Forged stamps of Portugal

1853

Queen Maria II

 
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Portugal_1853_MariaII_100reis_1885-reprint

1855-1856

King Pedro V

 
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Portugal_1855_Pedro_100reis_Forgery

1862

King Luis I

 
Portugal_1862_Luis_100reis_Forgery

1866-1870

King Luis I

 
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Portugal_1866_Luis_120reis_Genuine

1870-1876

King Luis I

 
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1882-1887

King Luis I

 
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Portugal_1887_Luis_500reis_Genuine

1892-1893

King Luis I
Provisionals

 
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1940

Airmail

 
Portugal_1940_Airmail_50_Genuine

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  • Note re Clandestine prints. There are many of these in Portuguese philately. They are unofficial prints made from official plates, frequently proofs or overprint errors (which may be bogus). They are called “Clandestine” when they originate with employees in the Casa da Moeda or in other printers of Portuguese stamps. D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, “Forward”, p.v.
  • 1-56. Issues of 1853-87. The 1864, 1885, 1900 (/), 1905 and 1953 reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.9 and through-out the book.. F. de Mello, “Reprints of Portugal and Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol.59 (July 1946): 883-87. Carlos George, “Reprints” (from Simoes Ferreira Catalogue, tran’l by A. Herdade), Portu – Info, Vol. 7 (October 1971): 26,27. Reprints: R.B. Yardly, “Portugal”, The London philatelist, Vol. 49 (April 1940): 71-76, continued at (May 1940): 92-96. 1886 Reprints: Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, pp.50,51,14; Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.111. The 1885 and 1905 reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, general note after No.5 and additional notes after each issue. See listings below for more citations.
  • 1-4. D. Maria II issue, 1853. Clube Filatelico de Sao Paulo facsimiles and Porto – 1955 Exposition reduced size reproductions on green paper: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.5. J. Ell facsimile of the 100r and false postmark: id. pp.5,12,13. Forgeries, fake (cleaned pen cancellation), false postmark, reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.9-13. The 1864 and 1885 reprints of the 5r: George A. Gaudet, “An Introduction To The Cameo Stamps”, Portu – Info, Vol. 6 (April 1970): 21-23. The 1864, 85, and 1905 Reprints: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), p.106. 1885 Reprints: Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, pp.50,51,14. Reprints: F. deMello, “Reprints of Portugal and Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol. 59 (July 1946): 883-87; Alumnus, “Notes on Reprints”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 37 (August-September 1944): 27-29,35. Official imitations of the 5r and 25r: R.B. Yardsley, “Portugal”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 44 (May 1940): 92-95, at p.92; 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, pp.50,51 (5r). 1864 and 1886 Reprints: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.277,78 (Yvert 1-4); Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.111; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.178 (1886 and 1903). Reprints of 1864, 1885, 1905, 1953: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Fraudulent postmarks on reprints: L.N.& M. Williams, “Is it a Reprint?”, Stamp Review, Vol. 1 (October 1937): 21,22,35,36, more at Vol. 2 (January 1938): 20-22, at p.22. Tabulation of dies and reprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.177.
  • 5-11. D. Pedro V issues, 1855, 1856, 1858. Reprints of the 50r and 100r (straight hair and curled hair issues): F. de Mello, “Reprints of Portugal and Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol. 59 (1945-46): 883-87. Reprints: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.278 (Yvert 5-8); J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.178 (1886 and 1903). Reprints of the 5r and blue 25r (straight hair and curled hair issues) and characteristics of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.106,7; Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue. Official Imitation of the 5r (straight hair and curled hair issues) and 1886 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.111,12; 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, pp.50,51,14. Porto – 1955 Exposition reduced size reproductions of the D. Pedro V, straight hair, issue on white paper (5-8): D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.5; Clube Internacional de Filatelia of Lisbon reproduction of the 5r, sometimes overprinted “Dia Do Selo”: id.., p.7; Forgeries, false postmarks, 1864 (in respect of the 5r), 1885, 1905, and 1928 reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.9,13-15. Forgeries, reprints of the D. Pedro V, curled hair, issue (9-11): D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.9,16, 17; Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue. Tabulation of dies and reprints (straight hair and curled hair issues): J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.177.
