Forged stamps of St. Lucia

1860-1864. Queen Victoria. One Penny, blue

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Lucia_QV_blue_Genuine

Genuine

St.Lucia_QV_blue_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

St.Lucia_QV_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.

1860-1864. Queen Victoria. One Penny, purple

Forgery

St.Lucia_QV_1p_purple_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

1860-1864. Queen Victoria. One Penny, red

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Lucia_QV_1p_red_Genuine

Genuine

St_Lucia_QV_1p_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

St.Lucia_QV_1p_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

St.Lucia_QV_red_Forgery

Forgery

St.Lucia_QV_red_Forgery2

Forgery

St.Lucia_QV_red_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

1860-1864. Queen Victoria. One Penny, black

Forgeries

St.Lucia_QV_1p_black_Forgery

Spiro forgery

St.Lucia_QV_1p_black_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

1860-1864. Queen Victoria. Six Pence, green

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Lucia_QV_6p_green_Genuine

Genuine

St_Lucia_QV_6p_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

St.Lucia_QV_6p_green_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

St.Lucia_QV_6p_green_Forgery

Spiro forgery

St_Lucia_QV_1p_Half_Surcharge_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

1860-1864. Queen Victoria. One Shilling, orange

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Genuine

St.Lucia_QV_orange_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

St_Lucia_QV_1s_Surcharge_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

1860-1864. Queen Victoria. One Shilling, yellow

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Lucia_QV_yellow_Genuine

Genuine

St_Lucia_QV_1s_4p_Surcharge_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

St.Lucia_QV_1s_orange_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

1883-1887. Queen Victoria. 2.5 Penny

Forgery

St.Lucia_1883-1887_QV_2halfp_Forgery

Forgery

1883-1887. Queen Victoria. Six Pence

Forgery

St.Lucia_1886-1898_QV_6p_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery

Postage Due. 2 Penny

Forgery

St.Lucia_Postage_Due_2d_Forgery

Forgery

Missing hand stamped number 

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Literature

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  • Design type A1. Engraved issues, 1860-85. Ten forgeries: John F. Weigand, “Counterfeits of St. Lucia”, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 37 (November 20, 1943): 249,50,56,57.
    Lithographed and engraved forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.297. Seven forgeries of the issues of 1860-64 (1-14), genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.306-10. Unwatermarked forgeries: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.114. Forgeries of the issues of 1860-64 (1-14), all perforated 111⁄2, and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.80,81,98,99.
  • 15-26. Surcharged issues, 1881-85. Oneglia forged basic stamps, surcharge and postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.80,1.
  • 31,34,36. 21⁄2p, 6p, 1/ values, “Colonial Keyplate issue”, 1883-98. Forgery of the 21⁄2p value: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.252. Sperati forgeries of 34,36 and fraudulent postmark: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.60,61 and Plate 18. Sperati forgeries: Robson Lowe, “Sperati and His Craft – IX”, The Philatelist, Vol. 20 (January 1954): 94-96. Remainder cancellation: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • Panelli fraudulent cancellation: A.J. Branston, “The Forgeries of the West Indies” Stamp Collecting, Vol. 125 (October 2, 1975): 239,41.
  • Eleven Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, A11, AP – 7/85 to 1947. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.87-89.

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