Forged stamps of Senegal

Sénégal Et Dépendances

1892. French Colonies Surcharged Senegal. 75 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgery

Senegal_1892_75c-on-15c_black_Genuine

Genuine

Senegal_1892_75c-on-15c_red_Forgery

Forgery

1892. French Colonies Surcharged Senegal. 1 Franc

Genuine vs. Forgery

Senegal_1892_1f-on-5c_black_Genuine

Genuine – black overprint

Senegal_1892_1f-on-5c_red_Genuine

Genuine – red overprint

Senegal_1892_1f-on-5c_black_double_Genuine

Genuine – double black overprint

Ex Ferrari

Senegal_1892_1f-on-5c_red+black_Genuine

Genuine – red & black overprint

Only recorded example

Senegal_1892_1f-on-5c_red_Forgery

Forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 50 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgery

Senegal_1892_50c_Genuine

Genuine

Senegal_1892_50c_Hirschburger_Forgery1

Hirschburger forgery

1906. General Faidherbe. 5 Francs

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Senegal_1906_General_Faidherbe_5f_Genuine

Genuine

Senegal_1906_General_Faidherbe_5f_Forgery1

Forgery

Senegal_1906_General_Faidherbe_5f_Forgery2

Forgery

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Literature

For further research

  • 1-34. Issues of 1887-92. Fournier fraudulent postmarks: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.305 (Yvert 1-7); A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (May-June 1943):.14.
  • 35-52. The “Group type issue” of 1892-1900. Perforations of the (Fournier) forgeries are reversed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Also see French Congo 18-34.
  • 70-72. Ballay type common design, 1906. See French Guinea 45-47. David Jennings-Bramly, “The Ballay forgeries”, The Journal of the France & Colonies Philatelic Society (U.K.), Vol.41 (March 1991): 6,7. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 1, pp.98,99 (Ivory Coast).
  • C22-C24. High values, issue of 1942. H.G. Leslie Fletcher, Postal Forgeries of the World, pp.104-7.

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