Forged stamps of Netherlands Indies

Nederland Indie

1864. King Wilhelm III. 10 Cent

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1870-1888. King Wilhelm III. 20 Cents

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1870-1888. King Wilhelm III. 50 Cents

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1870-1888. King Wilhelm III. 2.5 Guilden

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1928. Airmail. 80 Cents surcharged

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1928. Airmail. 1 Gulden Surcharged

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  • 1,2. Left-facing King, 1864 and 1868. Four forgeries of the imperforate stamp and Oneglia forgery of the perforated stamp: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, follows Netherlands, listed chronologically by year of issue). The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.251 (Yvert 1,2). Forgery, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.344,45. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.137. Forgery and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, p.63. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.82,83.
  • 3-16. William III regular issue, 1870-88. Two forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Fournier and other forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.251,52 (Yvert 3-16). Two forgeries of the 5c,10c,15c20c,50c values, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.346,47. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.137,38. Second Spiro Brothers forgeries: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.177. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.84,85. Forgeries of the 5c, 10c, 20c, 25c and fraudulent postmark: Paper XXVIII, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.73,74.
  • 21. 5c green numeal stmp, 1887. Fake made from postcard: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • 35. 25c on 25c, 1900. Forgery and genuine cancellation: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • 46,47. 1⁄2c and 21⁄2c Provisional stamps, 1902. Forgery of the 1⁄2c and two forgeries of the 21⁄2c: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). No.47 is genuine.
  • 70a-78a. Outlining territories issue, 1908. Forgery of the inverted overprint and characteristics of the genuine: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • 80. Overprinted 21⁄2g value of outlying territories issue, 1908. Forged overprint: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. I, p16 (Treated with the 21⁄2g value of the Java issue; Scott numbers changed from 79,97).
  • 90-98. Queen stamps of Java issue, 1908. Forged overprint: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Forgery of the 1g and 21⁄2g values, basic stamp and overprint: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Forged overprint of the 21⁄2g: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. I, p16 (Scott numbers changed from 79,97).
  • 119. 121⁄2c red, 1922. Postal forgery: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • 137. 1⁄2c on 21⁄2c, 1917. Forged surcharge: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • B3. 10c+5c Red Cross Semi-Postal stamp, 1915. Forged overprint: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • C1-C5. First Airmail issue, 1928. Forged surcharge: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • Forged surcharge on the 75c stamp: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.178.
  • C6-C10. Airplanes over temple Airmail stamps, 1928. Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, p.200 (Sanabria Airmail Catalog 6-10).
  • C11, C12. Provisional issue, 1930-32. Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • C14-C16. Landscape and Garudas Airmail stamps, 1931. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, p.201 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 13-15). Forgery of the 30c: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • C17. 50c on 1.50g, 1932. Forged surcharge on forged underlying stamp: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • J3. Postage Due stamps, 1874. Two forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Fake of the 5c made with Netherlands Scott J1: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.252 (Yvert 1). Fakes made from Netherlands Postage Due stamps, wrong perforation: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.139.
  • J7-J15 (Type I). Large numeral Postage Due stamps, 1882-88. Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • J7-J15 (Type III), 1882-88. Two Fournier and two other forgeries, fraudulent cancellations: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Fournier and another forgery, fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.252 (Yvert 5-13).
  • J7-J15 (Type IV). 30c value, 1882-88. This is a fantasy – there is no genuine 30c, Type IV: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • J16-J24. Postage Due issues (Type I) of 1892-95 and 1906-09. Forgeries and fraudulent cancellation: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • J18a. 20c Postage Due stamp (Type III), 1892-95. Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • O1a-O18a. Official Issue (inverted overprint), 1911.
  • Japanese occupation stamps:

    Falsifications of Japanese occupation of Netherlands Indies, Malaya, Borneo, Brunei, Sarawak, Labuan, etc.: N.H. Hedeman and R. Boekema, “Dai Nippon in Southeast Asia“, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 19, p.175 et. seq.

    Overprinted issues not numbered in Scott Standard Stamp Catalog. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.11.

    Source: The Tedesco Index

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