Forged stamps of Memel / Klaipéda

1923

Harbor Anniversary

 
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1923

Harbor Anniversary

Surcharged

 
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Forged Postmarks

BISMARCK, KLAIPEDA & MEMEL

 
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  • Memel / Klaipéda Philatelic Handbook
  • 1-12. Two-line overprint, 1920. Three forged overprints and back-dated cancellation on the 80pf: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 1-8, 14-17, Michel 17 with back-dated cancellation).
  • 13-17. Mark values, 1920. Two forged overprints: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 9-13).
  • 31. 4m on 2fr, 1920-21. Forged surcharge: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 31 I + 31 Ia).
  • 50. 5pf on 5c, 1922. Forged surcharge: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 52).
  • 56. 25pf on 5c, 1922. Forged surcharge: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 58).
  • 96. 50m on 50pf, 1922-23. Forged double overprint: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 123bDD).
  • Forged cancellation: Dr. Werner M. Bohne, The German Postal Specialist, “Forged Bechtolsheim Cancellation”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 40 (July 1989): 267-72.
  • C1-C7. Overprinted first Airmail issue, 1921. One forged overprint on the series and an additional fraudulent overprint on the 4m: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 40-46, Michel 46 + 46Ia). Forged overprint: Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.184-86 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 1-7). Forged surcharge: Kurt Kayssner, Check to the Forgers: an Indispensable Resource for the Collector, etc. , pp.39-40. Forged overprint on the 60pf: Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, pp.17,18; F. Aretz, “Forged Overprint On Memel No.301” (the Scott No. has been changed), American Philatelist, Vol. 48 (March 1935): 321; Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. II, p.46.
  • C8-C19. Solid letters overprint, 1922. Six forged overprints and a fraudulent inverted overprint: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 72-83, Michel 72-83 with inverted overprints). Forged 40pf and 80pf overprints: Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.185,86 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 11-20). Forged 9m overprint: Kurt Kayssner, Check to the Forgers: an Indispensable Resource for the Collector, etc. , pp.39,40.
  • Lithuanian Occupation.
  • N1-N6. Memel print overprint, one straight margin, 1923. Imperforate on one side fakes made by triming a wide margin copy: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 129-34).
  • N6, N11, N16. 400m, 500m, 100m Lithuanian Occupation stamps, 1923. Chemically altered color: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (1 Litas values, Michel 128, 134, 139).
  • N18-N27. “Vytis”, 1923. Forgeries on thicker paper offered as proofs along with a certificate of a former expertizer: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 141-50). Forged surcharge on N18: German Philatelic Society Expertizing Service, “Caveat Emptor”, The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 34 (September 1983): 383.
  • N31-N43. Union of Memel with Lithuania, 1923. Forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, pp.166-68. German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 151-54, 155-59, 160-63). Victor A. Algmin and Carl E. Kane, “Memel: Forgeries of the Harbor Issue”, American Philatelist, (March 1982): 234.
  • N70-N82. Institution of autonomous government issue, 1923. Rex Solnik and other forged surcharges: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 193-205 fraudulent surcharges). Victor A. Algmin and Carl E. Kane, “Memel: Forgeries of the Harbor Issue”, American Philatelist, Vol. 96 (March 1982): 234.
  • N83-N86. Double-line under “CENT.”, 1923. Forged surcharges: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.12 (Michel 234-37).
  • N91-N95. 15c surcharges, 1923. Six forged surcharges: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 206-13). Forged 15c surcharge of 10c stamp: The German Postal Specialist, Vol. 34 (September 1983): 383.
  • N96-N100. 25c surcharges, 1923. Forged surcharge: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 214-221).
  • N101-N105. 30c Surcharges, 1923. Seven forged surcharges and the Rugatti forgery of the surcharge on N135: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 222-229, and Michel 229 with so-called “Rugatti” forgery).
  • N106-N114. Surcharged issues, 1923. Rex-Solnik and two other fraudulent surcharges: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“ (Michel 234-237).
  • Fraudulent and back-dated postmarks: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol. 12, “Memel“. Located at the end of Memel.

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