Forged stamps of Norway

Norge

1855. Coat of Arms. 4 Skilling

Genuine

Removal of pen-cancels are very common

Norway_1855_Coat-of-Arms_4sk_Genuine

Genuine

39 horizontal lines in the circle and 24 vertical lines in the shield

Norway_1855_Coat-of-Arms_Removed_Pen-cancel

Genuine with removed pen-cancel

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Genuine with removed pen-cancel

Norway_1855_Coat-of-Arms_4sk_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.

1856. King Oskar. 8 Skilling

Genuine vs. Forgery

Norway_Oskar_8sk_Genuine

Genuine

Norway_Oskar_8sk_Forgery

Forgery

1865. Coat of Arms. 3 Skilling

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Norway_1865_Lion_3sk_Genuine

Genuine

Norway_1865_Lion_3sk_Forgery

Forgery

Norway_1865_Lion_3sk_Forgery2

Forgery

1893-1895. Posthorn. 3 Øre

Forgery

Norway_Posthorn_3ore_Forgery

Forgery

1930. Lion. 10 Øre

Genuine vs. Forgery

Norway_1930_Lion_10ore_Genuine

Genuine

Norway_1930_Lion_10ore_Postal_Forgery

Postal forgery

Forged Postmarks

As there is a premium on genuine used classics from the 1930’s and 1940’s, forged postmarks are quite common

1937-38 King Haakon 1 Krone with forged "Åkra -31V40 *" postmark

Forged “Åkra -31V40 *” postmark

Norway_Haakon1.5kr_Akra_Forged_Postmark

Forged “Åkra -31V40 *” postmark

Norway_Haakon2kr_Akra_Forged_Postmark

Forged “Åkra -31V40 *” postmark

Norway_Haakon5kr_Akra_Forged_Postmark

Forged “Åkra -31V40 *” postmark

Norway_Maud10-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark1

Forged “Oslo -12V40. *” postmark

Norway_Maud10-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark2

Forged “Oslo 10 10 39. 16” postmark

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Forged “Ne…a -27 8 39 *” postmark

Norway_Maud15-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark1

Forged “Ne…a -27 8 39 *” postmark

Norway_Maud20-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark1

Forged “Oslo -5V39. *” postmark

Norway_Maud20-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark2

Forged “Oslo -12V40. *” postmark

Norway_Maud20-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark3

Forged “Oslo -…40. *” postmark

Norway_Maud20-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark4

Forged “Ne…a -27 8 39 *” postmark

Norway_Maud30-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark3

Forged “Ne…a -27 8 39 *” postmark

Norway_Maud30-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark2

Forged “Oslo -5V39. *” postmark

Norway_Maud30-5ore_Oslo_Forged_Postmark1

Forged “Oslo -12V40. *” postmark

Norway_1942_Official_25ore_Postmark_Forgery

Forged “Åkra 25 VIII 44 *” postmark

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  • 1963 reprints of 1, 1965 reprints of 57, 70a, 100, 152, J1, O1, and 1969 reprints of 69, 92, 107, 114, 128, J12 are all rouletted, not perforated: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, Boxed Note after Scott 1.
  • 1. 4s blue, Imperforate, 1855. Reprints, official imitation and six forgeries: Carl H. Werenskiold, “Norway No. 1”, The S.P.A. Journal, Vol. 31 (March 1969): 415-34. Anon. note, Stamp Collecting, Vol. 90 (April 29, 1958): 762. Peter Winter unwatermarked forgery: Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 60 (July 1994): 72-76. Unwatermarked reprint and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.263 (Yvert 1). Two forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.145,46. The 1924 unwatermarked reprint and characteristics of the original stamp: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.95,96. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.169. The 1914, 1924 and 1963 Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 2-5. King Oscar issue, 1856-57. reprints and Proofs: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), p.96. Reprints: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.264 (Yvert 2-5). The 1914, 1924 and 1963 Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following issue and boxed note preceding issue.
  • 6-10. Lithographed issue, 1863. 7: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, pp.54,55; additional information: Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.21. N. Imperato and another forgery: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.264 (Yvert 6- 10). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.169,70. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.96,97.
  • 11-15. Regular Issue of 1867-68. Characteristics of the genuine stamps and reprint of the 8s: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), p.97. Reprints of the 8s typographed stamp, 1867: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.264 (Yvert 11-15); 1914, 1924 and 1963 Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, note following No.15 and boxed note preceding No.2.
  • 41. 12o green value, Regular Issue, 1882-93. Anon. Note, Stamp Collecting, Vol. 90 (April 29, 1958): 762.
  • 57,70a,100,152,J1, O1. 50o Post Horn stamp of 1894, 1k dark green King Haakon VII of 1911, 10o Lion stamp, 1924, 20o Cathedral stamp of 1930, Postage Due stamp of 1889, and first Official, 1926. The 1965 rouletted reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog., boxed note preceding No.2
  • Design type A11. King Haakon VII issues, 1907-18. Dies A, B and C illustrated: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.265; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.170. Dies described: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 69,92,107,114,128,J12. 2k King Haakon VII stamp of 1909-10, 40o redrawn Post Horn stamp of 1917, 10o Polar Bear stamp of 1925, 45 Spitsbergin Island of 1925, 60o Lion Rampant of 1927, 200o Postage Due stamp of 1922-23. The 1969 rouletted reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note preceding No.2.
  • 70a, 100, 152, J1, O1. 1965 rouletted reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, boxed note preceding No.2.
  • 115,19. 10o and 20o scarlet, Lion Rampant, 1926, 27. Postal forgery: Anon, “Current Norway Counterfeited” (tran’l from Swensk Filatelistisk Tidskrift by Gustave Larson), Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 16 (August 1, 1931): 603; the translation was also published in Stamp Collector’s Fortnightly, Vol. 37 (August 22, 1931): 266. Postal forgery of the 10o: H.G. Leslie Fletcher, Postal Forgeries of the World, p.94.
  • 207-39. Issues of 1941 overprinted “V”. Forged “V” overprint. R. King-Farlow, “Forgeries Of The Norwegian ‘V’ Overprints”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 58 (September 1949): 151,52.
  • Second forged overprint of the watermarked 50o: Arnstein Berntsen, “New Norway ‘V’ Forgeries” (reprinted from Norske Filatelistisk Tidskrift, October 1948), Stamp Collecting, Vol. 73 (November 26, 1949): 305.
  • German Occupation.
  • —. 15o, 20o, 1941. British Propaganda Forgeries: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.15, “Propaganda and Espionage Forgeries” (“British Propaganda Forgery for Norway under German Occupation”).
  • —. Narvic Stamp. The original watermarked stamp was privately produced after the War. Unwatermarked reprint: German Philatelic Society Reference Manual of Forgeries, Vol.14, “German Occupation 1939-1945”, (Norway Narvik Issue).

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