Forged Stamps of Natal

1859-1863. Queen Victoria. Chalon. One Penny

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1859-1863. Queen Victoria. Chalon. Three Pence

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Natal_QV_3p_Torres_illustration

Illustration by Plácido Ramón de Torres: Album ilustrado de sellos de correo, Barcelona 1879. Torres sold illustrations to various dealers/forgers from 1864 onwards, as well as made forgeries himself.

1859-1863. Queen Victoria. Chalon. Six Pence

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1869-1870. Queen Victoria Surcharged Postage

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Natal_QV_1s_Torres_illustration

Illustration by Plácido Ramón de Torres: Album ilustrado de sellos de correo, Barcelona 1879. Torres sold illustrations to various dealers/forgers from 1864 onwards, as well as made forgeries himself.

1902. King Edward VII. 5 Pounds

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1902. King Edward VII. 10 Pounds

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Natal_1902_10pounds_Forgery

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1902. King Edward VII. 20 Pounds

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  • 1-7. Colorless Embossing issues of 1857 and 1858. Reprints and revenue stamps distinguished, fraudulent postmarks: Robson Lowe, “Fakes & Forgeries”, Forerunner (journal of the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa), Vol. 7 (March-June 1993): 5-12, at p.5. Reprints and forged Durban and other cancellations: Eric W. Mann, “The Victorian Postage Stamps of Natal”, The London Philatelist, Vol.48 (October 1939): 302-5, continued in (November 1939): 309-12. Reprints and fiscals distinguished: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.246 (Yvert 1-7). Reprints, fiscals and essay of the 1857 issue: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.101. Three forgeries of the blue 1p, 1858, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.73-75. Reprints and fiscals: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.92. Reprints: 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.46; Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue.
  • 8-16. “Chalon Head” issues, 1860-64. Forgeries of the 1p, 1860, 1863, 1862, 1864 ( 8,10,14,15), Fournier forgery of the 1p, 1860 (8), and fiscals: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.246 (Yvert 8-13). Forgeries of the 1p and 3p stamps, genuine and fraudulent cancellations: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.75-77. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.102. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.62,63. Spiro Brothers and other forgeries of the issues of 1860 and 1863: Robson Lowe, “Fakes & Forgeries”, “Fakes & Forgeries”, Forerunner (journal of the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa), Vol. 7 (March-June 1993): 5-12, at pp.5,6. Reprints and forged Durban and other cancellations: Eric W. Mann, “The Victorian Postage Stamps of Natal”, The London Philatelist, Vol.48 (October 1939): 302-5, continued at (November 1939): 309-12. Cancellation of specimens of the 1p, 1862, and the issue of 1864 (14-16): The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947,Vol. II, pp.58,59.
  • 17. 1sh Green, 1867. Fiscals: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.102. Cancellation of specimens. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.59.
  • 18-33. Provisional issue, Overprinted capital “P” and other letters in lower-case, 1869. Forged surcharge: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.77.
  • 34-37. Overprinted Chalon Head (Third type overprint), 1869. Forged overprint and base stamp. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.62,63.
  • 38-40, 44, 51-58. Vertically overprinted issues of 1870-73 and the regular issue of 1874-78. Cancellation of specimens: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, pp.60,61.
  • 41-43. 1sh Provisionals, 1870. Zureski faked overprint (made from 43): Robson Lowe, “Fakes & Forgeries”, Forerunner (journal of the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa), Vol. 7 (March-June 1993): 5-12, at p.6. Forged overprint: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol.2, p.77.
  • 47-50. Large “Postage” overprints, 1875. Forged overprint: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.61.
  • 51-58. Isue of 1874-77. See “38-40, 44, 51-58“ for citations.
  • 72. 1⁄2p on 1p, 1885. Four forgeries of the surcharge: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.78,79. Forged surcharge: Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.36. Genuine surcharge: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.102.
  • 80. 1⁄2p on 1p rose, 1895. Forged surcharge: Lowell Ragatz, “Spying Eye” column, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 9 (June 1947): 675.
  • Edward VII high values. Fraudulent postmarks: A.B. Schofield, letter to the Editor, The London Philatelist, Vol. 108 (April 1999): 106.
  • Three Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, MI 28/1903, FE 27/08, SP 19/09. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.70,71.
  • A.A. Jurgens forged postmark: Robson Lowe, “Fakes & Forgeries”, Forerunner (journal of the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa), Vol. 7 (March-June 1993): 5-12, at p.5.

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