Forged Stamps of Panama

1878. Coat of Arms. 5 Centavos

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1878. Coat of Arms. 10 Centavos

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1878. Coat of Arms. 20 Centavos

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1887-1888. Isthmus of Panama. 50 Centavos

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 The dot after “CENTAVOS” is large and round. Perforated 13 1⁄2 or imperforate.

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The dot after “CENTAVOS” is small and irregular in shape. Perforated 13 3/4 or imperforate.

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  • 1-7. Panama State Stamp Issue, 1878. Private reprints and forged cancellation: Federico Brid and Jim Cross, “Printings of the Panama State Stamp Issue of 1878”, Copacarta, Vol. 22, (September 2004): 9-14. Fournier forgeries: Edmund B. Thomas, Jr., “The Fournier Forgeries of the 1878 Issue of Panama”, American Philatelist, Vol. 92 (February 1978): 144; The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.268 (Yvert 1-4). Reprints: John N. Myer, “Reprints of the 1878 Issue of Panama”, American Philatelist, Vol. 63 (January 1950): 266-70; John N. Myer, “Proofs of the Stamps of the State of Panama (Colombia)”, The Essay-Proof Journal, Vol. 2 (July 1945): 155-58. P.L. Pemberton, “Panama: The Reprints of the First Issue”, the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain, Vol. 51 (September 1941): 101-3. Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.100. Rprints of Scott 5-7 and remainder of No.7: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 1,5.5c, 1878. Michelsen reprint, two types of Fournier forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part III, pp.244,49.
  • 2,6. 10c, 1878. Michelsen reprint, two types of Fournier forgeries: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part III, pp.245, 49. Sperati forgery , thin wove paper stamp (Scott 2): British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.194 and Plate 129. Reprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.170.
  • 3. 20c, 1878. Michelsen and another reprint, Fournier forgery: Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part III, p.246.
  • 4,7. 50c, 1878. Forgery and reprint(?):Dieter Bortfeldt, The Workbook, Part III, p.247,48.
  • 8-14. Map issues, 1887-88 and 1892. James B. Helme, M.D., “Panama: 1887-1888 Issue: Alleged Reprints: ‘Favor Printings’ Philatelic Counterfeits”, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 67 (November – December, 1988): 364-87; James P. Helme, M.D., “Panama 1887-1888 Issue: Additions and Revisions” (Part II), The Collectors Club Philatelist,Vol. 69 (March- April, 1990): 135-57, at pp.138-40. Reprints: Edmund B. Thomas, Jr., “The Second Issue Of Panama: Scott 8-14”, The Oxcart, Vol. 17 (March 1977): 158,59. Michelsen forgeries of Scott 8-10,13: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, pp.200-3. Forgery of the 50c stamp: Varro E, Tyler, “The Dumonteuil Forgeries of Colombia”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 58 (1992): 41-50 at pp.48,49. John N. Myer, “Alleged Reprints of Colombia”, American Philatelist, Vol. 51 (January 1938): 337-42 (the balance of this multi-part article treats issues of Colombia). Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 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.329,30.
  • 51-64, F6-9, H9,H10. First Provisional Overprint, Panama City, 1903. Private overprint reprint: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.268 (Yvert, Independent Republic 1-7). de Thuin forged overprint (two types): 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.303,4. Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Note after No. 64.
  • 76-82, F14. Fourth Panama Provisional Overprint, 1904-05. de Thuin forged overprint (probably used for forging Canal Zone Scott 11-14, two types of fakes): 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.304-6. 101-8, F12,F16, H12,H17. First Colon Provisional Overprint, 1903-04. Three types of de Thuin forged overprint: The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.306-7.
  • 101-8, F12, F16, H17. First Colon Provisional Overprint, 1903-4. Three types of de Thuin forged overprint: 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.306-7.
  • 109-16, F13, H18. Second Colon Provisional Issue, 1903-04. Four types of de Thuin forged surcharges: 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.307-9.
  • 129-38, F15,F17-F20, H19-H20. Third Colon Provisional Overprint, 1903-04. Two types of de Thuin forged overprint: 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.310-11.
  • 139. Carmine, 20c Colon Provisional Overprint, 1904. de Thuin forgery of the overprint: 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.314,15.
  • 151-57. First Bocas del Toro Overprint, 1903-04. de Thuin forged overprint: 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.315-18.
  • 158-62, F25-F26, H21. Second Bocas del Toro Overprint. de Thuin forged overprint: 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.318-20.
  • 181. 1c on 20c Panama Provisional of 1906. de Thuin forged overprint and surcharge: 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.327,28.
  • Genuine postal markings, 1878-1906. Lawson P. Entwistle and Dr. Ernest Arosemena N., “The Postal Markings of Panama, 1878-1906”, Copacarta, Vol. 2 (February 1985): 43-45, continued at Vol. 3 (August 1985): 7-9, at (November 1985): 24,25, at Vol. 4 (May 1986): 62,63, and at Vol. 5 (November 1987): 33-35.
  • de Thuin fraudulent postmarks. Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, pp.329,30.
  • C1. 25c on 10c Airmail stamp, 1929. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.217,18 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 3).
  • C19,C20. 5c, Arosemena Centenary Provisional Airmail stamps of 1936. de Thuin forged overprint on the 5c on 1⁄2c: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.328. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, p.220 (Sanabria Airmail Catalog 25,26).
  • F1. Registration stamp of 1888. Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • F2. R Colon with circle overprinted Registration stamp of 1898 and 1903-04. de Thuin forged overprint: 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.320-21.
  • F6-F9. First Provisional overprint for Panama City of Registration stamps, 1903-04. Reprints of the 20c stamps: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, Note after No. 64. See “51-64, F6-9, H9,H10“ above for more citations.
  • F10, F11. Panama City Registration handstamp, 1904. de Thuin forged overprint: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.322.
  • F12-F16. R Colon with circle overprinted Registration stamp of 1898 and 1903-04. de Thuin forged overprint: 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.306,7, 320-21. Also see below for more citations.
  • F13. 1903-4. See “109-16, F13, H18“ above for citations.
  • F14. 1903-4. See “ 76-82, F14“ above for citations.
  • F15,F17-F20. 1903-4. See “129-38, F15,F17-F20, H19-H20“ above for citations. F25,F26. 1903-4. See “158-62, F25-F26, H21“ above for citations.
  • H4, H5. AR oval Panama City handstamps, 1902. de Thuin forged overprint: 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.324,25.
  • H9, H10. Panama City issue, 1903-4. See “51-64, F6-9, H9,H10“ above for citations. H16. See “ 76-82, F14, H16“ above for citations.
  • H17. Issued in Colon, 1903-4. See “101-8, F12, F16, H17“ above for citations.
  • H18. 1903-4. See “109-16, F13, H18“ above for citations.
  • H19, H20. See “129-38, F15,F17-F20, H19-H20“ above for citations.
  • H21. See “158-62, F25-F26, H21“ above for citations.
  • I1, I2. Late Fee stamps issued for Panama City, 1903-04. Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Note after No. 64.
  • I4. Late Fee stamp overprinted with typewriter, 1910. Forged overprint and fraudulent postmark. James B. Helme, M.D., “Panama: 1910 ‘Retardo’, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 67 (May – June 1988): 177-85.
  • I5. Handstamped overprint on Late Fee stamp, 1910. de Thuin forged overprint: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.326.
  • I6b. Late Fee stamp, general Issue, 1917, double overprint variety. Forged overprint: J.W. Sauber, “A Counterfeit Late Fee Stamp of Panama”, Copacarta, Vol. 6 (May 1989): 85.

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