Forged stamps of Dominican Republic

Republica Dominicana

1865

Coat of Arms

 
Dominican_Republic_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Medio_Real_Genuine

1866-1873

Coat of Arms

 
Dominican_Republic_1866_1_Fournier_Forgery
Dominican_Republic_1866_3_Fournier_Forgery
Dominican_Republic_1866_5_Fournier_Forgery
Dominican_Republic_1866_2_Fournier_Forgery
Dominican_Republic_1866_6_Fournier_Forgery
Dominican_Republic_1866_Un_Real_Forgery

1879

Coat of Arms

 
Dominican_Republic_1879_Medio-blue-2_Fournier_Forgery
Dominican_Republic_1879_Medio-purple_Fournier_Forgery
Dominican_Republic_1879_Un-Real_Genuine

1880

Coat of Arms

 
Dominican_Republic_1880_Coat-of-Arms_Un_Genuine

1900

Map of Hispaniola

 
Dominican_Republic_1900_1-4c_Genuine
Dominican_Republic_1900_1-2c_Genuine
Dominican_Republic_1900_1c_Genuine
Dominican_Republic_1900_Map_2c_Genuine
Dominican_Republic_1900_5c_Genuine
Dominican_Republic_1900_10c_Genuine
Dominican_Republic_1900_20c_Imperato_Forgery
Dominican_Republic_1900_50c_Genuine
Dominican_Republic_1900_Map_1p_Genuine

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  • — The illustration on p.90 of Phantom Philately ( by Fred J. Melville) is of a forgery of the S. Allan Taylor – J.M. Chute bogus issue: H.F. Rooke, “Forgeries of the Bogus Issues for Central and South America”, The Philatelist, Vol. 27 (January 1961): 96-99.
  • 1-4. Coat of Arms issue of 1865. James W. Smith, “Dominican Republic: Forgeries of the Early Issues”, American Philatelist, Vol. 83 (March 1969): 237. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.58,59 (Yvert 1,2). Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.338-40. Characteristics of the genuine stamps, reprints of the stamps on laid paper: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.29. Sperati forgeries: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.191,92 and Plates 127 and 128. Schröder forgeries of the ½r, on wove paper and laid paper: Robson Lowe, The Oswald Schröder Forgeries, p.8.
  • 5-31. Definitive issues of 1866-73. James W. Smith, “Dominican Republic: Forgeries of the Early Issues”, American Philatelist, Vol. 85 (February 1971): 143-49,170-74. Fournier and other forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.59 (Yvert 5-20). Forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.341-44. Secret marks on the genuine stamps: Luis F. Thomen, “Domican Republic: The Issues of 1866-1874”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 65 (January 1956): 10-15. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.30.
  • 32-35, 44. Definitive issue of 1879 and 1p definitive of 1880. James W. Smith, “Dominican Republic: More Forgeries of the Early Issues”, American Philatelist, Vol. 89 (April 1975): 339. Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.13 . Fournier forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.59 (Yvert 21-24). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.30. Two different Fournier forgeries of the 1r stamps: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.85.
  • 36. 1c Coat of Arms regular issue of 1880. Varro E. Tyler, “Focus on Forgeries” #324, Linn’s Stamp News (April 10, 2000): 6.
  • 53. 1p definitive, 1881. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.59 (Yvert 1880). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.30.
  • 70,86,87. 5fr Provisional stamps of 1883. Fournier forged overprint. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.59 (Yvert 43-60).
  • 71-87. Provisionals with network, 1883. Forged surcharge and network: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.31.
  • 111-19. Map issue of 1900. N. Imperato and Fournier forgeries: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.86. James W. Smith, “Dominican Republic: More Forgeries of the Early Issues”, American Philatelist, Vol. 89 (April 1975): 339, 40. Fournier and another forgery: Don Alvaro Bonilla Lara, “Dominican Republic: A series with many ‘Accidentals’“, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 63 (January- February 1971): 6,7. Two forgeries: Joseph M. Sousa, “Dominican Republic – 1900 Issue”, Mount Nittany Philatelic Society Newsletter, Vol. 1 (July-August 1969): 71. Hugh Watchorn, “Dominican Republic’s Map Issue of 1900”, American Philatelist, Vol. 75 (March 1962): 448. A.C. Johnson, “The Counterfeit Detector”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 4 (October, 1941): 79,80; Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.13. Fournier and N. Imperato forgeries and Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.59 (Yvert 93-101). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.31.
  • 138, 139, 141, 142, 162. 50c and 1p definitives of 1901-06 and 1c on 2c Postage Due Stamp, 1904-05. James W. Smith, “Dominican Republic: More Forgeries of the Early Issues”, American Philatelist, Vol. 89 (April 1975): 341. Postal forgery of the 1p brown and violet (141): Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. I, p16 (Scott number changed from 127). Sperati forgery of the 1p black and gray (142): British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.192 and Plate 128.
  • 144-50. 400th Anniversary of Santo Domingo, 1902. Bela Szekula forged postmarks: Jim Smith, “Dominican Republic – A Fake Cover”, The Mainsheet, Vol. 11 (April 1986): 61,62.
  • 265B-65E. Red Cross issue of 1932. James W. Smith, “Dominican Republic: More Forgeries of the Early Issues”, American Philatelist, Vol. 89 (April 1975): 342.
  • C10-C17. Sundial Airmail issue of 1931-33. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.87. James W. Smith, “Dominican Republic: More Forgeries of the Early Issues”, American Philatelist, Vol. 89 (April 1975): 342. Hugh Watchorn, ”Latin America Notes” column, American Philatelist, Vol. 83 (March 1969) 243. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.61,62 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 20-25). Hector R. Solis, “The Faked Stamps Of The Dominican Republic” (from Guatemala Filitelica, translated by Romeo J. Routhier), Pan American Philatelist, Vol. 1, Nos.11,12 (July, August 1955): 181.
  • CO1,CO2, RA8. Overprinted Airmail Official issue of 1930. James W. Smith, “Dominican Republic: More Forgeries of the Early Issues”, American Philatelist, Vol. 89 (April 1975): 341.
  • Design Type PT7. Postal Tax Airmail stamps of 1950 and 1951. Distinguishing the issues: Hugh Watchorn, ”Latin America Notes” column, American Philatelist, Vol. 80 (November 1966): 114,15.
  • RAC1-RAC8. James W. Smith, “Dominican Republic: More Forgeries of the Early Issues”, American Philatelist, Vol. 89 (April 1975): 339,41.
  • Fraudulent postmarks. H.F. Rommel, “19th Century Fake Cancels of the Dominican Republic”, American Philatelist, Vol. 75 (June 1962): 676.

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