Forged Stamps of St. Christopher

1870-1884. Queen Victoria. Half Penny

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St.Christopher_QV_half-p_Forgery

Torres forgery

1870-1884. Queen Victoria. One Penny

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St.Christopher_QV_1p_Genuine

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St.Christopher_QV_1p_Forgery1

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St.Christopher_QV_1p_Forgery2

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St.Christopher_QV_1p_Forgery3

Forgery

St.Christopher_QV_1p_Forgery4

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1870-1884. Queen Victoria. 2 1/2 Penny

Forgery

St_Christopher_QV_2-5p_Panelli_Forgery

Panelli forgery

1870-1884. Queen Victoria. Three Pence

Forgery

St.Christopher_QV_3p_Forgery

Torres forgery

1870. Queen Victoria. Six Pence

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Christopher_QV_6p_Genuine

Genuine

St_Christopher_QV_Six_Pence_green_Panelli_Forgery

Panelli forgery

St.Christopher_QV_6p_Forgery

Forgery

St.Christopher_QV_6p_Forgery2

Torres forgery

St.Christopher_QV_6p_Forgery3

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St.Christopher_QV_6p_4p_overprint_Forgery

Forgery

St.Christopher_QV_6p_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.

1890. Queen Victoria. Six Pence

Forgery

St_Christopher_QV_Six_Pence_brown_Panelli_Forgery

Panelli forgery

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  • 1-23. All issues, 1870-1888. Unwatermarked forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.296. Unwatermarked forgeries of the 1870 issue: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.114, 79. Two forgeries of the 1p stamps, genuine and fraudulent postmark: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol.2, pp.299,300. See individual issues below for more citations.
  • 2,3. 1p lilac rose and 6p, 1870. Spiro Brothers forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Paper XLVI, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, pp.114,15.
  • 14. 4p gray of 1884. Sperati forgery. Robson Lowe, “Sperati and His Craft – IV”, The Philatelist, Vol. 19 (August 1953): 276-78.
  • 15. 6p value, 1896. Sperati forgery and fraudulent postmarks: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, p.60 and Plate 18. Sperati forgery of a die proof and fraudulent postmark: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Vol. VI, pp.137,38.
  • 18. 1p on 6p, 1886. Forged surcharge. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. VI, p.136.
  • Revenue cancellation: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note after 20.
  • de Thuin fraudulent postmarks. James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.38.

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