Forged Stamps of Fiume

1919. Student Fund

Genuine vs. Forgeries

The easiest way to tell the forgeries is by the rough, unfinished paper. The paper of the genuine is smooth & white.

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fiume_1919_student_fund_5c_genuine
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The leaves are filled with horizontal lines

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Base of Roman she-wolf consist of vertical lines

Genuine Michel #50

Genuine characteristics are the same for both 5, 10, 15 & 20 Cent.

fiume_1919_student_fund_5c_forgery

Forgery

Leaves in background and base of wolf consists of broken lines.

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fiume_1919_student_fund_80c_genuine
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Regular lines in sail

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Galley stern rich in details

Genuine Michel #56

Genuine characteristics are the same for both 45, 60 & 80 Cent / 1 Krone.

fiume_1919_student_fund_80c_forgery

Forgery

Lines in sail are damaged. Vague details on the galley stern.

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Clear lines at the end of the flag

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Text in background is readable

Genuine Michel #60

Genuine characteristics are the same for both 2, 3, 5 & 10 Krone.

fiume_1919_student_fund_5cor_forgery

Forgery

Lines in flag not clear. Hard to read text in background. 

fiume_1919_student_fund_back_genuine

Genuine – ‘POSTA di FIUME’ backside

fiume_1919_student_fund_back_forgery

Forgeries – ‘POSTA di FIUME’ backside

1919. Student Fund Surcharged

Genuine vs. Forgeries

fiume_1919_student_fund_valora_globale_overprint_genuine

Genuine

fiume_1919_student_fund_valora_globale_overprint_forgery

Forgery

fiume_1919_student_fund_valora_globale_overprint_cor5_genuine

Genuine

fiume_1919_student_fund_valora_globale_overprint_cor5_forgery

Forgery

fiume_1919_student_fund_costituente_fiumana_forgery1

Forgery

fiume_1919_student_fund_costituente_fiumana_forgery2

Forgery

fiume_1919_student_fund_various_overprints_forgeries

Forgeries with various overprints

fiume_1919_student_fund_forged_postcard1

Forged Postcard

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Forged Postcard

Thanks to Ivan Martinâs, president of Croatian Stamp Examiner Association, for images and Analysis of Fiume forgeries.

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