Forged stamps of Mexico

1856-1867

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

 
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Mexico_1856_Dos_Reales_Genuine
Mexico_1861_Dos_Reales_Genuine
Mexico_1867_Cuatro_Reales_Genuine
Mexico_1861_Cuatro_Reales_Forgery

1864

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

 
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Mexico_1864_Dos_Reales_Fournier_Forgery
Mexico_1864_Cuatro_Reales_Fournier_Forgery
Mexico_1864_Un_Peso_Fournier_Forgery

1864-1865

Coat of Arms

 
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Mexico_1864_4_Reales_Genuine2
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Mexico_1865_Tres_Centavos_Genuine

1866

Emperor Maximilion

 
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Mexico_1866_13c_Genuine
Mexico_1866_25c_Forgery
Mexico_1868_50c_Fournier_Forgery

1868-1872

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

 
Mexico_1868_Hidalgo_6c_Genuine
Mexico_1872_Hidalgo_Postal_Forgery
Mexico_1872_50c_Forgery
Mexico_1868_Hidalgo_100c_Genuine
 
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Mexico_1872_Hidalgo_10c_Forgery
Mexico_1872_12c_Forgery
Mexico_1872_Veinticinco_Fournier_Forgery
Mexico_1872_Cincuenta_Fournier_Forgery

1875

Porte de Mar

 
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_2c_Fournier_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_5c_Fournier_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_10c_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_12c_Fournier_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_20c_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_25c_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_35c_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_30c_Fournier_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_50c_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_60c_Forgery
Mexico_1875_Porte_De_Mar_75c_Forgery
Mexico_1879_Porte_De_Mar_10c_Forgery

1897

Postal Transportation

 
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Mexico_1897_Train_10c_Sperati_Forgery

1910

Aguascalientes

 
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1939

Airmail

 
Mexico_1939_New_York_20c_Forgery
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Locals

Campeche, Chiapas, Guadalajara & Morelos

 
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Mexico_1867_Locals_Guadalajara_1r_Forgery2
Mexico_1867_Locals_Guadalajara_2r_Genuine
Mexico_1876_Locals_Campeche_25_Forgery
Mexico_1876_Locals_Campeche_50c_Forgery
Mexico_Locals_Morelos_20c_Bogus

