Forged stamps of Newfoundland

Canadian Province

1857-1862

Coat of Arms & Heraldic Flower of Great Britain

 
Newfoundland_1857_1p_Genuine
Newfoundland_1857_5p_Genuine
 
Newfoundland_1857_3p_Triangle_Genuine2
 
Newfoundland_1857_2p_Genuine
Newfoundland_1857_4p_Oneglia_Forgery
Newfoundland_1857_6p_Sperati_Forgery
Newfoundland_1857_6halfp_Oneglia_Forgery
Newfoundland_1857_8p_Sperati_Forgery
Newfoundland_1857_1s_Genuine

1866-1894

Definitives

 
Newfoundland_1868_Prince_1c_Spiro_Forgery
Newfoundland_QV_3p_Spiro_Forgery
Newfoundland_QV_3p_Orange_Genuine
Newfoundland_QV_6p_Genuine
Newfoundland_1866_2c_Codfish_Genuine
Newfoundland_1866_Seal_5c_Genuine
Newfoundland_1866_Schooner_13c_Spiro_Forgery
Newfoundland_1866_10c_Genuine
Newfoundland_1866_QV_12c_Genuine
Newfoundland_1866_QV_24c_Genuine

1897

Queen Victoria Surcharged

 
Newfoundland_1897_1c_TypeA_Genuine

1911

King George V

 

