Forged stamps of Mayotte

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 25 Centimes

Forgery

Mayotte_1892_25c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 30 Centimes

Forgery

Mayotte_1892_30c_Modern_Forgery

Modern forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 40 Centimes

Forgery

Mayotte_1892_40c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 1 Franc

Forgery

Mayotte_1892_1f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 5 Francs

Genuine

Mayotte_1892_5f_Genuine

Genuine

Fournier Forged Postmark

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  • 1-32. The “Group type issue”, 1892-1907. Perforations of (Fournier) forgeries are reversed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.235; A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (September-October 1943): 24. Also see French Congo 18-34.
  • McRobish & Co. Bogus stamp is pictured on p.136 of Phantom Philately (by Fred J. Melville). Forgery: Phantom Philately, p.136.

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