Forged stamps of Nova Scotia

Canadian Province

1851

Coat of Arms
&
Heraldic Flowers

 
Nova_Scotia_Coat-of-Arms_3p_Genuine
Nova_Scotia_Coat-of-Arms_6p_Genuine2
Nova_Scotia_Coat-of-Arms_1s_Fournier_Forgery

1853

Queen Victoria

 
Nova_Scotia_1d_Genuine

1860-1862

Queen Victoria

 
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Nova_Scotia_QV_2p_Genuine
Nova_Scotia_QV_5c_Genuine
Nova_Scotia_QV_8-5p_Genuine
Nova_Scotia_QV_10p_Genuine
Nova_Scotia_QV_12-5p_Genuine

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  • 1-7. The Pence issue, 1851-53. Two engraved forgeries (pp.6-9,30), Spiro brothers forgeries (Plate III), Fournier forgeries (p.29), bisects and fraudulent postmarks on bisects (pp.11,32), Panelli fraudulent postmark (pp.19,20), Fournier fraudulent postmark (p.27), fraudulent postmarks (Plates VI and XII and Appendix, p.48): R.B. Mitchell, Nova Scotia Fakes & Forgeries (Scotia Stamp Studio, Halifax, N.S., 1976), pp.1-32. Lithographed and engraved forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.266 (Yvert 1-4). Spiro brothers forgeries of Scott 2-7: E.A. Smythies, “The Spiro Forgeries of BNA”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 82 (June 1973): 137. Oneglia forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.76,77. Reprints, forgeries and Panelli (Oneglia?) fraudulent postmark: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.388. Fournier and Penelli forgeries of the Crown and Heraldic Flowers stamps: Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 1, p.19. The Crown and Heraldic Flowers stamps: F.Walter Pollack, “Canada Corner” column, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 27 (June 10, 1939): 352. Engraved forgery: Alex Worsfold, “Focus on Canada: Provinces Forgeries”, Mekeel’s Weekly Stamp News, Vol. 173 (December 1993): 26. 1890 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.99; Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue. Characteristics of genuine stamps, reprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.112. See the individual stamps of this series below for additional citations.
  • 1. 1p Chalon, 1853. Spiro Brothers, Moens and Oneglia forgeries: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, p.65. Forgery and genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.146,47.
  • 2,3. 3p stamps, 1851. Spiro Brothers, Oneglia and other forgeries: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.85,87. Fournier forgeries, forgeries of the 3d and fraudulent Chatham cancellation: R.B. Mitchell, Nova Scotia Fakes & Forgeries (Scotia Stamp Studio, Halifax, N.S., 1976), p.29.
  • 4,5. 6p stamps, 1851. E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.67-70,85,87. Forgeries of the 6d: R.B. Mitchell, Nova Scotia Fakes & Forgeries (Scotia Stamp Studio, Halifax, N.S., 1976), pp.9,30. Three forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.147-49. Moens facsimile of the 6d: R.B. Mitchell, Nova Scotia Fakes & Forgeries (Scotia Stamp Studio, Halifax, N.S., 1976), p.10. Moens and other forgeries of the 6p yellow green: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits; The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.389. Moens, Spiro Brothers and other forgeries of the 6p dark green: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits.
  • 6,7. 1sh stamps, 1851. Engraved forgery and reprints: Nicholas Argenti, “The Pence Issues of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick” The London Philatelist, Vol. 63 (July 1954): 118-25. Forgeries of the 1/: R.B. Mitchell, Nova Scotia Fakes & Forgeries (Scotia Stamp Studio, Halifax, N.S., 1976), pp.31,32. Oneglia and other forgeries: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.68,69,85,87. Collotype Reproduction of No.6: 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.
  • 8-13. The cents issue, 1860-63. Senf Brothers forgeries: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Bartlett forgeries, genuine Baddeck postmark (Plate XI), fraudulent postmarks (Plate XII and Appendix, p.48): R.B. Mitchell, Nova Scotia Fakes & Forgeries (Scotia Stamp Studio, Halifax, N.S., 1976), pp.41,42. Fournier and another forgery: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.266 (Yvert 5-10). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.112,79. Fournier forgeries overprinted “Specimen” in red: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.393; Ed Richardson, “Nova Scotia Lithographed Forgeries of the Cents Issue Overprinted ‘Specimen’“, Stamps (U.S.), Vol. 103 (June 14, 1956): 412. Forgeries, specimen overprint may have been erased: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.112,79. Forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.76,77. Remainder cancellations and genuine postmarks: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, pp.379-82. See the individual stamps of this series below for additional citations.
  • 8-10. 1c,2c and 5c stamps, 1860-63. Erasmus Oneglia, Senf Brothers and other forgeries: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.197. Three forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.149-51. Paper XLVIII, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, p.117. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries. Spiro Brothers, Moens, Fournier, Oneglia and other forgeries of the 1c stamp: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Spiro Brothers. Oneglia and other forgeries of the 2c stamp: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits; Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, pp.55,56. Spiro Brothers, Fournier, Oneglia forgeries of the 5c stamp: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits; W.J. Eckhardt, “The Underworld of Stamps: An Engraved Forgery of the 5 Cent Blue Issue of 1860-63 of Nova Scotia”, American Philatelist, Vol. 62 (February 1949): 389.
  • 11-13. 81⁄2c,10c and 121⁄2c Chalon Head stamps, 1860-63. Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.198. Fournier, Spiro Brothers and other forgeries: E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.71,72,89. Panelli forgeries of 11,12 and other forgeries of 11-13: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. V, p.393. Four forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.151-53. Forgeries of the 10c., and 121⁄2c.: Paper XLVIII, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.117,18. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries. Oneglia, Spiro Brothers, Fournier and another forgeries of the 81⁄2c stamp: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Spiro Brothers, Moens, Fournier and Oneglia forgeries of the 10c stamp: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Spiro Brothers, Moens, Fournier, Oneglia and other forgeries of the 121⁄2c stamp: Kenneth W. Pugh, Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits. Panelli forgery of the 121⁄2c stamp: R.B. Mitchell, Nova Scotia Fakes & Forgeries (Scotia Stamp Studio, Halifax, N.S., 1976), pp.39,40.
  • de Thuin fraudulent postmark. 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.39,40.
  • Spiro Brothers, Fournier, Sperati, Pannelli and Crown fraudulent postmarks. E.A. Smythies, B.N.A. Fakes And Forgeries, pp.49,95,97.

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