Forged Stamps of Johore

1884-1886. Straits Settlements Stamps Surcharged ‘JOHORE’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Stanley Gibbons lists 16 different overprint types. ISC lists 11.

Johore_1884_QV_2c_Surcharged_type4_Genuine

Genuine overprint type IV

SG#4

Johore_1884_QV_2c_Surcharged_double_type6_Genuine

Genuine double overprint type VI

SG#6a

Johore_1884_QV_2c_Surcharged_double_type9_Genuine

Genuine double overprint type IX

SG#9a

Johore_1884_QV_2c_Surcharged_Forgery2

Forgery of overprint type IX

Johore_1884_QV_2c_Surcharged_Forgery

Original pen cancel removed. Forged overprint applied with moveable type (does not match any of the genuine types). Forged postmark.

Genuine Johore Overprint Types

According to Stanley Gibbons

Johore_Overprint_Types

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  • Japanese Occupation, NJ1-NJ5. Single frame Kanji overprint on Postage Due stamps, 1942. Forged overprint: George P. Coulter, “Malaya: From Singapore Northward: The Single-Frame Kanji Overprints”, Japanese Philately, Vol. 21 (February 1966): 3-16. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.10. Description of genuine chops: James M. Gallatly, “The Japanese Single-Lined Chops of Malaya”, The Philatelist, Vol. 23 (March 1957): 147-51; James M. Gallatly, “The Malayan Chops: Dates of Overprinting”, The Philatelist, Vol. 23 (June 1957): 235-38.

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