Forged stamps of St. Vincent

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. Half penny, yellow

Genuine vs. Forgery

St.Vincent_QV_half_penny_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vincent_QV_half_penny_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. One Penny, red

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Vincent_QV_1p_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vincent_QV_1p_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

St.Vincent_QV_1p_Panelli_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

St.Vincent_QV_1p_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. One Penny, black

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Vincent_QV_1p_black_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vincent_QV_1p_black_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

Taylor forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. One Penny, blue

Forgery

St.Vincent_QV_1p_Blue_Forgery

Torres forgery

St.Vincent_QV_1p_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.

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. One Penny, green

Genuine vs. Forgery

St.Vincent_QV_1d_green_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vincent_QV_1p_Taylor_Forgery

Taylor forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. Four Pence, yellow

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Vincent_QV_4p_yellow_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vincent_QV_4p_yellow_Panelli_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

St.Vincent_QV_4p_yellow_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

St_Vincent_QV_4p_Forgery3

Forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. Four Pence, blue

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Vincent_QV_4p_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vincent_QV_4p_Panelli_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

St.Vincent_QV_4p_Forgery

Forgery

St.Vincent_QV_4p_Forgery2

Forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. Six Pence, green

Genuine vs. Forgeries

St.Vinvent_QV_6p_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vinvent_QV_6p_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

Spiro forgery

St.Vincent_QV_6p_green_Panelli_Forgery1

Oneglia forgery

St.Vincent_QV_6p_green_Panelli_Forgery2

Oneglia forgery

Forgery

St.Vincent_QV_6p_green_Forgery2

Forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. One Shilling, slate

Forgeries

St.Vincent_QV_1s_slate_Forgery

Forgery

St.Vincent_QV_1s_slate_Spiro_Forgery1

Spiro forgery

St.Vincent_QV_1s_slate_Forgery

Forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. One Shilling, brown

Forgery

St_Vincent_QV_1s_brown_Panelli_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. One Shilling, blue

Forgery

Spiro forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. One Shilling, orange

Genuine vs. Forgery

St.Vinvent_QV_1s_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vinvent_QV_1s_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. One Shilling, red

Genuine vs. Forgery

St.Vincent_QV_1s_red_Genuine2

Genuine SG#20. BPA certificate (1957)

St.Vincent_QV_1s_red_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vincent_QV_1s_red_Panelli_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

1880. Coat of Arms. 5 Shilling

Genuine vs. Forgery

St.Vincent_1880_5s_Genuine

Genuine

St.Vincent_1880_5s_Forgery

Senf forgery

St.Vincent_1880_5s_Forgery2

Forgery

St.Vincent_1880_5s_Forgery3

Forgery

St.Vincent_1880_5s_Forgery4

Forgery

1880. Queen Victoria. Bisect

Genuine vs. Forgery

St.Vincent_1880_QV_Bisect_Genuine

Genuine – SG #33a

St.Vincent_1880_QV_Bisect_Forgery

Forgery

Wrong color

1899. Queen Victoria. 5 Shilling

Forgery

St_Vincent_QV_5s_Smeets_Forgery

Smeets forgery

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  • Design type A1. First Queen design, 1861-97. Robson Lowe, “St. Vincent: Forgeries and Fakes”, The Philatelist, Vol. 36 (September 1970): 398-403, continued at Vol. 37 (October 1970): 16-19. Spiro Brothers and Panelli forgeries: Evert Klaseboer, Stamps: Catalogue, CD Rom, Vol.1 (Singapore, February 2008). Five forgeries of basic stamps and forged surcharge on Scott 57: John F. Weigand, “Counterfeits of St. Vincent”, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Vol. 38 (June 3, 1944): 303,4. Lithographed and engraved forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.300,1 (1861-97). Two forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.313-15. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.115. Oneglia forgeries of stamps and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.81-83. Forgery of the 1sh, 1880,81: Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.40. Forgery of the 4p, 1869: Paper XXXI, The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, p.81.
  • 29,54. 5sh Seals, 1880 and 1888. Robson Lowe, “St. Vincent: Forgeries and Fakes”, The Philatelist, Vol. 36 (September 1970): 398-403, continued at Vol. 37 (October 1970): 16-19, at pp.398-400. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.301 (Yvert 18,30a,38). Forgery and facsimile of 5sh rose, 1880: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.115. Senf brothers facsimile of the 5sh rose, 1880: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968): 196.
  • 30-33,36-39,46,51,57,58. Provisional stamps of 1880 and 1881, 4p,6p and 1sh values of 1883- 84, 4p ultrmarine and 6p violet values of 1883-97, 21⁄2p on 4p, 1890, and 5p on 4p, 1892. The 1⁄2p on half of 6p, 1880, issues of 1881, and 21⁄2p on 4p, 1890 ( Scott 30-33,57): Robson Lowe, “St. Vincent: Forgeries and Fakes”, The Philatelist, Vol. 36 (September 1970): 398- 403, continued at Vol. 37 (October 1970): 16-19, at pp.398-400. Forgeries of 1⁄2p bisect and 4p Provisional stamps, 1881 (31,33): The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.301 (Yvert 20-23). Forged 21⁄2p surcharge on 4p, 1890 (Scott 57): Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol.2, p.315. Forgeries of basic stamp, surcharge and postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.81-83.
  • 55. 1p on 21⁄2p, 1885. Robson Lowe, “St. Vincent: Forgeries and Fakes”, The Philatelist, Vol. 36 (September 1970): 398-403, continued at Vol. 37 (October 1970): 16-19, at pp.398-400.
  • 115 or 130. 5/ KGV, 1913-14 or 1921-32. Hialeah forgery: Peter Elias, “The Hialeah Forgeries”.
  • Fraudulent 19th century postmarks. Robson Lowe, “St. Vincent/ Chapter VII/ Forgeries and Fakes”, The Philatelist, Vol. 37 (October 1970): 16-19.
  • Eight Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, A10, SP 20/09 to 1943. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.89,90.

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