Forged stamps of Gabon

1886. French Colonies Issue Handstamped GAB 5

Genuine vs. Forgery

Gabon_1886_GAB-5_Genuine

Genuine

Raybaudi certificate

Gabon_1886_GAB-5_Forgery

Forged handstamp on genuine stamp

1888. French Colonies Issue Surcharged 15

Genuine vs. Forgery

Genuine

Opinion Bloch, Romeko and Friedl certificate

Gabon_15surcharge_Forgery

Forged surcharge

1888. French Colonies Issue Surcharged 25

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Gabon_25surcharge_Genuine

Genuine

Opinion Krgr. & Bloch

Gabon_25surcharge_Forgery

Forged surcharge

Gabon_25surcharge_Forgery2

Forged surcharge

1894. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 1 Centime

Forgery

Gabon_1894_1c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1894. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 2 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgery

Gabon_1894_2c_Genuine

Genuine

Gabon_1894_2c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1894. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 35 Centimes

Forgery

Gabon_1894_35c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1894. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 1 Franc

Forgery

Gabon_1892_1f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1894. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 2 Francs

Forgery

Gabon_1894_2f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1894. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 5 Francs

Forgery

Gabon_1894_5f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Gabon-Congo. 15 Postes

Forgeries

Gabon_Congo_15_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Gabon_Congo_15_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Gabon-Congo. 25 Postes

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Gabon_Congo_25_rosa_Genuine

Genuine 25 c – printed on rosa paper of the 15 c (instead of green paper). Roger Calves stated in his attest: “This is the first time I see this piece” and Bernhard & Pascal Behr wrote: “1st piece I see up to date. Exceptional piece”. Unique piece.

Ex Ferrari 1925.

Gabon_Congo_25_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Gabon_Congo_25_Forgery

Fournier forgery

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  • 1-10. Provisional issues of 1886, 1888-89. See French Colonies 46-59 for basic stamp. Forged surcharge: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (March-April 1944): 11; The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.102 (Yvert 1-13). Color of genuine overprint: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.43. Reprinted surcharge on 1988-89 issue: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.46.
  • 14,15. Typeset issue of 1889. Fournier forgery and fraudulent postmark. Robert G. Stone, “The Typeset Issues of French Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol. 96 (November 1982): 984-91, at p.989. Forgery and fraudulent postmark: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries”column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (March-April 1944): 11; The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.102,3 (Yvert 14,15); J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.43,44; H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 1, pp.3,92,
  • 16-32. “Group type” issue, 1904-07. Perforations of (Fournier) forgeries reversed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Fournier forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 1, pp.94,95. Also see French Congo 18-34.
  • Fraudulent postmarks: Pierre Raynaud, “The ‘Libreville/Gabon’ Postmarks of 1886-1908 – A Study of its Breaks and Date Numerals”, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 36, Whole No. 181 (July 1980): 81-88 at p.87.
  • 47,48. Libreville high values, 1910. A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (March-April 1944): 11. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.103,4 (Yvert 46-48). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.44.

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