Forged stamps of Mohéli

1896. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce Issues

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Hirschburger forged all stamps in the series from all French Colonies, including all the overprints/surcharges.

They are often mistakenly attributed to Fournier. Later they were sold by Panelli

They number approximately 1400 different stamps.

Moheli_1892_1c_Genuine

Genuine

Moheli_1892_1c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Moheli_1892_30c_Modern_Forgery

Modern forgery

Moheli_1892_35c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Moheli_1892_5f_Genuine

Genuine

Moheli_5f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Bowl of fruit to the right is different

Moheli_1892_1f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Moheli-05-4c_Genuine

Genuine

Moheli-05-4c_Fournier_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Fournier Forged Postmark

Moheli_Fournier_Cancel

Thanks to Antonius-Ra for image of genuine Navigation & Commerce 05 on 4c

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  • 1-16. The “Group type issue”, 1906-07. Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.239.

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