Forged Stamps of South Africa

Suid Afrika

1925. Airmail. Biplane. 1d

Genuine vs. Forgery

South_Africa_1925_Airmail_1d_Genuine

Genuine

Perforated 12

South_Africa_1925_Airmail_1d_Forgery

Forgery

Perforated 11 1/2 or 12

Very short upper serif on the left ‘1’

1925. Airmail. Biplane. 3d

Genuine vs. Forgery

South_Africa_1925_Airmail_3d_Genuine

Genuine

Perforated 12

South_Africa_1925_Airmail_3d_Forgery

Forgery

Perforated 11 1/2 or 12

Small spot of color on the horizontal line below the right leg of ‘A’ in AIR

1925. Airmail. Biplane. 6d

Genuine vs. Forgery

South_Africa_1925_Airmail_6d_Genuine

Genuine

Perforated 12

South_Africa_1925_Airmail_6d_Forgery

Forgery

Perforated 11 1/2 or 12

‘U’ in SUID is broken. Spot of color above ‘I’ in SUID

1925. Airmail. Biplane. 9d

Genuine vs. Forgery

South_Africa_1925_Airmail_9d_Genuine

Genuine

Perforated 12

South_Africa_1925_Airmail_9d_Forgery

Forgery

Perforated 11 1/2 or 12

Small spots of color connects the lines in the background below ‘O’ in SOUTH

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  • Design Type A6. 1d Drommedaris, 1926-43. Measurements of overprint: Edwin Mueller, “new philatelic Research”, Mercury Stamp Journal, Vol. 2, Whole No. 14 (July 1950): 42; correction at “Question Box” at Whole No. 15 (October 1950): 71. How to identify the issues: E. de H. Rowntree, “Identifying the South African 1d Pictorial”, Stamp Collecting, Vol. 70 (July 3, 1948): 289,90.
  • C1-C4. Mail Plane Airmail issue of 1925. Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.287,88 (Sanabria Airmail Catalogue 1-4). Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, pp.275-78.
  • Madame Joseph fraudulent postmark, 11 DE/00. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, p.95.

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