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  • 1-12. The first Hidalgo design, 1856 and 1861. Sixteen forgeries: Joe D. Stuart, “The Counterfeits of Mexico’s 1856, 1861, and 1869 Issues”, Mexicana, Vol. 50 (January 2001): 20-43. Dale Pulver, Introduction to the Stamps of Mexico: 15-18; Dale Pulver,“Detecting the early forgeries of Mexico”, Linn’s Stamp News (March 11, 1991): 14. Fraudulent postmarks: James H. Beal, “Mexico – Notes on Counterfiets”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 21 (1955): 99-107. Forgeries and faked district overprints: Paul de Smeth and Marquis de Fayolle, “The Counterfeits of Mexico (1856 and 1861)”, translated from the French by Charles W. Brock and James H. Beal, Mexicana, Vol. 3 (October 1954): 40-43, continued at Vol.4 (January 1955): 44-47, and at (April 1955): 48-53, and at (July 1955): 54-62. Characteristics of the genuine stamps, unofficial reprints, and forgeries: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953): 14-16. J.H. Barron, “The counterfeits of the 1856 and 1861 Issues of Mexico”, The London Philatelist, Vol.32 (September 1923): 214-219, continued at (October 19230; 239-41. Reprints, Fournier and other forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.235-37 (Yvert 1-12). Characteristics of the genuine stamps, reprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.164,65. Sperati forgery of the blue ½r, 1856 or the ½r black, 1861 (Scott 1 or 6): British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.193 and Plate 129. Genuine manuscript cancellations: Dr. James Mazepa, “Manuscript Cancellations And Postmarks On The 1856 and 1861 Issue”, Mexicana, Vol. (January 1998): 11-17; also Annex C, “How to Detect A (sic)1868 Postal Forgery (Type of Mexico)”, Annex F, “How to recognize a Genuine ‘Anatado’ Overprint”. Unauthorized reprints and cancellation: Jose L. Cossio, “The Falsification Of Some Old Postage Stamps Of Mexico” (tran’l by Byron A. Axtell and Patrick D. Conroy), Mexicana, Vol. 9 (January 1960): 172-76, continued at (April 1960): 182-84, at (July 1960): 186-89, and at Vol. 21 (January 1972): 632-41. See series below for more citations.
  • Diligencias (stage coach) cancellations, 1856-1876. de Thuin forgeries: Armando Rubio, “Diligencias Generales de México Revisited“ (translated by J. Benavides), Mexicana, Vol. 56 (July 2007): 116-133.
  • 1-5. The first issue, 1856. Fraudulant reprints of 4r and 8r: Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.5. Seven forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.26-29. Unofficial reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.85. Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Louis Senf, “Remainders of Mexican Stamps and Their Fate“ (an article that first appeared in 1912 in The International Stamp Journal, translated by Karl H. Schimmer), Mexicana, Vol. 55 (October 2006): 214-16.
  • 2-5, 8-12 (Bisects), 1856, 61. Karl H. Schimmer and John Bash, “The Bisects Or Splits Of Early Mexican Stamps 1856-61”, Mexicana, Vol. 20 (July 1971): 615-20, continued at (October 1971): 621-28, and at Vol. 21 (January 1972): 632-41.
  • 6-12. The Hidalgo design, 1861. Fraudulant reprints and forged district names: Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.11. Private reprints and forged district numbers: John M. Heath, “Mexico – The 1868-72 Fraudulent ‘Type Of Mexico’ Overprints”, The Mainsheet, Vol. 13 (November 1988): 72-76. Forgery of the “Apan” district overprint and false cancellation on the 8r: Philip Mendoza, “Mexico: The Provisionals 1867-1868”, The London Philatelist, Vol.55 (May 1946): 52-57. Three forgeries of the black stamps and two of the colored 4r and 8r, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.29,30. Reprints of the ½r, 4r, and 8r stamps: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.87,88; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog; Louis Senf, “Remainders of Mexican Stamps and Their Fate“ (an article that first appeared in 1912 in The International Stamp Journal, translated by Karl H. Schimmer), Mexicana, Vol. 55 (October 2006): 214-16.
  • Genuine and forged district name overprinted on 14-14950, 1864-1884. Characteristics of genuine district overprints and of the stamp varieties used: Gunner Benson and John Heath, “The Stamps of 1868 With The Forged ‘Type of Mexico’ Overprints”, Mexicana, Vol. 36 (January 1987): 17-25, continued at (April 1987): 113-17. Pictures of the district overprints: Mexico Elmhurst Philatelic Society International “1856 Collection” and “1861 Collection”. Forgeries and faked district overprints: Paul de Smeth and Marquis de Fayolle, “The Counterfeits of Mexico (1856 and 1861)”, translated from the French by Charles W. Brock and James H. Beal, Mexicana, Vol. 3 (October 1954): 40-43, continued at Vol.4 (January 1955): 44-47, and at (April 1955): 48-53, and at (July 1955): 54-62. Postal District names forged by de Thuin: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp. 150-56. Fournier forged “Saltillo”: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.237 (Yvert 1-12, at end). See listings below for more citations.
