Forged stamps of Hungary

Magyarország

1871. King Franz Joseph. 2 Kroner

Genuine vs. Forgery

Hungary_1871_2kr_Genuine

Genuine – Lithography

Hungary_1871_2kr_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Outer frame broken

Spot of color between outer frame and oval below ‘2’

1871. King Franz Joseph. 3 Kroner

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Hungary_1871_3kr_Genuine

Genuine – Lithography

Hungary_1871_3kr_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Feet of ‘K’ connected with white line

Spot of green color in ‘R’

Hungary_Postal_Stationary_3kr_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier Postal Stationary forgery

1871. King Franz Joseph. 5 Kroner

Forgery

Hungary_1871_Joseph_5kr_Forgery

Forgery

1871. King Franz Joseph. 10 Kroner

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Hungary_1871_10kr_Genuine-2

Genuine – engraved

Hungary_1871_10kr_Genuine-1

Genuine – Lithography

Hungary_1871_Joseph_10kr_Forgery

Forgery

Hungary_Postal_Stationary_10kr_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier Postal Stationary forgery

1871. King Franz Joseph. 15 Kroner

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Hungary_1871_15kr_Genuine

Genuine – engraved

Hungary_1871_15kr_Genuine

Genuine – lithographed

Hungary_1871_15kr_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Bump on left side of ‘1’

Hungary_1871_Joseph_15kr_Forgery

Forgery

Hungary_1Forint_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1919. Arad. French Occupation. 5 Filler

Forgery

Hungary_French_Occupation_5f_Forgery

Forgery

1919. Arad. French Occupation. 10 Filler

Forgery

Hungary_French_Occupation_10f_Forgery

Forgery

1919. Arad. French Occupation. 35 Filler

Forgery

Hungary_French_Occupation_35f_Szekula_Forgery

Szekula forgery

1919. Arad. French Occupation. Postage Due. 6 Filler

Forgeries

Hungary_Banat_Bacska_6f_Szekula_Forgery

Szekula forgery

Hungary_Banat_Bacska_Koztarsasag_6f_Szekula_Forgery

Szekula forgery

1919. Arad. French Occupation. Postage Due. 1 Korona

Forgery

Hungary_Banat_Bacska_1k_Szekula_Forgery

Szekula forgery

1919. Szegedin. 25 Filler

Forgery

Hungary_French_Occupation_Szeged_25f_Forgery

Forgery

Second ‘1’ below right side of ‘g’