  • 12-16. D. Luiz issue of 1862-64. Forgeries, genuine and false postmarks, reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.9, 17-19. Forgery of the 25r, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.216,17. 1886 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.112; Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.106,7; The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.278 (Yvert 13-17); 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, pp.50,51,14 (1885 Reprints). Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 17-24. D. Luiz I curved label issue, (imperf.), 1866-67. Forgeries, reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.9, 19,20. Reprints: Dr. Carlos Trincão, “Portugal: The Curved Label Issue of King Luis I (1866-1870)”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 70 (June 1961): 108-16. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.279 (Yvert 18-25). Reprints: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), pp.106,8. 1885 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.111,12; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, pp.50,51,14. 1885 and 1905 reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. See “ 24,32“ below for more citations.
  • 24,32. 120r stamps, Imperforate of 1866-67 and perforated, 1867-79. Thomas B. Quinn, “A Dangerous Forgery of Portugal”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 82 (February 1973): 48-50. Patrick Pearson, letter to the Editor supplementing Quinn’s article, The London Philatelist, Vol. 82 (March 1973): 57. Comment on Quinn’s article: Hamilton Croaker, letter to the Editor, The London Philatelist, Vol. 82 (August-September 1973): 171. See “25-33“ below for more citations.
  • 25-33. D. Luiz curved label (perf.) of 1867-70. 1885 and 1905 Reprints. Spiro forgery, reprints, (note concerning imperforate Italian forgery): D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.9,2. Reprints: Dr. Carlos Trincão, “Portugal: The Curved Label Issue of King Luis I (1866-1870)”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 70 (June 1961): 108-16. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.279 (Yvert 26-34). Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.111,12 (1885 Reprints). Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Note after 33 and also see Note after 4.
  • 34-51. D. Luiz straight label issue of 1870-84. Oneglia forgery, bogus used imperf., reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.9, 21. Reprints, forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.279,80. (Yvert 35-49). Forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.217,18. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.178. The 1886 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.111-13; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, pp.50,51,14. 1885 and 1905 reprints: F. de Mello, “Reprints of Portugal and Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol.59 (July 1946): 883-87; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Notes after 51 and 4.
  • 52-56. Issue of 1880-81. Reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.9. 1885 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.111,13; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, pp.50,51,14. 1885 and 1905 reprints: F. de Mello, “Reprints of Portugal and Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol.59 (July 1946): 883-87; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 57-61. D. Luiz (De Frente) issue, 1882-87. Photo litho Facsimiles, Fournier, Satanaz and other forgeries and reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.7,9,21-23. 1885 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.111-14. The 1885 and 1905 reprints: F. de Mello, “Reprints of Portugal and Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol.59 (July 1946): 883-87; Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, note following No.61 and general note following No.4. 500r: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.178. 1885, 1893 and 1905 reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Notes after 61 and 4.
  • 64-66. D. Luiz issue of 1887. Reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.9. The 1905 Reprints: F. de Mello, “Reprints of Portugal and Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol.59 (July 1946): 883-87; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following No.66 and general note following No.4.
  • 68-78. D. Carlos issue of 1892-93. Reprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.9; F. de Mello, “Reprints of Portugal and Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol.59 (July 1946): 883-87. 1900 and 1905 reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following No.71 and general note following No.4.
