Forged stamps of New South Wales

1850

View of Sydney Harbor

 
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New_South_Wales_Sydney_Harbour_3p_Genuine

1851-1855

Queen Victoria
Laureates

 
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New_South_Wales_QV_2p_Double_Impression_Genuine
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New_South_Wales_QV_8p_Genuine

1854-1855

Queen Victoria
Diadems

 
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New_South_Wales_QV_6d_Genuine

1861-1897

Queen Victoria
Coin

 
New_South_Wales_SG179_QV_Coin_5sh_Genuine

1888

100th Anniversary

 
New_South_Wales_2p_Emu_Genuine

1897

60th Anniversary of Queen Victoria’s Regency

 
New_South_Wales_Charity_1p_Genuine
New_South_Wales_Charity_2-6p_Genuine

1903

Lyrebird

 
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Official Stamps

 
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  • —- Sydney Embossed stamp, 1838 (Non Scott). Forgeries and official reprints: Dr. H.E. Radasch, “The Sydney Embossed Stamp of 1838”, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 20 (April 1941): 79-90.
  • 1-9. “Sydney Views” issues, 1850-51. George Kirke Jeffryes forgeries of the 1p stamps, 1850: Varro E. Tyler, “Jeffryes’ Sidney View Forgeries”, American Philatelist, Vol. 99 (May 1985): 413,14,73. Alfred J. Branston, “The Forgeries of George Kirke Jeffryes” The Philatelist and PJGB, Vol. 5 (November-December 1985):265-67, continued at Vol. 6 (January-February 1986): 27-30, at (March-April 1986): 64, 65, at (July-August 1986) 174- 77, at (September-October 1986): 205-8, and at (November-December 1986): 272,73, at pp.174-77. Jeffryes, Panelli, Spiro Brothers and other forgeries and postmarks: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), pp.10-42. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.108. Spiro Brothers, Jeffryes, and Panelli forgeries: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p .85. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.260. Jeffryes forgery of the 1p (no clouds): Alfred J. Branston, “Is it a Forgery? The Star Clue”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 78 (January 1986): 11. Forgeries of the 2p: G. Mac Mahon, “The ‘Great Seal’ of New South Wales”, Godden’s Gazette, Vol. 3 (June 1936): 208,9. Jeffryes and other forgeries: A.R. Cowman, “Forgeries Of New South Wales”, The Record Of Philately, Vol. 1, No. 11 (February 1936): 128,29, continued at No.12 (March 1936): 139-42. Forgeries of the 1p (no clowds) and 2p (Plate I) six forgeries of the retouched 1p (clowds), five forgeries of the 2p (Plates II and III), four forgeries of the 3p, genuine and fraudulent postmarks (distinguishing characteristics of the 2p Plates, p.113): Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.110-17. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.108. Paper IX, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.31-33. Collotype Reproduction of No.1: Robert P. Oldenweller, “Traps For The Unwary – – The 1950 London Exhibition Reproductions”, Opinions III: Philatelic Expertizing – An Inside View, (The Philatelic Foundation, N.Y., N.Y., 1985): 147-52; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 10-25, F1-F5. “Laureated series”, 1851-55 and Registration stamps,1856-63. Van Dyck unauthorized reprints and fraudulent postmarks, forgeries and fraudulent postmarks by Jeffryes, Panelli, Spiro Brothers, Jeffryes fake watermark: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), pp.43- 65,67,68. Jeffryes and other forgeries of the unwatermarked postage stamps and the Registration Stamps: A.R. Cowman, “Forgeries Of New South Wales”, The Record Of Philately, Vol. 1, No. 11 (February 1936): 128,29, continued at No.12 (March 1936): 139-42, at pp.139-42. Reprints: Alumnus, “Notes on Reprints”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 37 (August- September 1944): 27-29,35. Forgeries and private reprints and unwatermarked forgeries of 1p, 2p, 3p, 1854-55: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.260,61 (Yvert 8-15 and 16-18). Forgeries of the 1p, 2p and 3p, 1851-54, two forgeries of the 6p (all three), 1852-55, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.118-22. Forgeries of Type 9, 1851-55 (10-25) and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.75,76. The 1888 Reprint of the 2p, plate II, 6p, Plate II, and 8p, 1852-55: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, pp.30,32,33. Perkins, Bacon reprinted die proofs: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.47. Specimen of the watermarked 1p, 1854-55: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.36. Forgeries of the issues of 1851, 1852, 1852-55, 1854-55: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.109. Private reprints/forgeries: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.94; 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.47. Reprints of the 2p and 6p (both plate II) and 8p, 1852-55: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, Note after Scott 20.
  • 26-31,38-42,56. “Square Diadem series”, 1854-55 and 1860-63. Panelli and Spiro Brothers forgery and fraudulent postmark: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), pp.43-65. A.R. Cowman, “Forgeries Of New South Wales”, The Record Of Philately, Vol. 1, No. 11 (February 1936): 128,29, continued at No.12 (March 1936): 139-42. Forgeries of the 5p, 6p, 8p, 1sh, 1854-78, and 5sh, 1861-80, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.122-26. Fakes of the 5p, 8p, and the red 1sh, 1854-55 (26,30,30a) made from the 1860-63 issue (Scott 38-42): The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.41; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following No.31. Forgeries of the Perkins, Bacon reprinted die proofs: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.47. Oneglia forgeries of the 5p green, 6p, 8p, 1/: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.75,76. Also see below for more citations re individual stamps of this series.
  • 26,38,56,65. 5p values of the Square Diadem issues, 1854-55 and 1860-63, 1884, and 1882-91. Erasmus Oneglia and Spiro Brothers forgeries of the imperforate 5p stamp, 1854-55 and a fake of that stamp made by trimming No. 38: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.186. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, p.54. Forgeries of the 5p of 1854-55 and 1860-63: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.261 (Yvert 19-25 and 26-35); Fraudulent postmarks: Hugh Wynn, “Forgeries and Fantasies of the Australian States”, American Philatelist, Vol. 106 (November 1992): 1008.