1930. Provisional. 6 Filler

Forgery

Hungary_1930_Crown_6f_overprint_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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  • —-. Forerunners, Austrian stamps used in Hungary, 1850-71. Genuine cancellations: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 1, p.179.
  • 1-12. Franz Joseph, lithographed issue of 1871 and engraved issue of 1871-72. Fakes made from typographed postal stationery (earlier printed stationery was by lithography): Edwin Mueller, “Dies and printing material of the 1871 Issue of Hungary”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 67 (June 1958): 101-07, Letter from Mueller to Editor in (October 1958): 178. Reprints, fakes made from envelope cut squares, and characteristic of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.51-53. How to distinguish the two issues, reprints, forgeries, fakes made from envelope cut-squares: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.140. Money order cancel “PENZ UTALVANY“ on the 2Kr lithographed stamp: Ira Zweifach, “The elusive first issues of Hungary“, Scott Stamp Monthly, Vol. 1 (November 1983): 13. See listings for series below for more citations.
  • 1-6. Franz Josef I lithographed issue, 1871. Gábor Visnyovski, “The Forgeries Of The Classic Stamps Of Hungary”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 4 (May 2001): 13-20. 1883 reprints on watermarked paper and fakes made from typographed postal stationery: Edwin Mueller, “European Classics: xx. Hungary”, Mercury Stamp Journal, Vol. 4, Whole No. 47 (September 1958): 245-53, continued from Whole No. 46 (May 1958): 234, at p.249. Fournier, Oneglia and other forgeries, fakes: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.173,74 (Yvert 1-6). Forgery, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.504. Sperati forgeries of the 2k, 3k, 5k: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.165 and Plate 110. Sperati forgeries and reprints: Alain Gibbs, “Hungary: Its Stamps and Postal History Part II”, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 55 (July 1976): 247-55. Sperati forgery of the 10k: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Work of Jean De Sperati II/ Including Previously Unlisted Forgeries, p.83. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.18,19. See 1-12 above.
  • 7-12, P2. Franz Josef I engraved issue, 1871-72 and Newspaper issue of 1872. The 1883 reprints, fakes made from the envelope stamp: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 1 (revised), p.192. The 1885 Reprints: Edwin Mueller, “European Classics: xx. Hungary”, Mercury Stamp Journal, Vol. 4, Whole No. 47 (September 1958): 245-53, continued from Whole No. 46 (May 1958): 234, at p.249; Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.67; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, p.39; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.174 (Yvert 7-12). H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.18,19. See 1-12 above.
  • 15. 5k Crown (colored numerals),1874-76. Postal forgery: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.174,75 (Yvert 13-17). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.140.
  • 97a. 60pf green, 1913-16. Faked stamp, using 98a: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. II, p.32 (The horizontal watermark is not separately listed in the 1940 Scott Catalog).
  • 311-21. 1920 Shock of wheat overprinted regular issue. Forged overprint. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.132. Forged overprint: Joseph M. Sousa, “Counterfeits”, Mount Nittany Philatelic Society Newsletter, Vol. 1 (January 1969): 24. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. II, p32.
  • 322-30. 1920 Sheaf of wheat overprinted regular issue. Forged overprint. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.133.
  • 408,10,13. Lithographed regular issue of 1926-27. H.G. Leslie Fletcher, Postal Forgeries of the World, pp.66,67. Leslie Fletcher, “’Budapest Banks’ Postal Forgery”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 72 (June 1963): 111-14.
  • CTO postmark: Edwin Mueller, “Question Box” (O.R. of Minneapolis, Minn.), Mercury Stamp Journal, Vol. 4, Whole No. 37 (March 1956): 22.
  • C1,C2. Overprinted Airmail issue of 1918. Forged overprint. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.129-31 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 1,2). Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. II, p.32.
  • C6,C10. 100k and 5000k values of the Icarus Airmail issue, 1924-25. Airmail Stamps:Fakes & Forgeries, pp.132,33 (Sanabria Airmail Catalog 6,10).
  • P1. Newpaper stamp, 1871. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.175. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.141.
  • P2. Newspaper stamps, 1872. Reprint. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.175 (Yvert 2). Forgery and genuine postmark: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.505. 1885 Reprint: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.67; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Also see 7-12, P2, above.
  • Occupation stamps generally. Copies back-stamped “PAPE” are usually forgeries: Varro E. Tyler, “Forty Forgotten Forgeries”, American Philatelist, Vol. 114 (March 2000): 242-248, at p.245.
  • 1N1-1N17. French Occupation (Arad issue), 1919. Forged overprint on wrong stamp: Linn’s editors, “Collectors’ Forum: Hungarian forged overprint”, Linn’s Stamp News (September 24, 2007): 36.
  • 2N1-2NP1. Romanian Occupation, First Debrecen Occupation, 1919. Forged Overprint:Gustav Noska, “The Debretin Overprint Forgey“, Romanian Philatelic Studies, Vol. 3 (No. 2 1979): 1.
  • 5N1-5NP1, 6N1-6NP1. First and Second Transylvania issues. Forged overprints: Varro Tyler, “The cautious collector’s alphabet”, Scott Stamp Monthly, Vol. 14 (April 1996): pp.8,10,11. Forged overprint on First Transylvania issue: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. II, pp.32,33.
  • 8N1-8NP1. Serbian Occupation, Second Baranya issue, 1919. Forged overprint: Szabo-Antal Jeno, “The Overprinted Stamps Issued Under Serbian Occupation“, Chambers Stamp Journal, Vol.32 (May 1, 1950): 36, 37, continued at (May 15, 1950): 68, 69.
  • 9N1-9N4, 9NB1, 9NJ1-9NJ3. Serbian Occupation, Temesvar Issue, 1919. Forged surcharges: Norbert Blistyar and George Pataki, “The Timisoara Provisional Issue of 1919”, American Philatelist, Vol. 99 (February 1985): 121-34,85, at pp.121-28, reprinted in Romanian Philatelic Studies, Vol. 9 (No. 2 1985): 5-9, and continued at (No.3 1985): 3-12.
  • 10N1-10N42, 10NB1-10NB4, 10NE1, 10NJ1-10NJ4, 10NP1. Serbian Occupation, Banat issue, 1919. Norbert Blistyar and George Pataki, id. at pp.128-32.
  • Christopher E. Brainard: Catalog of Hungarian Occupation Issues 1918-1921

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