). Characteristics of the genuine stamps: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.42.
  • 10. 5c black of 1891. Forgery and fraudulent postmark: A.J.C. Vaurie, “Forgeries of Diego Suarez 1890 and 1891”, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 11 (September-October 1952): 18, reprinted from A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” columns, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (March-April 1944): 11 and Vol. 6 (September-October 1947): 20; The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.58 (Yvert 10). Characteristics of the genuine stamp: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.42.
  • 11,12. Provisional issue of 1892. Forged surcharge: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.58 (Yvert 11,12). Measurements of the genuine overprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.43.
  • 13-24, J3-J13. Overprinted “Alphee Dubois” issue, 1892. Fournier forged overprint and postmark. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.58 (Yvert 13-24). A.J.C.Vaurie, A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries”column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (March-April 1944): 12.
  • 25-50. The “Group type” issues of 1892 and 1894. Perforations of the (Fournier) forgeries are reversed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Note following 50. Also see French Congo, 18-34.
  • J1,J2. Postage Due stamps of 1891. Fournier forgeries. A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries”, column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (March-April 1944): 12. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.58 (Yvert 1,2). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.43.

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