Forged stamps of Queensland

1860-1876. Queen Victoria. Chalon. One Penny

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Queensland_1_qv_1p_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.

1860-1876. Queen Victoria. Chalon. Two Pence

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Genuine SG#15 cut imperforate to pass as SG#2

1860-1876. Queen Victoria. Chalon. Three Pence

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Queensland_1860_QV_3p_Forgery1

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1860-1876. Queen Victoria. Chalon. Six Pence

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1866. Queen Victoria. Chalon. One Shilling

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Queensland_QV-Chalon_1s_Forgery

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Queensland_QV-Chalon_1s_Forgery2

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1866. Queen Victoria. Chalon. Two Shillings

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Queensland_QV-Chalon_2s_Forgery

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1866. Queen Victoria. Chalon. Five Shillings

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Queensland_1866_QV_5s_Forgery

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1871. Queen Victoria. Stamp Duty. One Shilling

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Queensland_1871_Chalon_1s_Forgery

Forged ‘BN 710’ postmark

1871. Queen Victoria. 20 Shillings

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Queensland_QV_Chalon_20s_Forgery

Forgery with bogus ‘148 ray’ postmark

1879-1894. Queen Victoria. One Shilling

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Queensland_QV_Forged_BNG_Postmark

Forged Port Moresby ‘[B.]N.G’ postmark of Lee #7 on SG#172

1882-1886. Queen Victoria. Five Shillings

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  • Forerunners. 1851-1860. Stamps of New South Wales used in Queensland. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, pp.89,90.
  • 1-88. 1860-1887-89. Fakes. Fakes of high values made by removing fiscal obliterations and re-gumming or adding fraudulent postmarks: Alan Griffiths, “Queensland high values”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 58 (June 1992): 59-63, continued at (July 1992): 61-65, at pp.64,65; Geoffrey T. Adams, “Forged Postmarks on Queensland Stamps/ Lithographed small Chalon Heads, 2/ to 20/, Bradbury Wilkinson large Chalon Heads, 2/ to £1, Postal Fiscal (Stamp Duty) stamps, 1d to £5”, The Philatelist, Vol. 46 (October 1979): 14,15. Stamps offered as unused may have pen (revenue) cancellations removed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, note following No.56; The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.126. Cleaned fiscally used 6p, 1879: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p103. Faked perforations on Scott 88: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. For additional citations see individual stamps below.
  • Design types A1 and R1. The “Small Chalon Heads” issues of 1860-81. Reprints and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.283. Spiro Brothers forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), pp.14-27. Panelli engravings of 12,13,18,21,25,32,36A: id. at p.30. Fakes of 2,5,46 and other forgeries of the 2p: Mavis Pope, id. at pp.31-35. Geoffrey T. Adams, “Queensland: Philatelic Fakes And Forgeries”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 102 (March 1993): 64-68, continued at (April 1993): 105-8. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, p.78. Distinguishing the engraved issue of 1860 from the lithographed issues of 1866 and 1880, forgeries of the 1860 issue: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.113,14. Reprints of the “Small Chalon Heads”, 1860-71.for family and friends of Roland Hill and other specimen stamps: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.97. Specimen reprints of the Small Chalon Heads, watermarked “Queensland“ and star, 1868-74 (canceled with a small black ring or left uncancelled): Geoffrey T. Adams, “Queensland: Small Chalon Heads – WMK Truncated Star, Gibbons Type 4”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 99 (April-May 1990): 81,82; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Notes after37A and 49H. 1895 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.117. Cancellation of 1895 reprints of the issue of 1868-74, and the 1895 reprints of the issue of 1868-75: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661- 1947, Vol. IV, pp.101,02,26. High values (53-56, 62-64, 74-83) with revenue cancellations removed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, Note after 56.
  • 57-61. Typographed issue of 1879-81. 1895 Reprints and fiscally used copies of the 1sh, 1881 with cancellation removed: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.105, 126.
  • 65. 1⁄2p on 1p, 1881. Forged surcharge. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), pp.36-40. 1976 Supplement to The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.5.
  • 66-70. Left-facing Queen issue of 1882-83. Specimen: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.113.
  • 74-78. “Large Chalon Heads” (watermark sideways) of 1882-85. Fraudulent postmarks:: Hugh Wynn, “Forgeries and Fantasies of the Australian States”, American Philatelist, Vol. 106 (November 1992): 1008. Fournier and another forgery of the 5sh: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.283. Specimen: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.111.
  • 79-83. Thick paper issue, 1886. Cleaned cancelled stamps: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. 89-96. Perforated 121⁄2, 13 issues of 1890-92. Specimen: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.115.
  • 103-05, 109-11A. Issues watermarked small Crown and Q, 1895, 1895-96. Specimen: TheEncyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.118
  • 112-22. Issue with figures at each corner, 1897-1907. Specimen: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.118.
  • 124. 1⁄2p blue green stamp, 1899. Specimen: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.119.
  • AR1-AR52. Postal-Fiscal issues. Faked postmarks on cleaned fiscally used stamps, 1866-79. Hugh Wynn, “Fake Postal Cancels On Queensland’s Postal-Fiscal Stamps”, Fakes & Forgeries, No. 17 (September 1997): 337-39. Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, boxed note above AR1.
  • F1-F3. “Small Chalon Head” Registration stamps of 1861 and 1864. Spiro Brothers forgeries: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), pp.78,79. Two forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.226-28. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, p.78. 1895 Reprints of the 1864 stamp: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.117; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • Genuine postmarks. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.91, p.2 of 1976 Supplement.
  • Fraudulent postmarks. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), 36-40.

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