  • 28,39,57,66. 6p brown or lilac Square Diadem issues, 1854-55, 1860-63, 1872, 1882-91. Postal forgery of the 6p brown (Scott 28): Ronald Butler, “New South Wales: The Twopence ‘Emu’ Postal Forgery”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 4 (May 2001): 9-12.
  • 32-34C,43. Retouched issues of 1856 and 1859, 1p, 2p and 3p values of the 1860-63 issue, and 1p of 1864. Takuma fakes of 33,34: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), p.90. Reprint of the lithographed 2p, 1859 (34C): The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.40. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.109. Reprints of the 1p and 2p of 1856: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.95; 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.47; Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue.
  • 44. 5/, perforated, 1861-80. Reprints and forgeries 5sh, 1861-80: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.261 (Yvert 26-35). Remainders of the 5sh were overprinted “Reprint”: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.44. 1894 Reprints of The 5/: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.45; Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.95; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 52-60. Regular issue, 1871-84. Reprints of the 1p,2p, 4p, 6p, 8p, 1/: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.95.
  • 61,62,64,66-68. 1p,2p,4p and higher values of issue of 1882-91. Reprints. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, pp.58,59; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 72-76. Overprinted issues of 1885-94. Forged overprints: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), pp.84-89. 72-74: Hugh Wynn, “Forgeries and Fantasies of the Australian States”, American Philatelist, Vol. 106 (November 1992) 1008. A.R. Cowman, “Forgeries Of New South Wales”, The Record Of Philately, Vol.1, No.11 (February 1936): 128,29, continued at No.12 (March 1936): 139- 42. Unwatermarked forgery of the 5sh: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.110. Reprints of the 5sh with black overprint and the £1 with blue overprint: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.96; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Note after 76A.
  • 78. 2p Emu 1888-89. Postal forgery. H.G. Leslie Fletcher, Postal Forgeries of the World, p.91. Takuma postal forgery: J.R.W. Purves, “New South Wales: The 2d ‘EMU’ Postal Forgery of 1845”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 76 (July 1967): 169-71. J.R.W. Purves, “New South Wales: The 1895 Forgery of the 2d. ‘EMU’: Some New Findings”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 79 (January 1970): 7-17. A.R. Butler, letter to the Editor, The London Philatelist, Vol. 73 (November 1964): 186. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.61. Letter of F.T. Bolton to Editor, The London Philatelist, Vol. 61 (November 1952): 168,69; letter of G.J. Hutson to the Editor, The London Philatelist, Vol. 61 (July 1952): 103.
  • 84. 2p Emu, watermarked NSW, 1888. Takuma forgeries: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1995, Second Edition), pp.92,94.
  • 92. The 1⁄20, 1891. Forged sucharge on wrong stamp: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.127.
  • Genuine postmarks. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, pp.12,14.
  • F1-F5. Registration Stamps, 1856-63. Also see above, 10-25. Two forgeries of the red and blue stamps, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol.2, pp.127,28. 1888 reprints: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.35. 1870 (?), 1887, 1891 (?) Reprints of the 1856 stamps: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.96. Reprints of the 1856 stamps and red and blue 1860 stamp: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following F5. Also see “10-25, F1-F5” above.
  • J1-J10. Postage Due stamps, 1891-92. CTO cancellation on “SPECIMEN” stamps and genuine cancellations: William H. Buckley, “The Postage Dues of New South Wales: All Are Scarce, some Are Rare”, American Philatelist, Vol. 99 (February 1985): 118-20,85.
  • Official stamps, generally. Measurement of overprint: A.R. Cowman, “Forgeries Of New South Wales”, The Record Of Philately, Vol.1, No. 11 (February 1936): 128,29, continued at No.12 (March 1936): 139-42. CTO cancellation of reprints and remainders: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.96-98; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following O40.
  • O2,O5,O7,O12,O15,O17. 1p,4p,6p values of 1879-80 and 1881. Takuma forged overprint: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), p.91.
  • O4,O6,O8. 3p, 5pand 8p, 1879-80. Forged overprint. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), p.96.
  • O6,O8,O9,O16,O18. 5p and 8p of 1879-80 and 1881. Forged overprint on Panelli forgeries: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), p.101. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.75,76.
  • O21, O22. 10sh and £1 Official stamps, 1887-90. Reprints. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.60.
  • O25. 2p Emu, 1888-89. Genuine and forged overprint: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.129.
  • O32, O33. 5sh and 20sh Official stamps, 1890. 1895 Reprints overprinted “OS/Reprint”: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.63.
  • O34. 1⁄2p of 1891. Forged overprint: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales, (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), p.98.
  • O39. 9p on 10p, 1894. Forged overprint: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of New South Wales, (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 2nd edition, 1995), p.96. Genuine and forged overprint: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.129.
  • Official stamps. Obliteration applied to set of 32 “OS” (Official Stamps) remainders: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following O40.

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