  • 14-17. “Juarez” issue of 1864. Forgery and forged postmark on unissued stamps: Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.15. Forgeries of basic stamp and unissued surcharge, and Fournier fraudulent postmarks: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.237 (Yvert 13-17). Three forgeries and a facsimile: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.30-32. Genuine postmarks and characteristics of genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953): 14-16. Saltillo and Moterrey district overprints on white paper are forgeries: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 14a-17a (without district name). “Juarez” issue. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.169.
  • 18-25. Eagle issue of 1864-66. Forgery/reprint of the 8r: Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.32. Reprints: Byron Stevens, “The ‘Eagle’ and ‘Maxmillian’ Issues 1864-1867: European Intervention 1861”, Mexicana, Vol. 14 (January 1965): 323-26, at p.325. Eight forgeries: R. Randall Grace: “ The Eagle Counterfeits”, Mexicana, Vol. 55 (October 2006): 201-06. Forgeries and characteristics of genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953): 14-16. Unauthorized reprints: Frederick G. Ingham, “Questions Concerning The ‘Rosette’ Type And The ‘Official Reprints Of The Ragle Issue”, Mexicana, Vol. 23 (January 1974): 706,7 (The author is critical of Schloss’ characterization of these reprints as “Official”). Forgery of the 3c from a retouched die: T.W. Hall, “Mexico”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 55 (April 1936): 75-84. Reprint of the 3c Eagle: Jose L. Cossio, “The Falsification Of Some Old Postage Stamps Of Mexico”, (tran’l by Byron A. Axtell and Patrick D. Conroy), Mexicana, Vol. 9 (January 1960): 172-76, continued at (April 1960): 182-84, at (July 1960): 186-89, and at Vol. 21 (January 1972): 632-41, at pp.632-41. Reprint: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. II, p.46. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.237 (Yvert 18-23). Five forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.32-34. Characteristics of the genuine stamps, unauthorized reprint of the 3c: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.165,66. Reprints of the 3c and remainders: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue. Senf brothers facsimile of the 3c: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968) : 195. Reprint of the 3c: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.88.
  • 26-34. Maxmillian head issues of 1866. Spiro Brothers, Fournier and other forgeries of the lithographed stamps and Fournier fraudulent postmarks: Joe D. Stuart, “Lithographed Counterfeits of Mexico’s Maxmillian Stamps”, Mexicana, Vol. 45 (July 1996): 143-49. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.237 (Yvert 24-31). Three forgeries of the lithographed set and two of the engraved set, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.35-38. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953): 14-16; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.166. de Thuin forged Yguala district name and control number on engraved 50c stamp: Dale Pulver, “de Thuin produced many Mexico forgeries”, Linn’s Stamp News (April 22, 2002): 20.
  • 35-45. The 1867 Gothic “Mexico” Overprinted issue. Characteristics of genuine overprints, both types: Bill Shelton, “The Provisional Gothic Overprint of 1867”, Mexicana, Vol. 38, No. 1 (January 1989): 12,13. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953): 14-16. Forged overprint, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.38,39. Reprints of the basic stamp and the overprint: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.88,89. Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
    Unauthorized reprints, surcharges and cancellation: Jose L. Cossio, “The Falsification Of Some Old Postage Stamps Of Mexico” (tran’l by Byron A. Axtell and Patrick D. Conroy), Mexicana, Vol. 9 (January 1960): 172-76, continued at (April 1960): 182-84, and at (July 1960): 186-89, and at Vol. 21 (January 1972): 632-41.
