Forged Stamps of Samoa

1900. German Stamps Surcharged ‘Samoa’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Samoa_1900_Reichpost_Samoa_10pf_Genuine

Genuine

Samoa_1900_Reichpost_Samoa_10pf_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Samoa_1900_Reichpost_Samoa_10pf_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

Samoa_1900_Reichpost_Samoa_20pf_Forgery

Forgery

Samoa_1900_Reichpost_Samoa_50pf_Forgery

Forgery

Samoa_Fournier_Forged_Overprint

Fournier forged overprint

Postal Stationaries

Forgeries

Samoa_Postal_Stationary_P6

Forged P6/J498

Samoa_Postal_Stationary_P7

Forged P7/J467

Samoa_Postal_Stationary_P6

Forged P8/J468

Forged Postmarks

The loss of the colonies in the early stage of World War I meant that the prices for cancelled stamps increased dramatically. This gave rise to a range of postmark forgeries. Illegal use of genuine cancellers, with backdated use also exist.

The cancellers consisted of a wooden-handled metal unit with interchangeable single digits for the dates and a single double-digit slug for the year.

The general rule issued by the German Reichpost was that stamps with Pfenning values had to be cancelled with one strike of the cancel, preferably centered. Mark values had to be cancelled by applying the cancel twice. Some collectors, however, preferred only a single cancellation centered on the stamp. These Mark values are ‘cancelled to order’, thus not genuinely postally used.

 

Samoa_Yacht_Forged_Postmark

Forged postmark

Forged Postmarks

By Fournier

Samoa_Fournier_Forged_Postmark1

APIA 1-2 00. 10-11V (SAMOA)

Samoa_Fournier_Forged_Postmark2

APIA 1 21 83 SAMOA

Forged Postmarks

By Friedrich

Samoa_Friedrich_Forged_Apia_Postmark

APIA KAISERL.DEUTSCHE POSTAGENTUR 17/5 00

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