Forged stamps of Estonia

1918-1919

Flowers

 
Estonia_1918_5k_Genuine
Estonia_1918_15k_Genuine
Estonia_1918_35k_Genuine

1919-1920

Definitives

 
Estonia_1920_5p_Lubi_Forgery
Estonia_1920_10p_Lubi_Forgery
Estonia_1920_Sun_15p_Genuine1
Estonia_1920_35p_Lubi_Forgery
Estonia_1920_70p_Lubi_Forgery1
 
Estonia_1920_Viking_Ship_1m_Genuine
Estonia_1920_Viking_Ship_5m_Inverted_Center_Genuine

1920-1923

Airmail

 
Estonia_1920-1923_Airmail_10m_Forgery1
Estonia_1920-1923_Airmail_20m_Genuine

1920-1924

Tallinn Skyline

 
Estonia_1920-1924_Skyline_25p_Lubi_Forgery
Estonia_1920-1924_Skyline_25p_yellow_Lubi_Forgery
Estonia_1920-1924_Skyline_35p_Lubi_Forgery1
Estonia_1920-1924_Skyline_50p_Genuine
Estonia_1920-1924_Skyline_1m_Lubi_Forgery
Estonia_1920-1924_Skyline_2m_Lubi_Forgery
Estonia_1920-1924_Skyline_2.5m_Lubi_Forgery

1920

Charity
Semi-postal

 
Estonia_1920_35-10pen_Genuine
Estonia_1920_70-15pen_Genuine

1941

Mõisaküla

German Occupation

 
Estonia_German_Occupation_Moisekull_Michel_5_Forgery

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  • 8-26, Tallin Provisional issue, 1919. Forgeries: Dr. R.J. Ceresa, The Postage Stamps of Russia, 1917-1923, (The Author, Cambridge England, 1981-1991) Vol. 3 The Armies and P.O.’s, Parts 16-18, pp.133-35. See listings below for more citations.
    8. 1k. Forgery of basic stamp (and overprint) and fake made from the imperforate 1k (Scott 21): Adolph Lell, “Estonia: Recently Forged Scott No.8 on Cover”, American Philatelist, Vol. 86 (May 1972): 425,26.
  • 29,30. Imperforate Numerals, Regular issue of 1919-20. Jean Lubi forgery of the 10p and fraudulent postmark. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.95.
    31,32,33. Various designs, Regular issue of 1919-20. Forgery of the 70p: Varro E. Tyler, “Focus on Forgeries” #325, Linn’s Stamp News (April 24, 2000): 6.
  • 34-37, 76,77. Viking ship type, 1919-20 and 1922. Donald McDonald and J.R.W. Purves, “The Viking Ship Stamps of Estonia”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 85 (May-June 1976): 76, continued from (March-April 1976): 65, from (January-February 1976): 22, from Vol. 84 (December 1975): 256, and from (November 1975): 229. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.65 (Yvert 10-16). Siimson and Kull forgery of the 1m: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.96. Siimson-Kull forgery and two Kull forgeries of the 5m: Checkmate The Forgers, pp.11,12. Kull forgery of the 25m, 1920: Kurt Kayssner, Check to the Forgers: an Indispensable Resource for the Collector, etc., pp.49,50.
  • 55-57. Stamps of 1919-20 Surcharged, 1920. Kull forgery of 2m surcharge on the 70p: Kurt Kayssner, Check to the Forgers: an Indispensable Resource for the Collector, etc. , p.13.
  • 58-64. The Smith and Weaver Stamps, imperforate, 1922, 23. Trimmed fakes: Donald McDonald, “Estonia: The Smith and Weaver Stamps of 1922-24”, The London Philatelist. Vol. 72 (April 1963): 73-76, continued at (June 1963):109-11.
    86a. 10m Independence anniversary overprinted Blacksmith stamp of 1928, Imperforate. Donald McDonald, “Estonia: The Smith and Weaver Stamps of 1922-1924”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 71 (July 1962): 124-29, continued at (October 1962): 164-68, at (December 1962): 207-11, at Vol. 72 (February 1963): 33-37, at (April 1963): 73-76, and at (June 1963): 109-11, at p.111 of volume 72.
  • B1, B2. Wounded soldier Semi-Postal stamps of 1920. Siimson and Kull forgery of the 35p + 10p: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.97.
  • C1-C8. Airmail issues of 1920-23. Forged basic stamp and/or surcharge: Russian-American Philatelic Club Expertization Committee, “Estonia – 1920-1923 Airmail Stamps”, Russian Philatelist, No.7 (December 1965): 19-22. Joseph M. Sousa, “Common Counterfeits And Their Detection”, American Philatelist, Vol. 79 (March 1966): 468,69. The Imperforated issues (C1-C6): Peter G. Gleason, “Estonian Air Mail Forgeries (C1-6)”, American Philatelist, Vol. 89 (September 1975): 823. Additional forgeries of the imperforated Provisionals of 1923 (C4-6): Peter G. Gleason, “Estonian Air Mail Forgeries (C1-6), Part 2”, American Philatelist, Vol. 92 (August 1978): 756. The 1923 issues: Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.70-4 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 2-6). The 5m of 1920: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. I, p.17. Siimson-Kull forgeries of pairs of C1: Siimson-Kull forgeries of the 5m of 1920 and the Provisionals: Kurt Kayssner, Check to the Forgers: an Indispensable Resource for the Collector, etc. , pp.13-18.
  • C13, C18. 45m Monoplane Airmail stamps, 1924 imperforate and 1925 perforated. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.98.
  • C14-C18. Air Post, 1924. Eugene M. Arkhanguelsky, “Estonia Airmail Stamps”, Aero Philatelist’s News, Vol. 4 (November 15, 1949): 86,87.

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