Forged stamps of Lebanon

Republique Libanaise

1928. Airmail. 25 Piastre Surcharged

Genuine vs. Forgery

Lebanon_1928_Airmail_15p_on_25p_Type_II_Genuine

Genuine – type II

Lebanon_1928_Airmail_15p_on_25p_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

Royal Philatelic Society Certificate no. 157128

1945. Djoubeil. 15 Piastre

Genuine vs. Forgery

Lebanon_1947_15piastre_Genuine

Genuine

Lebanon_1947_15piastre_Forgery

Forgery

1948. Airmail. 25 Piastre

Genuine vs. Forgery

Lebanon_C139_Genuine

Genuine

Lebanon_C139_Forgery

Forgery

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  • 10-14, 33-38. Provisional issues (surcharged Merson stamps) of 1924 and 1924-25. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.214, 100 (Merson type).
  • 50-312. Lithographed stamps 1925-57. Typographed (letterpress) forgeries: Varro Tyler, “The cautious collector’s alphabet”, Scott Stamp Monthly, Vol. 14 (April 1996): 8,10,11; Varro E. Tyler, “Useful References to the Detection of Forged Stamps”, p.378, first column (bound with The Serrane Guide).
  • 72a. 10c value of first issue of Republic, with black overprint, 1927. Forged overprint: Elie I. Mousad, “Lebanese Philatelic Archives“.
  • 197-201. Cedar of Lebanon regular issue, 1946-47. Forgeries and fraudulent postmark. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.156.
  • C135-40. Lebanese Village Airmail issue of 1948. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.157.
  • C165-174. Kholdé International Airport Airmail issue of 1952. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.158.
  • C175-82. Lockheed Constellation Airmail issue of 1953. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.159.

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