Forged stamps of Grenada

1861-1866. Queen Victoria. Chalon. One Penny

Genuine vs. Forgery

Grenada_QV_Chalon_1d_Genuine

Genuine

Grenada_QV_Chalon_1d_Forgery

Forgery

1861-1866. Queen Victoria. Chalon. Six Pence

Genuine vs. Forgery

Grenada_QV_Chalon_6p_Genuine1

Genuine

Grenada_QV_Chalon_6p_Genuine2

Genuine

Grenada_QV_Chalon_6p_Forgery

Forgery

Grenada_QV_Chalon_6p_Torres_illustration

Illustration by Plácido Ramón de Torres: Album ilustrado de sellos de correo, Barcelona 1879. Torres sold illustrations to various dealers/forgers from 1864 onwards, as well as made forgeries himself.

1882. Queen Victoria. 2 1/2 Pence

Forgery

Grenada_Victoria_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

1913. King George V. 10 Shilling

Genuine vs. Forgery

Grenada_King_George_V_10s_Genuine

Genuine

Grenada_10s_Madame_Joseph_Forgery

Madame Joseph forged postmark on genuine stamp

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  • 1-7A. The “Large Chalon Head” issues,1861-78. Issues of 1861 and 1863-71: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.165. Forgery, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.416,17. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.93.
  • 14-19. Provisional Issue, 1883. Jeffryes forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: A.J. Branston, “Jeffryes and his Forgeries of Grenada”, Philatelic Magazine, Vol. 86 (March 1978): 381,85. Measurement of genuine overprint on the 1p stamp and forgery: L.N. and M. Williams, “The Stamps of Grenada“, Stamp Review, Vol. 1 (November 1937): 5,6,34-36, at p.6. de Thuin forged overprint: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.35 (Scott number changed from 15).
  • 32-35. 4p and 1p Provisionals, 1888-91. Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.418.
  • de Thuin fraudulent postmarks. James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.35.
  • Eleven Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, DE 12/94 to 1943. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.57-59.

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