Forged stamps of South Australia

1855-1869. Queen Victoria. Chalon. Two Pence

Genuine vs. Forgeries

South_Australia_QV_2p_Genuine

Genuine

London print

South_Australia_QV_2p_Local_Print_Genuine

Genuine

Local print

South_Australia_QV_2p_Forgery2

Forgery

South_Australia_QV_2p_Forgery

Forgery

South_Australia_QV_2p_Forgery3

Forgery

South_Australia_QV_2p_Forgery4

Forgery

1855-1869. Queen Victoria. Chalon. One Shilling

Reprint vs Forgery

South_Australia_QV_Chalon_1s_Reprint

Reprint

South_Australia_QV_Chalon_1s_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.

1867-1891. Queen Victoria. Nine Pence

Forgery

South_Australia_QV_9p_Forgery

Forgery

1868. Queen Victoria Overprinted Ten Pence

Forgeries

South_Australia_1868_QV_Ten-Pence_Overprint_Forgery

Forgery

South_Australia_1868_QV_Ten-Pence_Overprint_Forgery2

Forgery

South_Australia_1868_QV_Ten-Pence_Overprint_Forgery3

Forgery

South_Australia_1868_QV_Ten-Pence_Overprint_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.

1886. Postage & Revenue. 10 Pounds

Forgery

South_Australia_SG206a_postmark_removed_forgery

Fiscal cancellation removed. Forged CDS added creating a used stamp

Queen Victoria. Various overprints

Forgeries

South_Australia_QV_1p_Military_overprint_Forgery

Forged ‘M’ overprint on genuine stamp

South_Australia_QV_2p_OA_overprint_Forgery

Forged ‘O.A.’ overprint on genuine stamp

1891. Postage & Revenue. Surcharged OS

Forgeries

South_Australia_1891_Postage_and_Revenue_2s6p_OS_Forgery

Forgery

South_Australia_1891_Postage_and_Revenue_5s_OS_Forgery

Forgery

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  • 1-95. 1884 and later reprints of issues of 1855-91 (See lisings below for citations in respect of forgeries, etc.). Overprinted “Reprint”: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.156; Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.370; Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.133-35; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalogue of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, pp.60,61; Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, note after No.95. See listings elow for more citations.
  • Design type A1. First Queen’s head design, 1855-1901. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.312 (1855-77). Two forgeries of the 1p, 2p and orange 1sh, 1855-77, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol.2, pp.366-68. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), pp.44-56. Fake of the 1p yellow green, rouletted stamp, 1859: F.A. Godden, “My Reference Collection”, Godden’s Gazette, Vol. 6 (June 1939): 244. Spiro Brothers forgeries and fakes of the Local Print stamps, 1856-59, made by trimming roulettes off the 1858-59 issue: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.157. Kamigata forgery of the 1/, red brown, 1867-74: Varro E. Tyler, “Japanese Forgeries Of Non-Japanese Stamps”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No.5 (May 2002): 23-26. Reprints and specimen of the 1p, 2p and 6p, 1855: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.134. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.118.
    Early cancellations. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, pp.128-30.
  • Design type A3. Queen’s head, Colony name in black, 1860-1902. Spiro Brothers forgeries of the 9p and 10p on 9p (three stamps),1860-69: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.157. The 9p (yellow?): The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.312 (Yvert 9). Two forgeries of the lilac 9p, 1869-84, and forgery of the 10p on 9p, 1866-69, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.368-70. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), pp.57-59. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.118. See above for reprints.
  • 45. 3p on 4p, red surcharge, 1870. Fake made from Scott 44 (black surcharge). Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), p.62.
  • 50,51. 10p on 9p (black surcharge) and 1sh deep brown stamps, 1867-74. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), p.61.
  • 81-93. Long stamps, “Postage & Revenue”, 1886-96. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, p.64. Lt. Col. W.F. Maxwell, “Notes on the Stamps of South Australia”, The London Philatelist, Vol.41 (September 1932): 205-19. CTO, postal and fraudulent cancellation: Edward A. Williams, “Postal Cancellations On The South Australian Postage And Revenue Long Stamps”, Fakes & Forgeries, No. 19 (March 1998): 370-76. Faked perforations on “old stock”, revenue, reprint and specimen obliteration removed and forged postal cancellation added: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.157. Fraudulent postmarks: Hugh Wynn, “Forgeries and Fantasies of the Australian States”, American Philatelist, Vol. 106 (November 1992): 1008. Reprints of all values and cancellation of specimen of the values of £1 and lower, 1886-96 (81-85): The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.145. Reprints: Edwin Mueller, “new philatelic Research”, Mercury Stamp Journal, Vol. 3, Whole No. 35 (September 1955): 259.
  • 121-31, 137-43. Long stamps, “Postage”, 1902-03 and 1904-08. Cancellation of specimen: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.151. Revenue, reprint and specimen obliterations removed and forged postal cancellations added: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.157.
  • 124Ab “eignt” error. 8p (16½mm long), Key plate. Hugh Wynn, “Dangerous Forgery Of South Australia’s ‘Eight Error’”, The Informer, Vol.60 (Winter 1995-96): 26, reprinted in Fakes & Forgeries, No. 17 (September 1997): 340.
  • 137-43. Issue of 1904-08. Cancellation of specimen: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Vol. IV, p.151.
  • 148-57. High values, 1886-1911. Revenue, reprint and specimen obliteration removed and forged postal obliteration added: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.157.
  • Bogus postmarks. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), pp.53,65.
  • O68. Overprinted 1p Official stamp, perforated 13 of 1896. Forged overprint. Hugh Wynn, “Forgeries and Fantasies of the Australian States”, American Philatelist, Vol. 106 (November 1992): 1011.
  • — Departmental overprints. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1992), pp.66-85. “M.R.G.” Departmental overprint: Hugh Wynn, “Forgeries and Fantasies of the Australian States”, American Philatelist, Vol. 106 (November 1992): 1011.
  • —. “OS” Punctures. Forged Punctures: Hugh Wynn, “Forged ‘OS’ Officials”, Fakes & Forgeries, No. 17 (September 1997): 336.

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