  • 46-80 (Design Type A6). Lithographed issues, 1868-72. John M. Heath, “The 1868 Issue of Mexico And The Great Postal Fraud: ‘Tipos’, ’Anotados’, ’Habilitados’, and their relationship”, Annex A “‘Type of Mexico’ overprints”, Mexicana, Vol. 46 (October 1997): 475-93; also ‘Anotado’ forged overprint: Annex D, pp.493-95, continued at Vol. 47 (January 1998): 27-41. Forgery of the “Anotado“ overprint: Dale Pulver, Introduction to the Stamps of Mexico, pp.12-15. Spiro Brothers forgery: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.170. Forgery of base stamp, 46-51, and “Anotado” overprint,71-75: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.238 (Yvert 43-48). Forgery of the thin numeral set, 1868, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.39,40. Characteristics of the genuine thin numeral stamps and reprints: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953): 14-16. Private
    reprints/ forgeries of the issues of 1868: Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, pp.54,59 and pp.68,69; John K. Bash, “Mex-Mix: The Reprints Of The 1868 Issue: Mexicana, Vol. 33 (July 1984): 106,27; Scott Classic Catalog, note following No.80. Forged district overprints: Roberto Liera de G., “Postal Forgeries Of The 1868 Issue”, Mexicana, Vol. 26 (July 1977): 808-14. Characteristics of the genuine
    stamps, reprints of 12c, 50c and 100c: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp. 166,67. Genuine cancellations of the “Anatados“ are known only for Mexico City and Diligencias de Puebla: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • Bogus postmarks. Dale Pulver,“More bogus postmarks of 19th-century Mexico”, Linn’s Stamp News (June 27, 1994): 22.
  • Bogus postmarks made by de Thuin. James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.158-269, 273-81, 284.
  • 81-104. Hidalgo issues of 1872, moiré on white back. The St. Louis forgeries: J.H. Barron, “Mexico: The Story Of The Issue Of 1872”, Mexicana, Vol. 3 (July 1954): 35,36; another view to that of Barron: Franco Vannotti, “Notes On The 1872 Issue”, Mexicana, Vol. 17 (April 1968): 466-72; adds to Barron’s article: Walton Eugene Tinsley, “The 1872 Seis Centavos Reproductions”, Mexicana, Vol. 41 (April 1992): 41-43; Nicholas Follansbee, A
    Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.75. Reprints, Fournier and other forgeries, Fournier fraudulent postmarks: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.238 (Yvert 49-53). Forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.40,41. Characteristics of genuine stamps and reprints: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953): 14-16; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.167. The unwatermarked issue: Paper XXIV, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog
    Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.65,66. Forgeries of 93-98; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.89; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalogue of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, p.45. Forgeries of the unwatermarked and imperforate series: Varro Tyler,
    “The cautious collector’s alphabet”, Scott Stamp Monthly, Vol. 14 (April 1996): 8,10,11; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Note after 98.
    105-303. Issues from 1874-99. Reperforated stamps on one or more edges to eliminate straight-edges: Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.86. See series below for more citations.
  • 105-111, 123-30. Hidalgo profile issue of 1874-80 and Juárez issue of 1879. Fraudulent postmarks: Dale Pulver, “More bogus cancels of 19th-century Mexico”, Linn’s Stamp News (June 27, 1994): 22.
  • 111,16,22. 100c. Values of the Regular Issues of 1874-81. Forgery, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.41.
  • 123-30. Juárez issue, 1879. See “105-111, 123-30” above.
  • 150-241. Issues of 1884-94. Ecatzingo postmark privately applied to remainders: Duncan Ferguson, “The Ecatzingo & The Remainders Of The 1884-92 Issue”, Mexicana, Vol. 25 (October 1976): 776,77 and at (April 1976): News Page 12. See listings below for ore citations.
  • 150-62. Hildago head issue of 1884. Fakes of the imperforate pair varieties: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 150b. 1c Blue error, 1864. Fakes made from the green stamps: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following No.164.
  • 163,64. 5p and 10p values of the Hidalgo Medallion issue, 1884. Reperforated on one or more sides: Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.106.
  • 168. 4c value of the Hidalgo Medallion issue, new colors, 1885. Fake made from envelope stamp: Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.107.
  • —. Unauthorized Colima “Provisional”. Forgery of unauthorized surcharge on 2c Numeral stamp. Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.111; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following No.183.
