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1858. Borbonic Coat of Arms. 1/2 Grano

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1858. Borbonic Coat of Arms. 1 Grano

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1858. Borbonic Coat of Arms. 2 Grana

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1858. Borbonic Coat of Arms. 5 Grana

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1858. Borbonic Coat of Arms. 10 Grana

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1858. Borbonic Coat of Arms. 20 Grana

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1858. Borbonic Coat of Arms. 50 Grana

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1860. Borbonic Coat of Arms. The Trinacria

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1860. Savoy White Cross. The Crocetta

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  • Cerruti: Antichi Stati Italiani, Originali e Falsi
  • 1-7. Naples issue of 1858. Postal forgeries (of all values except the 2gr), Reprints, and characteristics of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.80-89. Postal forgeries of the 2g,10g, and 20g: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 7, p.166. Reprints and forgeries, postal forgeries of the 2g, 10g, 20g, and fake of the 1⁄2g made from the 2g: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.199-201 (Yvert 1-7). Four forgeries of the 20g, three forgeries of the 1⁄2g, 50g, two forgeries of the 1g, 2g, forgeries of the 5g, 10g, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.55-66. Two types of forgeries: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.60-62. Engravers’ marks, unwatermarked forgeries, postal forgeries and private reprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.144. Two forgeries of the 2g, five forgeries of the 10g, seven forgeries of the 20g: H.G. Leslie Fletcher, Postal Forgeries of the World, pp.76,77. Forgeries of the 2g, 10g, 20g: R.E. Weber, “A Note on the Stamps of the First Issue of Naples Forged to Deceive the Post Office”, the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain, Vol. 63 (October-December, 1953): 84. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.30-33. Private Reprints: Edwin Mueller, “European Classics: XXXIV. Naples”, Mercury Stamp Journal, Whole No. 61 (February 1962): 5-16, at p.16. Reprints (except the 2g) and secret marks: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 8. 1⁄2t Provisional government issue, 1860. Fake and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.201 (Yvert 8). Four forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.66-68. Peter Winter forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Robson Lowe, “House of Stamps: Italian States”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 63 (January 1997): 90,91. Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps Imitations”, Fil – Italia, Vol. 19 (Summer 1993): 114. Two types of forgeries: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.60-62,98,99. Characteristics of the genuine stamp: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.144,45. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.34,35. Senf brothers facsimile: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book: 34 (1968): 197.
  • 9. 1⁄2t Cross of Savoy Provisional government issue, 1860. Dr. Dante S. Bolaffi, “Old Italian States: Forgeries on Original Letters“, Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. XXL (October 1942): 237-40. Fake, three Fournier forgeries and fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.201 (Yvert 9). Eight forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.69-71. Characteristics of the genuine stamp: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.144,45. Peter Winter forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Robson Lowe, “House of Stamps: Italian States”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 63 (January 1997): 90,91. Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps Imitations”, Fil – Italia, Vol. 19 (Summer 1993): 114. Three Sperati forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.99,100 and Plates 57 and 58. Two types of forgeries: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.60-62,98,99. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.34,35. Senf brothers facsimile: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968) 197. Characteristics of the genuine stamp: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), p.90.
  • 10-18. The “Bomba Head” definitive issue for Sicily, 1859. Carl Walske, “The Engraved Forgeries of Sicily“, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal No. 13 (April 2010): 29-33. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.202-5 (Yvert 18-21). Seven forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.359-62. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.84,85,98,99. Two forgeries of the 1⁄2g, four forgeries of the 5g, forgery of the 20g and three forgeries of the 50g, all by Sperati: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.105-7 and Plates 64 and 65. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.60-63. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), p.147; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.152.
  • 19-27. Neopolitan Provinces, 1861. Postal forgeries of Scott 22-26: Edwin Mueller, “XXXIV. Naples”, Mercury Stamp Journal, Whole No. 61 (February 1962): 5-16, continued at Whole No. 62 (May 1962): 30-36, at p.31. The 5g, 10g, 20g: H.G. Leslie Fletcher, Postal Forgeries of the World, pp.81,82. Postal forgeries of the 2g, 5g, 10g, 20g: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.55-57. Fournier, N. Imperato and other forgeries, and Fournier fraudulent postmarks on originals and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.205-7 (Yvert, Nonunited Italy 1-8). Two forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.72,73. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.145. Sperati forgery of the 2g and fraudulent cancellations: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.100.

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