Forged stamps of Karelia

1922

Revolutionary Issue

Characteristics

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Genuine

Characteristics

– Bottom of ‘J’ is complete, points slightly upwards

– The zig-zag lines depicting northern lights are full

– Perforated either 11 1/4 or 11 3/4

Forgeries

Characteristics

– Bottom of ‘J’ is incomplete, points slightly downwards

– The zig-zag lines depicting northern lights are short / broken

– Perforated 11 1/4


Bear. 5 Penni

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_5p_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_5p_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 10 Penni

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_10p_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_10p_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 20 Penni

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_20p_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_20p_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 25 Penni

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_25p_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_25p_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 40 Penni

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_40p_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_40p_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 50 Penni

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_50p_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_50p_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 75 Penni

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Karelia_1922_Bear_75p_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_75p_Forgery

Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_75p_Forgery2

Forgery

Bear. 1 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_1m_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_1m_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 2 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_2m_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_2m_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 3 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_3m_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_3m_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 5 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_5m_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_5m_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 10 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_10m_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_10m_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 15 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_15m_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_15m_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 20 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_20m_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_20m_Forgery

Forgery

Bear. 25 Mark

Genuine vs. Forgery

Karelia_1922_Bear_25m_Genuine

Genuine

Karelia_1922_Bear_25m_Essay_Genuine

Genuine – Essay

Karelia_1922_Bear_25m_Forgery

Forgery

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Recommended resources

Literature

For further research

  • HFF: Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries
  • 1-15. “Golfing Bear Standing on a Bicycle Chain“, 1922 revolutionary issue. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.146. Varro E. Tyler, “Forgeries of Karelia”, American Philatelist, Vol. 98 (August 1984): 794. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. II, p.41.  The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.213.

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