Forged Stamps of German New Guinea

Deutsch Neu-Guinea

Imperial German Colony

1900-1901. SMY Hohenzollern II. 5 Pfennig

Genuine vs. Forgery

Genuine

German_New_Guinea_1900_Hohenzollern_5pf_Forgery

Forgery

1914. British Occupation. Kaiseryacht Issues surcharged G.R.I.

New Britain

Georgius Rex Imperator

Genuine vs. Forgery

German_New_Guinea_GRI_1d-on-3pf_Genuine1

Genuine – October 1914

6mm between G.R.I. and 1d.

German_New_Guinea_GRI_1d-on-3pf_Genuine2

Genuine – December 1914

5mm between G.R.I. and 1d.

German_New_Guinea_GRI_1d-on-3pf_Forgery

Forgery

Postal Stationaries

Forgeries

German_New_Guinea_Postal_Stationary_P8

Forged P8/J477

German_New_Guinea_Postal_Stationary_P9-J512_Forgery

Forged P9/J512

German_New_Guinea_Postal_Stationary_P10

Forged P10/J465

German_New_Guinea_Postal_Stationary_P11

Forged P11/J461

Forged Postmarks

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RABAUL forged postmark

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  • Forerunners. Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, p.724. Forged cancellation: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (German New Guinea “Voläufer with forged cancellation” two sheets).
  • 1-6. Overprinted issue of 1897-99. Forged overprint. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German New Guinea 1-6). Fournier fraudulent postmark: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 28, p.121; The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.259. (Yvert: New Guinea 1-6). For Fournier forgery of basic stamp, see Germany, Design Types A9 and A10.
  • 7-15, 20. Small Yacht common design issues of 1901 and 1914-19. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German New Guinea 7-15). For Fournier forgery of basic stamp, see German East Africa 11-18,22-38.
  • 16, 1m Large Yacht, 1901. Fraudulent cancellation: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German New Guinea 16 with fraudulent cancellation).
    Genuine cancellations: Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, pp.736-47; Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 28, pp.119,20.
  • Fraudulent cancellations: Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, p.753.
    Bernhard Friedrich cancellations. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (German New Guinea Cancellations 1901-1910).
  • Pictures of overprints and postmarks: German Philatelic Society Expertizing Service, “Caveat Emptor”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 39 (December 1988): 413-16.
  • Rudolph Thomas fraudulent postmarks: Paul Larsen, “‘Greasy Dick’ Fake Colonies and Offices, Vorläufer, No. 15 (April 1975: 3-10. Chas. S. Thompson, “German Colonial Postmark Fakes …”, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 35 (December 12, 1942): 329-31; Anon. Note, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 38 (January 17, 1942): 102,3.
  • Forged postmarks: GPS Expertizing Service, “Caveat Emptor”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 36 (October 1985): 426,27.
    Dieter Bahrs forged postmarks: GPS Expertizing Committee, “Caveat Emptor – Still Another Forger Exposed”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 26 (March 1975): 90-92.
  • Pictures of forged postmarks, including those of forerunners: Anon., “Forgeries – Warning of Early Colonial Postmarks from Johannesburg” (translated by O. Winter, from Berichte Kolonialbriefmarken sammler), The German Postal Specialist, Vol.17 (April 1966): 172-76.
  • Forged overprints and cancellations by Dieter K. of Sittensen: Dr. Werner M. Bohne, “Caveat Emptor … 25 Million Marks in Forgeries? : A Special Report”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 33 (June 1982): 246-48.
  • False postmarks of various colonies made in Berlin (pictures reduced in size): Anon., “Another Forgery Establishment Put Out of Business”, Vorläufer, No. 14 (February 1975): 3,4.
  • Fournier fraudulent cancellations: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 7, p.156 and Vol.9, p.26.
    Atoll cancellations. Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, pp.861-64.
    Arrival postmarks. Required on letters until March 31, 1909 (except for a few months beginning “after 1873). Required on registered and special delivery mail until termination of postal service, except for the period April 1, 1909 to December 21, 1909. Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad.
  • New Britain
  • 1-11. “G.R.I.” Overprinted Small Kaiser Yacht stamps of German New Guinea and Marshall Islands, 1914. Two forged overprints and forged double overprint on the 2d: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German New Guinea, British Occupation 1-11, German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German New Guinea 4DK,).
  • 12-15. Overprinted Large Kaiser Yacht stamps of German New Guinea, 1914: . Genuine surcharge: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (British Occupation of German New Guinea Michel 10-13).
  • 22-25. 3p ,4p and 5p overprinted stamps of New Guinea, second setting, 1914. Fraudulent overprints: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel British occupation of German New Guinea 1-11).
  • 30-38. 1p,2p,3p,4p,5p and 8p overprinted stamps of Marshall Islands, 1914. Two forged overprints: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel British Occupation of Marshall Islands 1-9).
  • 39-42. Overprinted Large Yacht types.1914. Genuine surcharge: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel British Occupation of Marshall Islands10-13).

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