Forged stamps of Hong Kong

1862 & 1865. Queen Victoria. 2 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Hong_Kong_QV_2c_Genuine

Genuine

hong_kong_qv_2c_oneglia_forgery

Oneglia forgery

Hong_Kong_QV_2c_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

1862 & 1865. Queen Victoria. 4 Cents

Forgery

Hong_Kong_Victoria_4c_Forgery

Forgery

1862 & 1865. Queen Victoria. 6 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

Hong_Kong_Victoria_6c_Genuine

Genuine

Hong_Kong_Victoria_6c_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

1862 & 1865. Queen Victoria. 8 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

Hong_Kong_Victoria_8c_Genuine

Genuine

Hong_Kong_Victoria_8c_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

1862 & 1865. Queen Victoria. 12 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

hong_kong_qv_12c_genuine

Genuine

Oneglia forgery

1862 & 1865. Queen Victoria. 24 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

Hong_Kong_Victoria_24c_Genuine

Genuine

Hong_Kong_Victoria_24c_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

1862 & 1865. Queen Victoria. 30 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

hong_kong_qv_30c_genuine

Genuine

Oneglia forgery

1862 & 1865. Queen Victoria. 48 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Hong_Kong_Victoria_48c_Genuine

Genuine

hong_kong_victoria_48c_panelli_forgery

Oneglia forgery

Hong_Kong_Victoria_48c_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

1862-1866. Queen Victoria. 96 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Hong_Kong_Victoria_96c_Genuine

Genuine

Hong_Kong_Victoria_96c_Olive-Bistre_Genuine

Genuine – SG #18

No. 39 of 48 unused copies. Ex Alan Chu

Hong_Kong_Victoria_96c_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Small errors in top-right ornament

Weak background lines to the left of the crown

hong_kong_victoria_96c_oneglia_forgery2

Oneglia forgery

hong_kong_victoria_96c_oneglia_forgery

Oneglia forgery

Hong_Kong_QV_96c_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

Queen Victoria Characteristics

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Genuine

Characteristics

– Typographed
– Background comprises 91-92 lines

Spiro forgeries

Characteristics

– Lithographed
– Unwatermarked
– Ungummed
– Perforation: 11 – 13
– Width of frame: 19.00-19.50 mm
– Height of frame: 22.50 mm
– Background shading comprises 73 lines
– Background shading touches frame lines
– No outline in front of Queen’s forehead & nose
– Cancelled by ‘B62’ in black and fancy cancels

Oneglia forgeries

Characteristics

– Photoengraved
– Unwatermarked and watermarked Crown CC
– Ungummed
– Perforation: 14
– Width of frame: 19.25 mm
– Height of frame: 22.75 mm
– Background shading comprises 93 lines
– Background shading does not touch frame lines
– No outline in front of Queen’s forehead & nose
– Cancelled by ‘B62’ in black.

Queen Victoria

Spiro produced his forgeries in sheets of 25

Hong_Kong_QV_6c_Spiro-sheet_Forgery

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