Forged Stamps of Leeward Islands

1897. Surcharged ‘SEXAGENARY 1897’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Leeward_Islands_Sexagenary_1d_double_overprint_Genuine

Genuine double overprint variety 

Holcombe opinion (1986)

Genuine

  • – Scroll at the top: More open
  • – ‘N’: a bit slanting
  • – Large ‘R’ in center: Left foot smaller
  • – Ink: Dull
Leeward_Islands_Sexagenary_characteristics_Forgeries

Forgery

  • – Scroll at the top: More closed
  • – ‘N’: a bit less slanting
  • – Large ‘R’ in center: Left foot too big (its right hand side slants more to the right)
  • – Ink: More shiny
Leeward_Islands_Sexagenary_Inverted_Forgery

Forged inverted overprint

Leeward_Islands_Sexagenary_1d_Forgery

Forged overprint

Leeward_Islands_Sexagenary_2.5d_Forgery

Forged overprint

Leeward_Islands_Sexagenary_7d_Forgery

Forged overprint

1946. Victory

Forgeries

Leeward_Islands_1946_1.5d_SPECIMIN_perfin_Forgery

Forged ‘SPECIMEN’ perfin

Leeward_Islands_1946_3d_SPECIMIN_perfin_Forgery

Forged ‘SPECIMEN’ perfin

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Literature

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  • 3. 2 1⁄2d, Queen’s head, 1890. Kamigata forgery: Varro E. Tyler, “Japanese Forgeries Of Non-Japanese Stamps”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, , No.5 (May 2002): 23-26.
  • 9-16. Sexegenary Overprints, 1897. Forged overprints. Two Fournier forged overprints on remainders and 15 other fakes: J.A.C. Farmer, Leeward Islands Philately 1897 Sexagenary Overprint And Its Forgeries, (the author, Aldershot, Hunts, England, 1988). Forged overprint and Specimen cancellation (hand stamped “Ultramar”): The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, p.204. Forged overprint: Jerold M. Holmes, “Clues To The Sexagenary Overprint Forgeries”, Stamp Collecting, Vol. 88 (May 17, 1957): 318. Fournier and another forged overprint: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.214.
  • Genuine and forged postmarks and revenue cancellations of high value KGVI large Key Type stamps: Eric Yendall, The King George VI Large Key Type Revenue and Postage High Value Stamps, 1937-53 (The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2008), pp.158-60.

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