  • 212-229 and 232-241. Watermarked Numeral issues, 1890-95. Distinguishing points between stamps of this issue that escaped the watermark (outside row of sheet) and the unwatermarked issues, 174-211. Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.108. Reprint of the 12c Numeral, 1895: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 230,231. Watermarked Hidalgo Medallion stamps, 1892. Fakes made from 163,64 and reperforated straight-edge stamps: Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalogue Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.114. Unwatermarked fakes made from 163,64, respectively: Anon. Note, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 16 (July 4, 1931): 456.
  • 232-241. Watermarked Numeral, perf.5½,6, 1894. See “212-229 and 232-241” above.
  • 242-256. Mail Transportation issue—“CORREOEUM” watermark. Reperforated straight-edge stamps, and fake of unlisted 249, orange brown, made from the olive brown stamp. Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.116. Sperati photo-lithographed forgeries of the 5p and 10p: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.193 and Plate 129.
  • 279-91. Unwatermarked Mail Transportation issue, 1898. Distinguishing points between Scott 242-256 (stamps that escaped the “CORREOEUM” watermark) and stamps of this issue.Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalogue Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.121.
  • 321-46. White and Green Seal issues, 1913-14. Forgeries of design and watermarks: Henry Irwin, The White And Green Seals Of Sonora, Mexico – (Elmhurst Philatelic Society International, Inc., Elmhurst, Illinois, 1971), Supplement with Mexicana, Vol. 21 (October 1972): following p.662. Forged embossings, genuine cancellation: reprint of George Ward, Mexico: The White and Green Seal Issue of Sonora, and Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic
    Handbook, Vol. 20, pp.125,32 (embossing) and pp.127-29 (cancellations). See individual stamps below for more citations.
  • 321. 5c White issue, perforated stamp with embossed overprint, 1913. Forgery and fraudulent cancellation. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, pp.6,7.
  • 322,26,28. 1c,5c,10c values of White Issues with colorless roulettes and embossed overprint, 1913. Faked embossing on remainders., fraudulent cancellation Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.9.
  • 322a,24a,25a,27a. Green Seal issues, colorless roulettes with embossed control, 1913. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.17.
  • 329. White issue, black roulettes, 1913. Fake made from unfinished Scott 344 remainder, without green seal. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.10.
  • 347-53. “Ejercito” issue,1913. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.42 for information on postal use. Revenue use distinguished: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 354-61. “Transitorio” issue, 1914. Faked bisects. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.47.
  • 362-68. “Victoria de Torreon” overprinted issue, 1914. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.50. Joe D. Stuart, “Mexico’s Victory at Torrean Issue”, Mexicana, Vol. 46 (January 1997): 279-91, continued at (April 1997): 338-47, at pp.345,46. John T. Havemeyer, “Victory At Torreon”, Mexicana, Vol. 12 (October 1963): 280,81. de Thuin forged overprint: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.283. Forged Torreon horseshoe overprint: Dr. Tracy R. Love, “Mexico: A Detailed Study of Certain Overprints Used During The Mexican Revolution of 1913 To 1916”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 19 (February 1957): 239-46.
  • 370-85. The large “GCM” handstamped overprinted issue, 1914. Large GCM hand-stamped Civil War overprint: Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.54. Characteristics of the genuine overprint: Dr. Tracy R. Love, “Mexico: A Detailed Study of Certain Overprints Used During The Mexican Revolution of 1913 To 1916”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 19 (February 1957): 239-46. Forged overprint: H.C. Hopkins, “Some
    Notes On Fakes And Forgeries Of Mexico, 1913 to 1920”, Mexicana, Vol. 5 (April 1956): 76-82, at pp.76,77. Distinguishes the Hermisillo overprint from the Vera Cruz overprint: Philip D. Larson, “The Large Vera Cruz Hand stamped GCM Overprint”, Mexicana, Vol. 9 (July 1960): 190-92. Characteristics of the genuine overprint: Nicholas Follansbee, “The 1914 Large GCM Handstamped Overprint”, Mexicana, Vol. 36 (April 1987): 80-85. Dale Pulver, “Revolutionary-era overprints of 1913-16 provide many challenges”, Linn’s Stamp News (January 30, 2006): 48.
  • 393A-93F. “Denver” Revenue issue, 1914. Fraudulent or favor postmarks: Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.62; Nicholas Follansbee, “Some Additional Notes on the Denver Revenues”, Mexicana, Vol. 32 (April 1983): 75-78.