1919

Airmail

 
Newfoundland_1919_Airmail_3c_Forgery

1922

Airmail

 
Newfoundland_1922_Biplane_Essay_15c_Genuine

1933

Balbo Overprint

 
Newfoundland_Balbo_Inverted_Surcharge_Forgery

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  • 1-36. Pence and Cents issues, 1857-94. Alex Warsfold, “Focus on Canada: Canadian Forgeries“, Mekeel’s Stamp News and Market Report, Vol. 173 (December 10, 1993): 9
  • 1-23. Pence issues of 1857, 1860 and 1861-62. Spiro Brothers, Sperati, Panelli and other forgeries: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, pp.454-57. Oneglia, Sperati, Spiro Brothers forgeries: Lewis E. Tauber and Benson Rogers, “The Case of The Newfoundland Pence Forgeries”, American Philatelist, Vol. 115 (July 2001): 630-34. Varro E. Tyler, letter to the Editor critical of the Tauber and Rogers’s article, American Philatelist, Vol. 115 (November 2001): 969. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries., pp.105,6. Reprints of the 1860 and 1861-62 issues: John Hubbard, “New Foundland”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 81 (June 1972): 135-43. Also see entries for individual stamps below, for more citations.
  • 1-23 (Bisects). Pence issues. Genuine (permitted) bisects: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, pp.534,453,464.
  • Design type A1. 1p and 5p stamps, 1857, 1860, and 1861-62. Oneglia, Spiro Brothers and other forgeries: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Spiro Brothers and other forgeries and fraudulent postmark: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.52,53,79. F.Walter Pollack, “Canada Corner” column, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 27 (June 10, 1939): 352. Forgery of the 1p, 1857: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, pp.52,53. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.257 (Yvert 1-5). Three forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.94,95. Forgeries of the 1p and 5p, 1857, 1p violet brown, 1861-62: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.66,67. Engraved and lithographed forgeries of 1p and 5p,1857: A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87. Oneglia, Spiro Brothers and other forgeries of the 5p stamps: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits.
  • Design type A2. 2p stamps, 1857-62. Spiro Brothers and other forgeries: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.55,56,77. Engraved and lithographed forgeries of the 2p (and higher values, see below), 1857: A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87, at pp.148-50. Sperati forgery: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.57 and Plate 15; Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of B.N.A. Fakes, Forgeries & Counterfeits, Series II – Release 1: A detailed study of the B.N.A. forgeries of Jean de Sperati (Self published, Chilliwack, British Columbia, 2001), with Supplement No. 1, December, 2002. Richard Gratton, “The Papers and Different Colors found in Jean de Sperati’s Production of the First Two Issues of Newfoundland”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 7 (May 2004): 95-106. Forgery of the 3p, 1860 (Scott 11A): Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.66,67.
  • Design type A3. 3p stamps, 1857 and 1860. Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Spiro Brothers and others forgeries: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.53,54,77,79. E.A. Smythies, “The Spiro Forgeries of BNA”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 82 (June 1973): 137. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.257,58 (Yvert 3). Two forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.95,96. Paper XLVII, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.115,16. Engraved and lithographed forgeries of the 3p, 1857: A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87, at pp.148-50.
  • Design Types A4-A8. Pence higher values, 1857-62. Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Lithographed and engraved forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.258,57 (Yvert 2,4,6-19). Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.66-74. Sperati forgeries: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of B.N.A. Fakes, Forgeries & Counterfeits, Series II – Release 1: A detailed study of the B.N.A. forgeries of Jean de Sperati (Self published, Chilliwack, British Columbia, 2001), with Supplement No. 1, December, 2002. Richard Gratton, “The Papers and Different Colours found in Jean de Sperati’s Production of the First Two Issues of Newfoundland”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 7 (May 2004): 95-106; E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.61,62. Three Sperati forgeries of 4p and 1sh, 1857, two Sperati forgeries of the 6p and Sperati forgery of the 61⁄2p, also 1857: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.58,59 and Plates 15 and 16; additional Sperati forgeries: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Work of Jean De Sperati II/ Including Previously Unlisted Forgeries, pp.28,29 and Plate B; Richard Gratton, “The Papers and Different Colours found in Jean de Sperati’s Production of the First Two Issues of Newfoundland”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 7 (May 2004): 95-106. Sperati forgeries of the 4p,6p, 61⁄2p, 1sh, 1857: Robson Lowe, “Sperati and His Craft – V”, The Philatelist, Vol. 19 (September 1953): 298-302, continued at Vol. 20 (October 1953): 2- 4. Spiro Brothers and other forgeries: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.55,56,77. Engraved and lithographed forgeries of the 4p, 6p, 61⁄2p, 8p,1sh, 1857: A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87, at pp.148-50. Forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.97-103. Senf brothers facsimile of the 1sh, 1857: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968): 195. Proof of the 1sh orange of 1860: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 24-31. Regular issue, 1865-94. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.466. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.258,59 (Yvert 20-26). Two forgeries of the 2c and pale red brown 12c, forgeries of the 10c, 13c, 24c, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.103-9. Forgeries of the 2c and 5c: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Forgeries of the 2c, brown 5c, 10c: A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87, at pp.148-50. Spiro Brothers, Fournier and other forgeries of the 5c stamps: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.57,58,81; four forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks, perforated blue stamp: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.104,5; Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.66,67; Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Forgeries of the pale red brown 12c, 13c, and 24c: A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87, at pp.186,87. Forgery of the brown 5c: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, p53. Spiro Brothers forgeries of 2c, 5c (both), 10c, pale red brown 12c,13c: Papers XXXIII and XXXIV, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.86-88. Spiro Brothers, Fournier and other forgeries of the 2c: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.57,81. Spiro Brothers, Fournier and other forgeries of the 10c stamp: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.58,59,81. Spiro Brothers and Fournier forgeries of the 12c stamps: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.59,81; Spiro Brothers and Fournier forgeries of the 13c stamp: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, p.59. Spiro Brothers and Fournier forgeries of the 24c stamp: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.60,79. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.106,7. Also see “25, 26, 40” below.
