Forged Stamps of Fiume

1920. Gabriele d’Annunzio

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Two-lined eyebrow above the eye

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4 dots diagonally on the neck

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‘O’ in POSTALE is round

Genuine Michel #115

Genuine characteristics are the same for all values

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Forgery type I

– ‘O’ in POSTALE is oval

– Two-lined eyebrow above the eye

– Without 4 dots diagonally on the neck

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Forgery type II

– Generally as the genuine

– Eyebrow has 1 line and a series of dots

– Paper is smooth, mostly gum free

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Forgery type III

– As forgery type II, but on rough paper

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Forgery type I

– ‘O’ in POSTALE is oval

– Two-lined eyebrow above the eye

– Without 4 dots diagonally on the neck

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Forgery type II

– Generally as the genuine

– Eyebrow has 1 line and a series of dots

– Paper is smooth, mostly gum free

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Forgery type III

– As forgery type II, but on rough paper

1921. Gabriele d’Annunzio Surcharged ‘Governo Provvisorio’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Forged overprints have not been recorded on genuine stamps except 1 Lira (Michel #124)

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Genuine

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Forgery type I

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Forgery type II

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Forgery type III

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Basic stamp forgery type I with a type I forged overprint

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The stamp to the left was certified by Mr. Petric and sold as genuine. Many similar examples. Do not trust ‘Petric’ signatures! 

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All stamps in the series have been forged

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

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