  • —– Forged “ES” overprint on Scott 294-320, 347-61, 369, 386-93, and J1-J5. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, pp.31-34. Dr. Tracy. R. Love, “Mexico: A Detailed Study of Certain Overprints Used During The Mexican Revolution of 1913 To 1916”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 19 (February 1957): 239-46.
  • 401-4. “Coach Seal” issue for Baja California, 1915. Fraudulent postmark. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.35.
  • 417. 5c type I, Oaxaca Provisional, 1915. Fake made from Scott 418: Hubert Wahlberg, “Counterfeit Oxaca 5 Centavos Type I or Type II?”, Mexicana, Vol. 21 (January 1972): 643,44.
  • 417a. Tête Bêche pair. Nicholas Follansbee, “A Common Oaxaca Stamp”, Mexicana, Vol. 42 (January 1993): 183.
  • 420-38. Sinaloa overprinted issues, 1914. Measurements of the genuine Sinaloa overprint and its forgeries: Joseph H. Toulouse, Jr. and Dr. Tracy R. Love, “The Sinaloa Overprint – 1914-1915”, Mexicana, Vol. 10 (July 1961): 213-15. See “420-22” below for more citations.
  • 420-22. The “Dollar-Sign” overprinted issue, 1914. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.70. Debunks traditional test for forgeries: Nicholas Follansbee, “The Dollar Sign Overprint Issue of 1914”, Mexicana, Vol. 29 (October 1980): 102-6. de Thuin forged overprint: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.283.
  • 439-70. The “Villa” Monogram Civil War overprinted issue, 1915. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.137. Dr. Tracy R. Love, “Mexico: A Detailed Study of Certain Overprints Used During The Mexican Revolution of 1913 To 1916”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 19 (February 1957): 239-46. H.C. Hopkins, “Some Notes On Fakes And Forgeries Of Mexico, 1913 to 1920”, Mexicana, Vol. 5 (April 1956): 76-82, at
    pp.79,80. Philip D. Larson, “The Tale Of Two Monograms”, Mexicana, Vol. 15 (July 1966): 379-85. de Thuin fakes: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.283.
  • 482-499. The “Carranza” Monogram Civil War overprinted issue, 1915. Nicholas Follansbee, The Stamps of the Mexican Revolution 1913-1916, p.144. Forgery and characteristics of the genuine overprint: Dr. Tracy R. Love, “Mexico: A Detailed Study of Certain Overprints Used During The Mexican Revolution of 1913 To 1916”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 19 (February 1957): 239-46. de Thuin fakes: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De
    Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.283.
  • 500-5, 608-28. Regular issue, 1915 and Famous Men,1917-20. Reperforation fakes. H.C. Hopkins, “Notes On The Forged Perforations of the 1917 Issue and The Perforations On The 1915 Issue”, Mexicana, Vol. 5 (April 1956): 76-81, at pp.80,81, continued at Vol. 12 (January 1963): 261 (posthumously). See “608-28” below for more citations.
  • 515-58. The “Corbata” overprint, 1916. de Thuin forged overprint: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.284.
  • 574,75. Carranza issue, 1916. Essays: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 577-602. The “Barril” overprinted issue, 1916. de Thuin forged overprint: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.283.
  • 603-7. The G.P. de M. $2.50 surcharge on Postage Dues, 1916. de Thuin forged surcharge: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.283.
  • 608-28. Famous Men issue, 1917-20. Fakes made from rouletted stamps: H.C. Hopkins, “Notes On The Forged Perforations On The 1917 Issue and The Perforations On The 1915 Issue”, Mexicana, Vol. 5 (April 1956): 76-81, continued at Vol. 12 (January 1963): 261 (posthumously), at p.261. Specimen of the 1c, 2c, 3 c, 5c, and 10c stamps: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Also see “500-5, 608-28.”, above.
  • 1010, Jalisco stamp of the Tourist issue, 1970. Anon. Note: Mexicana, Vol. 20 (January 1971): 1
  • 1034. Radio stamp, 1971. Anon. Note, Mexicana, Vol. 26 (July 1977): News Page 10. Imperforate forgery: Anon. Note, Mexicana, Vol. 27 (January 1978): News Page 5.
  • Forged cancellations of classic stamps: Alicia Gutiérrez, “Forged Cancellations And Reperforations” (tran’l of “Mexico: Forged Cancellations and Reperforated Stamps” by Celestino Ruíz-Pérez, AMEXFIL (November-December 1989): 584), Mexicana, Vol. 39 (July 1990): 165.
  • Fournier fraudulent cancellations: Karl H. Schimmer, “Fournier Forgeries Of Mexico”, Mexicana, Vol. 24 (October 1975): 750-53; Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 18, p.208.
  • Bogus postmarks made by de Thuin. Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.158-269,273-81,284.
  • Bogus postmarks. Dale Pulver,“More bogus postmarks of 19th-century Mexico”, Linn’s Stamp News (June 27, 1994): 22.
  • B1,B2. Surcharged semi-postal stamps, 1918. de Thuin forged surcharge: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.286.
