Forged stamps of Lithuania

Lietuva

1932. Airmail. 10 Cent

Genuine vs. Forgery

Lithuania_1932_Airmail_10c_Genuine

Genuine

Lithuania_1932_Airmail_10c_Siimson-Kull_Forgery

Siimson & Kull forgery

1932. Airmail. 20 Cent

Genuine vs. Forgery

Lithuania_1932_Airmail_20c_Genuine

Genuine

Lithuania_1932_Airmail_20c_Siimson-Kull_Forgery

Siimson & Kull forgery

1935. Airmail. 40 Cent

Genuine vs. Forgery

Lithuania_1935_Airmail_40cent_Surcharged_Genuine

Genuine

Lithuania_1935_Airmail_40cent_Surcharged_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

1940. Surcharged LTSR 1940 VII 21

Genuine vs. Forgery

Lithuania_5ct_LTSR-1940-VII-21_Genuine

Genuine

Lithuania_5ct_LTSR-1940-VII-21_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

1990. Angel & Map

Forgeries

Lietuva_1990_Jankauskas457_5blue_Proof_Forgery

Forged color proof

Lietuva_1990_Jankauskas457_5green_Proof_Forgery

Forged color proof

Lietuva_1990_Jankauskas457_5black_Proof_Forgery

Forged color proof

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  • 9-19. First and Second Kaunas Typeset issues, 1919. Fraudulent postmarks on Marijanpole unauthorized reprints: Walter E. Norton, “The Kaunas Type-set Issue”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 39 (September 1976): 19-33.
  • 120-160. Centai Provisional stamps, 1922. Forged surcharges. E.A.G. Caroe, “The Baltic Border States”, the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain, Vol. 50 (May 1940): 88-90.
  • C18-C20. Airplane over Castle Airmail issue of 1922. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.174,75 (Sanabria Airmail Catalog 18-20).
  • C34. 60cm Airplane and Carrier Pigeons Airmail stamp, 1924. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, p.176 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 34). Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.35. Alfred Diamond, “Lithuanian Air Mail Counterfeit”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 5 (January 1943): 138. Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vols. 3, p.169 and 32, p.117.
  • C55-C62. Independence Anniversary Airmail issue of 1932. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.177-79 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 74-81). Forgeries of Scott C57-C59: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, pp.160,61.
  • C63-C70. 550th Anniversary of the death of Grand Duke Kestutis, 1933. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.180-82 (Sanabria Airmail Catalog 87-94).
  • O39-O51. Official Stamps (overprinted “S.P.“ sans serif), 1881. The 1884 Reprinted overprint: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.82,83.

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