Forged Stamps of Dominica

1874-1888. Queen Victoria. One Penny

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Dominica_SG1_QV_1p_Genuine

Genuine – SG #1

Dominica_SG1_QV_1p_Forgery

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Dominica_SG1_QV_1p_Torres_illustration

Illustration by Plácido Ramón de Torres: Album ilustrado de sellos de correo, Barcelona 1879. Torres sold illustrations to various dealers/forgers from 1864 onwards, as well as made forgeries himself.

1874-1888. Queen Victoria. 2 1/2 Penny

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Dominica_QV_2.5p_Forgery

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1874-1888. Queen Victoria. Six Pence

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Dominica_QV_6p_Genuine

Genuine

Dominica_QV_6p_Forgery

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1874-1888. Queen Victoria. One Shilling

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Dominica_QV_1s_Genuine

Genuine

Dominica_QV_1s_Forgery

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Dominica_QV_1s_revenue_Forgery

Forgery

1872. 1/2 Penny Bisect

Genuine vs. Forgery

Dominica_SG11_QV_halfp_bisect_Genuine

Genuine

Dominica_SG11_QV_halfp_bisect_Forgery

Forged overprint – wrong color – on genuine stamp

1886. Saint Christopher surcharged One Penny

Forgery

Dominica_1886_1d-on-6p_overprint_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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  • A1-A6 and 34, (5sh, 1903), Forerunners. Fraudulent “A07“ postmarks: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Stamps, Vol.VI, pp.52,61,62.
  • 1-3,5,8,9,18,19,24. Queen’s head, 1874-88. Spiro Brothers and Oneglia forgeries of 1p, 6p, 1sh of 1874 and 1877: Varro E. Tyler, “Focus on Forgeries” #346, Linn’s Stamp News (February 12, 2001): 6. Spiro Brothers forgeries on unwatermarked paper and fraudulent postmarks on the 1874 issue, Panelli forgeries and impressed watermark on the 1877-79 issue: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, pp.54, 55. Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.14. Sperati forgery of the 1sh, 1888 and fraudulent cancellations: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.41 and Plate 5; Robson Lowe, “Sperati and His Craft – XII”, The Philatelist, Vol. 20 (April 1954): 179-84; The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, pp.60, 61. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.58. Forgery of the 1p,6p,1sh of 1874 and 1877 and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.337. The issue of 1874: Paper XLIV, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.110,11; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.89,79. Spiro Bros. forgeries of the 1874 stamps: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, pp.53,54.
  • 10-12. 1⁄2p Provisionals (on bisected 1⁄2p) of 1882. Forged surcharge: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, p.57,58.
  • 14,15. “Half Penny” Provisionals of 1886. Forged surcharge: Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee- Ma Forgeries, p.10. Forged surcharge on the 1p (on 6p): The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, p.59.
  • 24. 1sh, 1888. Pictures of Sperati A07 forged cancellations: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, pp.60, 61.
  • 34. 5/ KEVII, 1903. Pictures of a forged cancellation: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, pp.61, 62.
  • Eight Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, JU 1/11 to 1947. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.46,47.


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