Forged stamps of Sicily

Sicilia

1859. King Ferdinand II. 1/2 Grano

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Sizily1_Genuine

Genuine

Sizily1_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Sizily1_Forgery

Forgery

Sizily1_Forgery2

Plácido Ramón de Torres forgery

Illustration from old album

1859. King Ferdinand II. 1 Grano

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Sizily2_Genuine

Genuine

Sizily2_Forgery1

Forgery

Sizily2_Forgery2

Forgery

1859. King Ferdinand II. 2 Grana

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Sizily3_Genuine

Genuine

Sizily3_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

Sizily3_Forgery

Forgery

Sizily3_Forgery2

Forgery

1859. King Ferdinand II. 5 Grana

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Sizily4_Genuine

Genuine

Sizily4_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Sizily4_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

Sizily4_Forgery

Forgery

Sizily4_Forgery2

Forgery

1859. King Ferdinand II. 10 Grana

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Sizily5_Genuine

Genuine

Sizily5_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Sizily5_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

Sizily5_Forgery

Forgery

1859. King Ferdinand II. 20 Grana

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Sizily6_Genuine

Genuine

Sizily6_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Sizily6_Unknown_Forgery2

Forgery

Sizily6_Unknown_Forgery3

Forgery

Sizily6_Unknown_Forgery4

Forgery

1859. King Ferdinand II. 50 Grana

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Sizily7_Genuine

Genuine

Sizily7_Sperati

Sperati forgery

Sizily7_Unknown_Forgery1

Forgery

Sizily7_Unknown_Forgery2

Forgery

Sizily_Cover_Forgery1

Forged stamps on Forged Cover

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  • Billig: Großes Handbuch der Fälschungen, no. 20
  • Cerruti: Antichi Stati Italiani, Originali e Falsi
  • 10-18. The “Bomba Head” definitive issue for Sicily, 1859. Carl Walske, “The Engraved Forgeries of Sicily“, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal No. 13 (April 2010): 29-33. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.202-5 (Yvert 18-21). Seven forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.359-62. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.84,85,98,99. Two forgeries of the ½g, four forgeries of the 5g, forgery of the 20g and three forgeries of the 50g, all by Sperati: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.105-7 and Plates 64 and 65. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.60-63. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: Hermann Schloss, Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps: Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), p.147; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.152.

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