Forged stamps of St. Pierre et Miquelon

1885. French Colonies surcharged. 5 SPM

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1_Forgery

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Expertized as genuine by  G. Carion/Paris

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1_Forgery2

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1_Forgery3

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1885. French Colonies surcharged. 25 SPM

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1886. P D 5

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1886_PD-5_Forgery

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1891. French Colonies Surcharged

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1891_Maury22b_Forgery

Forged Maury #22b

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce

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St_Pierre_Miquelon_1892_20c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

St_Pierre_Miquelon_1892_25c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

St_Pierre_Miquelon_1892_50c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

St_Pierre_Miquelon_1892_1f_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1912. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce Surcharged 05

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St_Pierre_Miquelon_1912_French_Colonies_Navigation_Commerce_2_Surcharged_05_Genuine

Genuine – both types (regular and wide spacing between ‘0’ and ‘5’)

St_Pierre_Miquelon_1912_French_Colonies_Navigation_Commerce_Surcharged_05_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

St_Pierre_Miquelon_1912_French_Colonies_Navigation_Commerce_35_Surcharged_05_Genuine

Genuine

St_Pierre_Miquelon_1912_French_Colonies_Navigation_Commerce_35_Surcharged_05_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1912. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce 1F Surcharged 10

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St_Pierre_Miquelon_1912_French_Colonies_Navigation_Commerce_1f_Surcharged_10_Genuine

Genuine

St_Pierre_Miquelon_1912_French_Colonies_Navigation_Commerce_1f_Surcharged_10_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

France Libre. F.N.F.L. 5 Cents

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_5c_Forgery

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France Libre. F.N.F.L. 1 Franc

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1f_Forgery

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1941. Noël 1941. France Libre. F.N.F.L. 1,75f

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1.75f_Forgery

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1941. Noël 1941. France Libre. F.N.F.L. 3 Francs

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1941_3f_Forgery

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Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1941_3f_Forgery2

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1943. Vichy semi-postal Airmail

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St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1943_1f50c_Forged_Postmark

Forged postmark on genuine stamp

“o” below “43” instead of the usual ”*”

St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_1943_2f_Forged_Postmark

Forged postmark on genuine stamp

“o” below “43” instead of the usual ”*”

1901. Parcel Post. Surcharged Colis Postaux

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St_Pierre_Miquelon_1901_Parcel_post_French_Colonies_Navigation_Commerce_10_Surcharged_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

St_Pierre_Miquelon_1901_Parcel_post_French_Colonies_Navigation_Commerce_red_10_Surcharged_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

Fournier Forged Postmark

St-Pierre_Et_Miquelon_Fournier_Cancel

St. Pierre et Miquelon 12 Sept. 92

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  • Taylor: St. Pierre et Miquelon Philatelic Journal
  • Taylor: St. Pierre et Miquelon Specialized Stamp Catalog
  • 1-8. Provisional issue (surcharged French Colonies “Sage” stamps), 1885. For forgeries of the basic stamp, see French Colonies 24-45. Forged overprint of 7: H.R. Harmer, “St. Pierre & Miquelon, 25 on 1fc”, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 24 (April 1945): 53-57.
  • 9-11, 15-51. Provisional issues (surcharged and/or overprinted French Colonies Alphee Dubois stamps), 1885-92. For forgeries of the basic stamps, see French Colonies 46-59. Forged “5 S P M” surcharge on the 4c stamp (Scott 10), genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p. 311. Fournier fraudulent postmark: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (May-June 1943): 14.
  • 19-35. Overprinted French Colonies Dubois issue, 1891: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries”, column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (May-June, 1943): 14; Fournier forged overprint and postmarks: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.298 (Yvert 18-34).
  • 60-78. The “Group type issue”, 1892-98. Perforations of the (Fournier) forgeries are reversed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Also see French Congo 18-34.
  • 206C-48A. “France Libre” overprinted issues, 1942. Anon. Note re measurements of the genuine “France Libre/F.N.F.L.” overprints: The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Whole Number 257 (July 1999): 94. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.11.
  • 260-99. Christmas Day plebiscite issues. 1941. Forged overprint. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.11.
  • Genuine postmarks: Robert G. Stone, “St. Pierre & Miquelon: Notes on Postal Markings and on Cancellations on its adhesives”, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (March- April, 1943): 9,12. Robert Stone, “The Postal Markings of Saint Pierre-Miquelon”, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 34 (July 1976): 69-74, continued at (October, 1978): 89-93, and at Vol. 35 (January 1979): 1-7.

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