Forged Stamps of Jamaica

1860. Queen Victoria. Two Pence

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Jamaica_1860_Queen_Victoria_2p_Genuine

Genuine

Jamaica_1860_Queen_Victoria_2p_Forgery

Forgery

Jamaica_1860_Queen_Victoria_2p_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.

1871-1890. Queen Victoria. One Penny

Forgeries

Jamaica_1871-1890_QW_1p_Forgery

Forgery

Jamaica_1871-1890_QW_1p_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.

1871-1890. Queen Victoria. Six Pence

Forgeries

Jamaica_1871-1890_QW_6p_Forgery

Forgery

Jamaica_1871-1890_QW_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.

1871-1890. Queen Victoria. One Shilling

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Jamaica_1871-1890_QW_1s_Genuine

Genuine

Jamaica_1871-1890_QW_1s_Forgery

Forgery

Jamaica_1871-1890_QW_1s_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.

1956-1958. Queen Elizabeth II. 1 Pound

Forgery

Jamaica_1953-56_QE2_1pound_Forgery

Forgery – no watermark

This stamp is unissued – according to the British Library, only 7 genuine examples exist.

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  • 1-6, 7-13, 16-20,22. Victoria issues, 1860-63, 1870-71, 1872, and 1883-90. Specimen of the watermarked “CC” stamps: L.C.C. Nicholson, “Jamaica – ‘Specimen Stamps’”, Godden’s Gazette, Vol. 6 (June 1939): 240-44, at pp.241,42. Forgery and genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.525,26. Unwatermarked forgeries of the 1860-63 issue: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.98. Unwatermarked forgeries of the 1sh: Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.22; The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.210.
  • 109a. Jubilee booklet, 1935. Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.22.
  • de Thuin fraudulent postmarks of the 1870’s. James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.36,37.
  • Three Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, A01, MR 27/4, 4/8/04. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, p.62.

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