Forged Stamps of Fiume

1923. Venetian Caravel

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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fiume_1923_caravel_genuine
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‘O’ is a round circle

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Cordage is clearly visible

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Edge of the sail is thin

Genuine Michel #154

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

fiume_1923_caravel_forgery_type1

Forgery type I

‘O’ is an oval. Edge of the sail is thick. Cordage is not clear. White paper.

fiume_1923_caravel_forgery_type2

Forgery type II

‘O’ is a round circle. Edge of the sail is thin. Cordage is not clear. Rough paper.

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fiume_1923_roman_arc_genuine
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‘O’ is a round circle

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Edge of the arch is uninterrupted

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Crack at the bottom of the column

Genuine Michel #159

Genuine characteristics are the same for both 20, 25 & 30 Cents.

fiume_1923_roman_arc_forgery_type1

Forgery type I

‘O’ is an oval. Edge of the arch is uninterrupted. No crack at the bottom. White paper.

fiume_1923_roman_arc_forgery_type2

Forgery type II

‘O’ is a round circle. Edge of the arch is broken. Crack at the bottom. Rough paper.

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fiume_1923_angel_genuine
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‘O’ is a round circle

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Halo only partial completed with small lines

Genuine Michel #162

Genuine characteristics are the same for both 50, 60 Cents & 1 Lira.

fiume_1923_angel_forgery_type1

Forgery type I

‘O’ is an oval. Halo is completed with lines. White paper.

fiume_1923_angel_forgery_type2

Forgery type II

‘O’ is a round circle. Halo is completed with lines. Rough paper.

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fiume_1923_roman_column_genuine
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‘O’ is a round circle

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Only a dot inside ‘A’

Genuine Michel #163 

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

fiume_1923_roman_column_forgery_type1

Forgery type I

‘O’ is an oval. Small triangle inside ‘A’. Image is 1mm shorter. White paper.

fiume_1923_roman_column_forgery_type2

Forgery type II

‘O’ is a round circle. Dot inside ‘A’. Image is 1mm shorter. Rough paper.

fiume_1923_series_forgeries

Forgeries of the whole series

1924. Surcharged ‘Annessione all Italia 22 Febb. 1924’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

fiume_1924_annessione_all_italia_overprint_genuine

Genuine Michel # 168-179

fiume_1924_annessione_all_italia_overprint_genuine

Forgery type I

fiume_1924_annessione_all_italia_overprint_forgery_type2

Forgery type II

1924. Surcharged ‘Regno D’ Italia’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

fiume_1924_regio_ditalia_overprint_genuine

Genuine Michel # 182-193

fiume_1924_regio_ditalia_overprint_forgery_type1

Forgery type I

fiume_1924_regio_ditalia_overprint_forgery_type2

Forgery type II

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

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