Forged Stamps of Eastern Rumelia

Roumelie Orientale

South Bulgaria

1881-1884. Turkish Stamps with Inscriptions. 5 Paras

Forgeries

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Fournier forgery

Eastern_Rumelia_5paras_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Eastern_Rumelia_5paras_Forged_Overprint

Forged overprint

1881-1884. Turkish Stamps with Inscriptions. 10 Paras

Forgeries

Eastern_Rumelia_10paras_RO_Overprint_Forgery

Forged overprint

Horizontal parts of the letters very thick compared to genuine. There are at least 15 different types of these forged overprints.

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Fournier forgery

Eastern_Rumelia_10paras_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Eastern_Rumelia_10paras_Forged_Overprint

Forged overprint

Eastern_Rumelia_10paras_Forgery

Forgery

1881-1884. Turkish Stamps with Inscriptions. 20 Paras

Forgeries

Forged overprint

Horizontal parts of the letters very thick compared to genuine. There are at least 15 different types of these forged overprints.

Eastern_Rumelia_20paras_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Eastern_Rumelia_20paras_Fournier_Forgery2

Fournier forgery

Eastern_Rumelia_20paras_Forged_Overprint

Forged overprint

1881-1884. Turkish Stamps with Inscriptions. 1 Piastre

Forgery

Eastern_Rumelia_1piastre_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1881-1884. Turkish Stamps with Inscriptions. 5 Piastres

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Genuine Michel 20 II A a

Eastern_Rumelia_5piastres_Black_Overprint_Genuine

Genuine Michel 28 I A

Eastern_Rumelia_5piastres_Fournier_Forgery2

Fournier forgery

Eastern_Rumelia_5piastres_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Fournier Forged Surcharges

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Fournier Forged Postmark

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Literature

For further research

  • 1-9. Overprinted Turkish stamps, 1880. Forged overprint. Herbert P. Woodward, “Eastern Roumelia: The RO Overprints”, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 39 (March 1960): 55- 69,103.

  • 10-19. Issues of 1881 and 1884. Fournier forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.60 (Yvert 6-11). Sperati forgery of 19: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.162 and Plate 109. Remainders of the 1881 Issue: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.

  • 20-40. 1885 Lion Overprints for South Bulgaria. Schlesinger forged overprints: Herbert P. Woodward, “South Bulgaria: The Lion Overprints”, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 38 (September 1959): 211-28. Stamps back-stamped J. SCHL are forgeries: Varro E. Tyler, “Forty Forgotten Forgeries”, American Philatelist, Vol. 114 (March 2000): 242-248, at p.244. Forgery of framed lion overprint, type b (closed Tail), genuine postmark: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.371. Proofs: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.

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