Forged Stamps of French Somali Coast

Djibouti

Protectorat de la Cóte des Somális

1894. Desert Crossing. 25 Francs

Forgery

French_Somali_Coast_1894_25f_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

,. below ‘cs’ (note the Fournier postmark, see below)

1894. Desert Crossing. 50 Francs

Genuine vs. Forgery

French_Somali_Coast_1894_50f_Specimen_Genuine

Genuine Specimen

,, below ‘cs’

French_Somali_Coast_1894_50f_Forgery

Fournier forgery

,. below ‘cs’

1902. Somali Warriors

Genuine vs. Forgery

French_Somali_Coast_1902_Warriors_75c_surcharged_Genuine

Genuine

Only 436 printed

French_Somali_Coast_1902_Warriors_Forgery

Forgery

Fournier Postmarks

Djibouti_Fournier_Cancel
Djibouti_Fournier_Cancel2

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Literature

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  • 1-3. Overprinted or surcharged “Group Type issue” of 1894. Forged overprints: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.102 (Yvert, French Somaliland 1-3). Forgeries of the 25c and 50c stamps: Fournier forgeries of surcharge: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (May-June 1943): 14. Also see French Congo 18-34 for forgery of the Group type issue.
  • 16,18-22. High values of Views of Dhibouti issue of 1894-1902. Fournier forgery and fraudulent postmarks of the 25fr and 50fr values: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.102 (Yvert, French Somaliland 20,21). Forgery of the diamonds and fraudulent cancellation: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (May-June 1943): 14,16. Forgeries of the 50c and franc values: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.47.
  • 34-63. Engraved issues of 1902 and 1903. Forgery/ reprint. A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (May-June 1943): 14.

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