Forged stamps of Monaco

1885. Price Charles III. 2 Cents

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Monaco_1885_2c_Forgery

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Postmark: MONACO PRINCIPAUTE 5/4 AVR

1885. Price Charles III. 5 Cents

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Monaco_1885_5c_Forgery

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Postmark: MONACO 9/6 JUIN PRINCIPAUTE

1885. Price Charles III. 10 Cents

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Monaco_1885_10c_Forgery

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Postmark: MONACO 9/6 JUIN PRINCIPAUTE

1885. Price Charles III. 15 Cents

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Monaco_1885_15c_Genuine

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Postmark: MONACO PRINCIPAUTE 5/4 AVR

1885. Price Charles III. 75 Cents

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Monaco_1885_75c_Genuine

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1885. Price Charles III. 1 Franc

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Monaco_1885_1F_Genuine

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Monaco_1885_1F_Forgery

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1885. Price Charles III. 5 Francs

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Monaco_1885_5F_Genuine

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Monaco_1885_5F_Genuine_Essay

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Monaco_1885_5F_Fournier_Forgery2

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Monaco_1885_5F_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

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  • 7,8. 40c and 75c values of the Prince Charles issue, 1885. Forgery, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.53. Sperati forgery of the 75c and fraudulent cancellations: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p. 167 and Plate 112.
  • 9,10, Franc values of the Prince Charles issue, 1885. Fournier fraudulent postmarks. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.239-41 (Yvert 1-10).
  • The “OL” postmarks used by the Monaco Post Office to obliterate French mail collected in Monte Carlo Superieur, France, fakes of. Jerold M. Massler, “Monaco – The OL Overprint”, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Whole No. 204 (April 1986): 33-38; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following Monaco 29.
  • Fournier forged postmarks: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 7, p.165.

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