Forged Stamps of Falkland Islands

1878. Queen Victoria. Six Pence

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Genuine

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Forgery

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Forgery

1891. Queen Victoria. Bisect

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Genuine – SG #14

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Forgery – SG #13

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Forgery – SG #13

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Forgery – SG #14

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Genuine cover to London bearing pair and BISECT of 1885 1d. claret, tied by the typical cork cancel, alongside with “FALKLAND ISLAND’S/SP 15/1891” double-ring datestamp in black, backstamped London October 19, 1891. Stanley Gibbons certificate (1982).

1928. King George V, Surcharged

Genuine vs. Forgery

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Genuine SG#115

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Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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  • 19,19E. 1⁄2p Bisects, 1891. Forged surcharge: Malcolm Barton, “The Falkland Islands Bisects of 1891”, The Philatelist, Vol. 40 (January 1974): 98-105. Genuine postmarks: Malcolm Barton, “Cancellations on Falkland Islands Bisects of 1891”, The Philatelist, Vol. 39 (November 1972): 36-42; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Note after 19E.
  • 52. 21⁄2p on 2p, 1928. Forged surcharge: Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.10. de Thuin forged surcharge: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.34.
  • Fraudulent postmarks. Anon. note, The Philatelist And PJGB, Vol. 1 (August 1991): 171.
  • 11 Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, OCT 15/10 to 1949. Derek Worboys and Roger B.West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.48-50.
  • 1L1-1L8. Falkland Islands Dependencies, 1946. 1948 Reissues: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.

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