Forged stamps of Montserrat

1880-1884. Queen Victoria. 4 Pence

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Montserrat_4d_Genuine

Genuine

Montserrat_4d_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Breaks in the outer frame below “OU” of “FOUR” and “N” & “E” in “PENCE”

Montserrat_4d_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

Montserrat_4d_Taylor_Forgery2

Taylor forgery

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Literature

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  • A2-A5. Forerunners. Stamps of Great Britain used in Montserrat, 1858-60. Genuine and fraudulent A08 postmarks: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Vol. VI, p.84.
  • 21. 5/, 1903. Fraudulent postmark: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Vol. VI, p.92.
  • Eight Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, OC 16/1909 to 1943. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.69,70.
  • Genuine cancellations: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, pp.82,83.

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