  • 79-96. Provisional Issues of 1892, 1892-93 and 1893. Fournier, J. W. of Wondelgem and other forgeries: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.9, 24,25. 1900 and 1905 reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Notes following No.87 and 96 and general note following No.4.
  • 132-46. St. Anthony series, 1895. Fournier forgery of the 50, 75, 80, and 100r values and Fournier forgeries of the 2½r and 5r Proofs: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.26; Fournier forgeries: Thomas B. Quinn, “Notes on Forgeries and Reprints Of the Crown issues of Portuguese Colonies”, American Philatelist, Vol. 79 (August 1966): 841-48, at pp.843,44. Fournier and another forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.280 (Yvert 110-123).
  • 156-69. D.Manuel II, 1910. Photo litho Facsimiles: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.7.
  • 170-83. Provisionals on D. Manuel, 1910. Wondelgem and other forged overprints: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.28. Forged overprint on 50r: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 185-92. Provisionals on Vasco da Gama, 1911. Wondelgem and two other forgeries: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.29,68,69.
  • 193-98. Provisionals on overprinted Postage Due stamps, 1911. Forgeries of the three high values of the series and false postmark on remainders: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.27.
  • 199-206. “Republica” on Vasco da Gama, 1911. See Portuguese Colonies General Issues, 1911-13 “Republica” on Vasco da Gama. D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.29.
  • 207-298. Ceres series with imprint, 1912-31. Clandestine prints: J. Miranda de Mota, “Clandestine Ceres’ Stamps from Portugal”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, (May 2005): 97-103. Bogus proof: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.8. Forged perforations on remainders and clandestine printings: id. pp.31,32. Fake of the14c violet Ceres, 1921 (Carton paper variety): D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.4.
  • 453-89. Provisionals on Ceres, 1928-29. Forgeries and clandestine printings: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.32-34.
  • 490-95. “Revalidado” on Ceres, 1929. Forgeries and clandestine printing: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.34-35.
  • 496. 1.60e on 5c telegraph stamp, 1929 (Fine paper variety). Fake: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.4.
  • 561-63. Temple of Diana, 1933. Forged proofs: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.8.
  • 587-94. 8th Centenário da Fundaçāo, 1940-41. 1985 Reproductions: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.8.
  • 605-14. Costume series, typographed, 1941. Lithographed forgeries of the proofs: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.8.
  • 642-49. Portuguese Navigators, 1945. D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.36. Clandistine prints from zinc plates: Pedro Marcal Vay Pereira, “Portuguese Navigators: A problem in Portuguese Philately”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 7 (May 2001): 43-46.
    1423,24. Europa, 1979 (Phosphor overprint). Forged phosphor band: Otto Hornung, “World Scene” column, Stamp Collecting, Vol. 136 (January 24, 1980): 371,73, at p.373.
  • Genuine early cancellations: Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 32, pp.45-48.
  • Early telegraph cancellations: Carlos George: “The Telegraph Stamps”, Portu – Info, Vol. 12 (July 1976): 23-27. Telegraph cancellations (July 1884- December 1892): Eng. Armando Vieira, “Telegraph Cancellations On Postage Stamps” (from Boletin de Clube Filatélico de Portugal, Nos.312-17 (1921), tran’l by S.S. Washburne), Portu – Info, Vol. 17 (July 1982): 69-77. Telegraph cancellations: S.S. Washburne, “A Census Of Portuguese telegraph Cancellations”, Portu – Info, Vol. 19 (January 1984): 18-23.
  • C1-C10. Air Post, 1936-41. Forgeries of stamps and proofs: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, pp.35,36.
    J1-J6. Postage Due stamps, 1898. Forgeries of the three high values of the series: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.27. Reprints: Carlos George, “The Porteado Stamps of Portugal” (from Reimprensoes de Varios Artigos Sobre de Portugal e Colonias, tran’l by Al Herdade), Portu – Info, Vol. 7 (April 1972): 53-56.
  • P1. Newspaper Stamp, 1876. 1885 Reprint: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.111,14; 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, pp.50,51,14.
  • RA1, RA2. Postal Tax stamps, 1911 and 1912. Forged overprint: D.J. Davies, Forged Postage Stamps of Portugal and Colonies, p.30.
  • 3S2. Geographic Society of Lisbon issue of 1909. Reprint: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.

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