  • Design type A15. Prince of Wales stamps, 1868,71,77. Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Spiro Brothers forgery: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.60,79. Forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.108. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.66,67. Forgery of the violet 1c: Paper XXXIII, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.84-86. 32,32A: A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87, at pp.186,87.
  • 33-36,39. 3c and 6c values of Victoria half length stamps, 1868-94. E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, p.61. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.259 (Yvert 27-34). Forgeries of the 3c (both) and dull rose 6c, 1868-73, the 3c, 1877, and fraudulent postmark: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.108,9. Spiro Brothers forgeries of the 3c,1870 and 1873, and the dull rose 6c, 1870 (33-35): Paper XXXIV, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, p.89. Forgery of the vermillion 3c, 1870 (33): A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87, at pp.186,87. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.107,8.
  • 40. 5c Rouletted, 1876-79. Spiro Brothers, Fournier and other forgeries: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.57,58,81. Four forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks, perforated blue stamp: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.104,5. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.66,67. Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits.
  • 41,44,46,47,49,52,56. 1⁄2c rose, 1c violet brown, 1c green, 2c yellow green, 2c green, 3c blue, and 3c umber brown, 1880-96. 1896 and 1897 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.93-94.
  • 75-77. Provisional issue of 1897. Forged surcharge. Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.478. E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, p.61. A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87, at pp.186,87. Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.109,10. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.11. Trial surcharges: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • Proofs of Newfoundland stamps, generally: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, boxed note following No.85.
  • 128-30. 3c values, Provisional issue of 1920. Forged surcharge. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, p.53. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.11. Fake of “Three”- omitted variety of 3c on 35c: Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.20.
  • C1. Overprinted first Airmail issue, 1919. Forged overprint. A.R. Cowman, “The forgeries of Newfoundland”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 26 (November 1933): 148-50, continued at (December 1933): 186,87, at pp.186,87.
  • —-. Manuscript overprint on 3c, 1919 (Noted in Scott following C1). Forged overprint on stamp off cover: J. Edward Nixon and Charles J.G. Verge, “Martinsyde“ Manuscript Overprint on the 3c Newfoundland Caribou Stamp April 12, 1919“, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 14 (April 2011): 161-68.
  • C3a. Flight to Halifax, N.S. overprinted Airmail stamp, 1921, period variety. Forged overprint: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.500.
  • C4. De Pinedo Airmail, 1927. Percy F. Fearn forged overprint: L.N. & M. Williams, “De Pinedo”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 22 (May 1956): 391.
  • C5. “B.M. Columbia” surcharged Airmail stamp, 1930. Forged surcharge. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.511. A.C. Johnson, “The Counterfeit Detector”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 5 (February 1943): 161; Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.20.
  • C12. Trans-Atlantic flight surcharged Airmail stamp, 1932. Forged surcharge: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.517.
  • C18. “Balbo” Overprinted issue, 1933. Four forgeries of the overprint and plating information: Richard Gratton, “The Forgeries of General Balbo’s 1933 Flight from Newfoundland“, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal No. 13 (April 2010): 127-131. Percy F. Fearn forged overprint: The St. John’s forgery and New York forgery. C.H.C. Harmer, RDP, “The NewFoundland ‘Balbo’ Forgeries and the St. John Trial” American Philatelist, Vol. 93 (May 1979): 435. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.205-6 (Sanabria Airmail Catalog 30). The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.523. Anon. Note, The Airpost Journal, Vol. 5 (December 1933): 25. H.R. Harmer, “The Newfoundland Balbo“ (from Philatelic Magazine), The Stamp Collector’s Companion, Vol.1 (February 1938): 11.
  • C18a. Inverted surcharge. Fake made by reconstructing officially destroyed errors: Robert P. Odenweller, “A Philatelic Resurrection – The Newfoundland Inverted Balbo Surcharge”, Opinions IV: Philatelic Expertizing – An Inside View, (The Philatelic Foundation, N.Y., N.Y., 1987): 229-231. Forged inverted surcharge: Anon., “Newfoundland/ 1933 ‘Balbo’ $4.50 Air Provisional: A Dangerous Forgery”, Stamp Collector’s Fortnightly, Vol. 39 (December 23, 1933): 332.
  • Fraudulent postmarks on pence remainders. E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, p.43. Fraudulent postmarks by forger: Spiro Brothers, Fournier, Sperati, Pannelli and Crown fraudulent postmarks. B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.49,95,97.
  • Sperati fake cancellations: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of B.N.A. Fakes, Forgeries & Counterfeits, Series II – Release 1: A detailed study of the B.N.A. forgeries of Jean de Sperati (Self published, Chilliwack, British Columbia, 2001), with Supplement No. 1, December 2002, and Supplement No. 1.
  • de Thuin fraudulent postmarks. James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.40,46.
  • Ten Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, NOV 15/1929 to 1943. Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.72,73.

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