Forged Stamps of German Southwest Africa

Deutsch Südwestafrika

Imperial German Colony

1897. German Stamps Surcharged ‘Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika’

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Genuine

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1901. Kaiseryacht SMY Hohenzollern. 25 Pfennig

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German_Southwest_Africa_1901_25pf_Genuine

Genuine

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1901. Kaiseryacht SMY Hohenzollern. 30 Pfennig

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German_Southwest_Africa_1901_30pf_Genuine

Genuine

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1901. Kaiseryacht SMY Hohenzollern. 40 Pfennig

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German_Southwest_Africa_1901_40pf_Genuine

Genuine

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1901. Kaiseryacht SMY Hohenzollern. 80 Pfennig

Genuine vs. Forgery

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Genuine

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Fournier Forged Postmark

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RETHANIEN DEUTSCH-SüDWESTAFRIKA 1/5 99

Postal Stationaries

Forgeries

German_Southwest_Africa_Postal_Stationary_P13

Forged P13/J507

German_Southwest_Africa_Postal_Stationary_P14

Forged P14/J474

German_Southwest_Africa_Postal_Stationary_P15

Forged P15/J459

German_Southwest_Africa_Postal_Stationary_P16

Forged P16/J460

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  • Forerunners. German stamp used in German Southwest Africa: Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, pp.442,46,47. Two fraudulent postmarks: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German South West Africa 41 b).
  • 1-12. Overprinted issues of 1897 and 1899. For Fournier forgery of the basic stamp, see Germany, Design Types A9 and A10; also see below for citations.
  • 1-6. Overprinted (hyphenated) issue of 1897. Fraudulent hyphenated overprint: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German Southwest Africa 1-4, I, II); Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.106 (1897).
  • 4,9,10. 20pf of 1897, 10pf and 50pf of 1899. Fournier forgeries of overprint and cancellations. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German Southwest Africa 4,7,10).
  • 7-12. Overprinted issue of 1899. Two fraudulent overprints: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German Southwest Africa 5-10). Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.106 (1898).
  • 13-21,26-30. Small Yacht common design issues of 1900 and 1906-19. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German Southwest Africa 11-19). Fournier forgery: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.105 (German Colonies, second column). For Fournier forgery of basic stamp, see German East Africa 11-18,22-38.
  • 22. Fraudulent postmark on the 1m: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German Southwest Africa 29 with fraudulent cancellation).
  • 25. Fraudulent postmark on the 5m: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German Southwest Africa 32A with fraudulent cancellation).
  • Genuine cancellations ( including Wonderstempal cancellations): Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, pp.465-67.
  • Fieldpost cancellations: Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, pp.520-30.
  • Fraudulent postmarks. Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, pp.515,34. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies” (Michel German Southwest Africa Fraudulent Cancellations). German Southwest Africa Dr. K. Pennycuick, “German East Africa”, The West – End Philatelist, Vol. 42 (May-June 1952): 33-35, continued at (July-August 1952): 51-53, at pp.51-53. “Translations from Kohl’s Handbook By Dr. Herbert Munk”, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 18 (July 1939): 231-43, at pp.239,40.
  • 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.
  • Arrival postmarks. Required on letters until March 31, 1909 (except for a few months beginning “after 1873). Required on regestered 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.

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