Forged stamps of Stellaland

1884. Shield. Een Penny

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Stellaland_1p_Genuine

Genuine

Perforated 12

Stellaland_1p_Forgery

Forgery

The 7th vertical line in the lower right quadrant of the shield does not cross into the quadrant above

Stellaland_1p_Forgery2

Forgery

Perforated 13 & 13 1/2

1884. Shield. Drie Pence

Forgery

Stellaland_3p_Forgery

Forgery

Perforated 13 & 13 1/2

1884. Shield. Vier Pence

Forgery

Stellaland_4p_Forgery

Forgery

Perforated 13 & 13 1/2

1884. Shield. Een Shilling

Forgery

Stellaland_1s_Forgery

Forgery

Perforated 13 & 13 1/2

Thanks to Tim Harrison for images of Stellaland forgeries

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Literature

For further research

  • Holmes: Postage Stamps / Postal History, and Postmarks of the Bechuanalands, p.26.
  • 1-6. The first Coat of Arms design, 1884. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. II, p.94. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, p.65. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.326 (Yvert 1-5). Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.424. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.118.

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