Forged Stamps of Marianen

Mariana Islands

1899. Stamps of Phillipines overprinted ‘MARIANAS ESPANOLAS’

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Mariana_Islands_1899_Phillipines_overprinted_5c_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

1900. German Stamps Surcharged ‘Marianen’

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Marianen_Michel1I_Genuine

Genuine Michel #1 I

Marianen_Michel1II_Genuine

Genuine Michel #1 II

Marianen_Michel1_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

Marianen_1900_German_Reich_25pf_Genuine

Genuine

Marianen_1900_German_Reich_25pf_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Marianen_Fournier_Forged_Overprint

Fournier forged overprint

1901. Kaiseryacht SMY Hohenzollern. 3 Pfennig

Genuine vs. Forgery

Marianen_1901_Kaiseryacht_3pf_Genuine

Genuine

Marianen_1901_Kaiseryacht_3pf_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1901. Kaiseryacht SMY Hohenzollern. 30 Pfennig

Genuine vs. Forgery

Marianen_1901_Kaiseryacht_30pf_Genuine

Genuine

Marianen_1901_Kaiseryacht_30pf_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1901. Kaiseryacht SMY Hohenzollern. 40 Pfennig

Genuine vs. Forgery

Marianen_1901_Kaiseryacht_40pf_Genuine

Genuine

Marianen_1901_Kaiseryacht_40pf_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Fournier Forged Postmarks

SAIPAN  18/11 99 MARIANEN

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  • 11-16. First German issue, 1900. Five forged overprints and Fournier forgery of the overprint anc cancellation on the 25pf: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies“, (Michel Mariana Islands 1-6, Michel Mariana Islands 5I). For Fournier forgery of the basic stamp, see Germany, Design Types A9 and A10.
  • 17-25,30. Small Yacht common design issue of 1901. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies“, (Michel Mariana Islands 7-15). The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.105 (German Colonies, second column). For Fournier forgery of basic stamp, see Germany, Design Types A9 and A10.
  • 26,28,29. Large Yacht common design, 1901. Two fraudulent postmarks: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies“, (Michel Mariana Islands 16,18,19).
  • Genuine cancellations: Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, pp.807-10.
  • Fraudulent cancellations: Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, pp.822,23. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 10, “German Colonies“, (“Mariana Islands Fraudulent Cancellations”).
  • Fournier false postmark. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.233 (Yvert 1-6).
  • Pictures of overprints and postmarks: German Philatelic Society Expertizing Service, “Caveat Emptor”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 39 (December 1988): 413-16.
  • Rudolph Thomas fraudulent postmarks: Paul Larsen, “‘Greasy Dick’ Fake Colonies and Offices, Vorläufer, No. 15 (April 1975: 3-10. Chas. S. Thompson, “German Colonial Postmark Fakes …”, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 35 (December 12, 1942): 329-31; Anon. Note, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 38 (January 17, 1942): 102,3.
  • Forged postmarks: GPS Expertizing Service, “Caveat Emptor”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 36 (October 1985): 426,27.
  • Dieter Bahrs forged postmarks: GPS Expertizing Committee, “Caveat Emptor – Still Another Forger Exposed”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 26 (March 1975): 90-92.
  • Pictures of forged postmarks, including those of forerunners: Anon., “Forgeries – Warning of Early Colonial Postmarks from Johannesburg” (translated by O. Winter, from Berichte Kolonialbriefmarken sammler), The German Postal Specialist, Vol.17 (April 1966): 172-76.
  • Forged overprints and cancellations by Dieter K. of Sittensen: Dr. Werner M. Bohne, “Caveat Emptor … 25 Million Marks in Forgeries? : A Special Report”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 33 (June 1982): 246-48.
  • False postmarks of various colonies made in Berlin (pictures reduced in size): Anon., “Another Forgery Establishment Put Out of Business”, Vorläufer, No. 14 (February 1975): 3,4.
  • Fournier fraudulent cancellations: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 7, p.156 and Vol.9, p.26.
  • Atoll cancellations. Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad, pp.861-64.
  • Arrival postmarks. Required on letters until March 31, 1909 (except for a few months beginning “after 1873). Required on registered and special delivery mail until termination of postal service, except for the period April 1, 1909 to December 21, 1909. Albert Friedmann, The Stamps and Cancels of the German Colonies and the German Post Offices Abroad.

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