Forged Stamps of Finland

Suomi

Watch out for altered perforations, meant to look like the more expensive Copenhagen printing

1875. Lion & Coat of Arms. 5 Penni

Forgery

Finland_1875_5p_Senate_Printing_Perforation_Forgery

Bogus perforations 

Senate printing, cancelled 29.7.81, perforation 11 x 12,5. This is an ‘impossible’ perforation, because mixed perforations on 5p only exist on the Karta Sigillata issue (1882-).

1875. Lion & Coat of Arms. 20 Penni

Genuine vs. Forgery

Finland_1875_20pf_Unperforated_Genuine

Genuine unperforated

Finland_1875_20pf_Forgery

Forgery

1866. Lion & Coat of Arms. 32 Penni

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Finland_1875_32pf_Genuine

Genuine

Finland_1875_32p_Copenhagen_Printing_Forgery

Forgery

Finland_1875_32p_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

Finland_1875_32p_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.

1875-1882. Lion & Coat of Arms. 1 Markka

Genuine vs. Forgery

Finland_1875_1markka_Genuine_perf11

Genuine perforated 11

Finland_1882_1markka_Genuine_perf12.5

Genuine perforated 12,5

Finland_1875_1markka_Forgery

Forgery

1875. Lion & Coat of Arms. 5 Markkaa

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Finland_1875_5m_Genuine

Genuine

Finland_1875_5m_Senf_Forgery

Senf forgery

Numbers have wrong shape. Surcharged ‘FALSH’

Finland_1875_5markka_Forgery

Forgery

MARKKA instead of MARKKAA

1875. Lion & Coat of Arms. 10 Markkaa

Genuine vs. Forgery

Finland_1875_10m_Genuine

Genuine

Finland_1875_10markka_Forgery

Forgery

MARKKA instead of MARKKAA

1875. Postal Stationary

Forgery

Finland_1875_Fake_Entire

Genuine 10p Postal Stationary used in 1875 with added 25p, perf. 11 and cancelled with anonymous (fantasy) cancellation. The ‘constructor’ of this item overlooked the fact that the 25p stamp was not issued until 1879.

1889. Lion & Coat of Arms. 5 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgery

Finland_1889_5m_SPECIMEN_Genuine

Genuine specimen

Finland_1889_5m_Forgery

Forgery

1889. Lion & Coat of Arms. 10 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Finland_1889_10m_Genuine

Genuine

Upper part of inner ring above ‘0’ in the top-left corner is always broken. Lower line of the rectangular shape to the left of ‘D’ in FINLAND is broken.

Finalnd_1889_10m_Fournier_Forgery2

Fournier forgery

Upper part of inner ring above ‘0’ in the top-left corner is not broken. Lower line of the rectangular shape to the left of ‘D’ in FINLAND is not broken.

Finalnd_1889_10m_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery with “Kuopio (+Russian town name) 1 IV 98 3 1” postmark

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