  • C74. Amelia Earhart Mexican Flight, 1935. Forgery of the overprint: Frederick G. Ingham, “A Study Of The Fake Amelia Earhart Stamp”, Mexicana, Vol. 23 (January 1974): 705. Bogus overprint: Fred G. Ingham, “The ‘Black Cat’ Overprint On Scott’s “C-68”, Mexicana, Vol. 16 (February 1967): 443, continued at Vol. 17 (April 1968): 463.
  • C118 (Double overprint). 40c value of Merida 400th Anniversary, 1942. The picture at Mexicana, Vol. 40 (July 1991): 123 is a forgery: Alicia S. Gutiérrez, letter to the Editor, Mexicana, Vol. 41 (January 1992): 5.
  • JX9-JX25. Porte De Mar stamps, Issue II, 1875. Moens, Mercier, Spiro Brothers(?), and other forgeries, privately applied cancellations from genuine cancellers, Mercier and Fournier fraudulent cancellations, Spiro postmark and other fraudulent postmarks: Karl H. Schimmer, Porte De Mar, (Mexico Elmhurst Philatelic Society, Tucson, Arizona, 1987); Alicia S. Gutiérrez, letter to the Editor, Mexicana, Vol. 39 (January 1990): 4,5 (corrections to the Schimmer monogram). Reprints: Jose L. Cossio, “The Falsification Of Some Old Postage Stamps Of Mexico” (tran’l by Byron A. Axtell and Patrick D. Conroy), Mexicana, Vol. 9 (January 1960): 172-76, continued at (April 1960): 182-84, and at (July 1960): 186-89. Fournier and other forgeries. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.239 (Yvert, Porte de Mar 9-19). Two forgeries of the smaller numerals (JX9-JX19) and a forgery of the larger numerals (JX20-JX25), genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.42-44. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all
    Countries, pp.167,68. See series blow for more citations.
  • JX9-JX19. Smaller Numerals. Three sets of forgeries: Laurence W. Pawley, “Notes on the Porte de Mar Issues of 1875-1879”, Mexicana, Vol. 2, No.1 (January 1953): 10,11 and facing page.
  • JX20-JX25. Larger Numerals. Lawrence W. Pawley, “Further Notes On The Porte De Mar Issue of 1875-1879”, Mexicana, Vol. 6 (January 1957): 101 (The illustrations are on p.9 of Vol.2, January, 1953, Pawley’s article cited above, under JX9-JX19).
  • JX26-JX31. 1879 unissued Porte De Mar. Fournier forgeries: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.171. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.239 (Yvert 26-31). Characteristics of the genuine stamps: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.168. O2a. Hidalgo Medallion Official, blue lined paper, 1884-93. Fake made from Scott O2. Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalogue Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.128.
  • O10-O64. Handstamped overprint, 1895-1903. Measurements of the genuine overprint and specimen stamps of O10-O22. Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalogue Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.129.
  • Provisional issues. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.238,39. Fakes by de Thuin: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.272-82.
  • Campeche:
  • 1-3. 1876. de Thuin forgeries: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.270-74. Unofficial reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • Chiapas:
  • 1-5., 1866. Fred G. Ingham, “The Chiapas Provisional Issue Of 1866-68 (A Compilation of available printed information)”, Mexicana, Vol. 23 (October 1974): 724-31. Edo. Schmeckpeper, “The Chiapas Postage Stamps of Mexico, 1866-68” (from Philatelic Journal of America, tran’l from the German by Hans Schillmeier), Mexicana, Vol. 23 (October 1974): 724-27. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.168. Measurements: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953) 14-16, at p.16.
  • Cuernavaca. 1867. de Thuin forgeries: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.274,75. Measurement of outer circle: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953): 14-16.
  • Guadalajara.
  • 1-51. Issues of 1867,1868. Nicholas Follansbee, A Catalog Of The Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910, Second Edition, p.46. Characteristics of genuine stamps and forgeries: Hermann Schloss, “Classic Stamps of Mexico: Characteristics of Genuineness”, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 82 (January 3, 1953): 14-16. Six forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.419-24. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.168. de Thuin forgeries: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.275-81 (Note: Scott numbering has changed
    since publication of this work; looks like de Thuin forged most of the 51 stamps issued for Guadalajara). Oswald Schröder Forgeries of Scott 13-16,30,31,38-51: Robson Lowe, The Oswald Schröder Forgeries, pp.8,9.

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