Forged stamps of Genf / Geneva

Canton of Switzerland

1843-1848. Coat of Arms. 5 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Geneve_1HL_Genuine

Genuine

Geneve_1_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Geneve_1HL_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Geneve_Forgery-1

Forgery

Geneve_3-klein_Genuine

Genuine – small Adler

Geneve_4_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Geneve_4-gross_Genuine

Genuine – large Adler

Geneve_5-gross_Genuine

Genuine – large Adler. Different color

Geneve_3_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Geneve_Senf_Forgery

Senf forgery

Geneve_Forgery2

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery3

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery4

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery5

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery6

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery7

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery8

Forgery

Geneve_Winter_Forgery_1

Winter forgery

Geneve_Winter_Forgery_2

Winter forgery

Geneve_Winter_Forgery_3

Winter forgery

Geneve_Winter_Forgery_4

Winter forgery

Geneve_Cover_Winter_Forgery

Winter forgery

Geneve_Forgery_6

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_7

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_8

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_9

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_12

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_2

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_35

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_23

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_20

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Geneve_Forgery_11

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_30

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_31

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_21

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_24

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_36

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_13

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_33

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_18

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_25

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_17

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_4

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_14

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_3

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_29

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_19

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_16

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_37

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_15

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_5

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_34

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_22

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_26

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_27

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_32

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_28

Forgery

Geneve_Forgery_10

Forgery

Geneve_Cover_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

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  • 2L1. The “Double Geneva“, 1843. Hermann Schloss, “The Switzerland Number 2: (Geneva Double Stamp) and all Distinguishing Marks of the Genuine Specimen”, translated from the German by R.X. Stein, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 58 (March 29, 1947): 582,83. Reprints and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.329-31(Yvert, Geneva 1,1a). Fifteen forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.444-64. Peter Winter forgery and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps: Switzerland”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 62 (April 1996): 85-89. Two Sperati forgeries and fraudulent cancellations: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.143,44 and Plate 93; additional Sperati forgeries: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Work of Jean De Sperati II/ Including Previously Unlisted Forgeries, pp.74,75. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.168,69 and (Fournier forgeries) pp.184,85. Characteristics of the genuine stamp, private reprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.210,11. Characteristics of the genuine issue: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.173-75.
  • 2L2-2L4. The “Large Geneva Eagle” 5c issue of 1845-48. Gustave A. von Gross, “The ‘Large Geneva Eagle’ 1846-1848”, The Stamp Specialist, 1944, pp.25-37. Peter Winter forgery and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps/ Switzerland”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 62 (April 1996): 85-89. Characteristics of the genuine stamps, three Fournier and other forgeries: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 1 (Third Revised Edition), pp.216-26. Forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks on this set and the envelope stamp: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.466-79. Pictures of several forgeries described in Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition). Reprints and forgery, fraudulent postmarks: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.331,32 (Yvert, Geneva 2 and 3,3a). Sperati forgeries: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.144,45 and Plate 93; Anton M. Kofranek, “Sperati Forgeries of the Geneva Cantonals“, Tell, Vol. 22 (November 1996): 6-9. Thirty four forgeries of this set and the envelope stamp, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.466-79. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.170,71 and (Fournier forgeries) pp.184,85. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.276-78; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.211-13 (1847 and 1848).
  • 2L5,2L6. The Vaud, 1849-50. The 4c faked from the 5c: Fred R. Lesser, “Forged Swiss Material”, American Philatelist, Vol. 98 (February 1984): 157. Fakes, reprints and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.332,33 (Yvert, Geneva 5,6). Seventeen forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.484-93. Peter Winter forgery and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps: Switzerland”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 62 (April 1996): 85-89. Two Sperati forgeries of the 4c and forgery of the 5c and fraudulent cancellations: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.145,46 and Plate 94. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.174,75 and (Fournier forgeries) pp.184,85. Characteristics of the genuine stamp: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.182,83; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.214,15 (Vaud).
  • 2L7. “Neuchatel“ 5c, 1850. Reprints and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.332,33 (Yvert, Geneva 7). Eight forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.479-84. Peter Winter forgery and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps: Switzerland”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 62 (April 1996): 85-89. Two Sperati forgeries: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.146 and Plate 95. Fournier forgery: H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.184,85. Characteristics of the genuine stamp: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), p.184; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.214 (Neuchatel). Senf brothers facsimile: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968): 197.
  • 2LU1. Envelope stamp used as adhesive, 1849. Reprint and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.332 (Yvert, Geneva 4). Forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol.2, pp. 466-79 (see 2L2-2L4 above). Characteristics of the genuine stamp: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.213. Peter Winter fraudulent postmarks: Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps: Switzerland”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 62 (April 1996): 85-89.

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