Forged stamps of New Republic

Marks on genuine stamps

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  1. Splint near the end of the top branch of the first “E” in Republiek
  2. End of the lowest branch of the second “E” in Republiek is beveled back

1886. Nieuwe Republiek. 1d

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Genuine – yellow paper

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Genuine – granite paper

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Genuine – double impression

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Forgery

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Forgery

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Fournier forgery

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Fournier forgery

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Fournier forgery

1886. Nieuwe Republiek. 4d

Forgery

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Fournier forgery

1886. Nieuwe Republiek. 1d

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  • Gerrit H. Jonkers: The New Republic in South Africa 1884-1888
  • 1-64. Handstamped issue of 1886, 1887. Fournier and other forgeries: Maj. Ian B. Mathews, Transvaal Philately (Reijer Publishers: PTY Limited, Capetown, 1986): 10-19. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.68. 1p violet, 1886. Fournier forgeries of the 1p and 4p values of the issue of 1886: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.259,60. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: Charles A. Stonehill “New Republic … Used and Abused”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 60 (July 1951): 97-101; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.108.

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