Forged stamps of Suriname

Surinam

1873-1875. King Wilhelm III. 2 1/2 Cents

Forgeries

Suriname_1873-1875_King_Wilhelm_III_2.5c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Suriname_1873-1875_King_Wilhelm_III_2.5c_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.

1873-1875. King Wilhelm III. 3 Cents

Forgery

Suriname_1873-1875_King_Wilhelm_III_3c_Forgery

Forgery

1873-1875. King Wilhelm III. 10 Cents

Forgery

Suriname_1873-1875_King_Wilhelm_III_10c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1889. King Wilhelm III. 1 Guilden

Forgery

Suriname_1889_King_Wilhelm_III_1Gl_Forgery

Forgery

1892-1893. Queen Wilhelmina. 10 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_10c_Genuine

Genuine

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_10c_Forgery

Pasche forgery

Suriname_Pasche_corner

Characteristics of Pasche forgeries. Bottom-right corner.

1892-1893. Queen Wilhelmina. 12.5 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_12-5c_Genuine

Genuine

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_12-5c_Pasche_Forgery

Pasche forgery

1892-1893. Queen Wilhelmina. 15 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_15c_Genuine

Genuine

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_15c_Pasche_Forgery

Pasche forgery

1892-1893. Queen Wilhelmina. 20 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_20c_Genuine

Genuine

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_20c_Pasche_Forgery

Pasche forgery

1892-1893. Queen Wilhelmina. 25 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_25c_Genuine

Pasche forgery

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_25c_Forgery

Pasche forgery

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_25c_Forgery2

Pasche forgery

1892-1893. Queen Wilhelmina. 30 Cents

Genuine vs. Forgery

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_30c_Genuine

Genuine

Surinam_1893_Queen_Wilhelmina_30c_Pasche_Forgery

Pasche forgery

1898. King Wilhelm III Surcharged. 10 on 20 Cents

Forgery

Suriname_1898_King_Wilhelm_III_10c_on_20c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1898. King Wilhelm III Surcharged. 10 on 25 Cents

Forgery

Suriname_1898_King_Wilhelm_III_10c_on_25c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1898. King Wilhelm III Surcharged. 10 on 30 Cents

Forgery

Suriname_1898_King_Wilhelm_III_10c_on_30c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1909. Numerial. 5 Cents

Forgery

Suriname_1909_5cents_Forgery

Forgery

Fournier Forged Postmark

Suriname_Fournier_Forged_Postmark

PARAMARIBO 2 7 1890

Fournier Forged Overprint

Suriname_Fournier_Forged_Overprint

1.00 SURINAME

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  • 1-16. King William III regular issue of 1873-89. Fournier forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 25, p.193. Forgeries of the 20c, 30c and 40c: Anon., “Counterfeits and Fakes”, Netherlands Philately, Vol.3 (June 1978): 63. Fournier fraudulent cancellation: Sidney Lake, “Suriname”, American Philatelist, Vol. 45 (January 1932): 157-68, at p.163. Fournier and another forgery and Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.326,27 (Yvert 1-15). Forgery of the 2.50g: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.433. Fournier forgery of the 2½c and fraudulent postmark: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.292. Senf brothers facsimile of the 2.50g: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968): 197.
  • 25-30. Queen Wilhelmina issue of 1892-93. Louis Pasche forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Richard Wheatley, “Suriname: Princess Wilhelmina Forgeries”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No.5 (May 2002): 79,80. Louis Pasche forgeries: Varro Tyler, Linn’s Focus on Forgeries: A Guide to Forgeries of Common Stamps, Revised, Expanded Edition, p.293. Fournier forgeries: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Joseph M. Sousa, “Common Counterfeits And Their Detection”, American Philatelist, Vol. 82 (May 1968): 395. Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 25, p.193. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 2, pp.86,87. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, p.65. Louis Pasche forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.327 (Yvert 23-28).
  • 31-35. Provisional issue, 1898. Fournier cinderella postmark: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • 34. 10c on 25c, 1898. Anon., “Counterfeits and Fakes”, Netherlands Philately, Vol.3 (June 1978): 63.
  • 36-38. First provisional issue of 1900. Fritz Billig, Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 25, p.194. Forgery of the 1g: Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. III, p.65.
  • 39,40. 25c Provisional stamps, 1900. Fournier forgery of the surcharge and fraudulent postmark: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Forged 25c surcharge on 40c: Anon., “Counterfeits and Fakes”, Netherlands Philately, Vol.3 (June 1978): 63.
  • 41,42. 50c Provisional stamps, 1900. Fournier forged surcharge and fraudulent postmark and a second forgery of the surcharge on the 2.50g: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Forged surcharge on the 2.50g and fraudulent postmark.: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.327 (Yvert 40).
  • 62. 5c Typeset, perforated stamp, 1909. Forgery and fraudulent postmark: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • B40. 7½c +5c Red Cross Semi-Postal stamp, 1942. Forged surcharge (small “c“ type): Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • C8-C14. “Do. X“ Airmail issue, 1931. Five forgeries of the overprint: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue); Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.264,65 (Sanabria Airmail Catalog 1-7).
  • C18,C19. 5g and 10g values of the lithographed issue of 1941. Forgeries and remainders: Alexander F. Newall, Airmail Stamps: Fakes & Forgeries, pp.266,67 (Sanabria Airmail Catalog 21-25).
  • J1-J8. Postage Due stamps (Type III), 1886. Two Fournier forgeries, Fournier fraudulent postmark, and another forgery: Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue). Fournier forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.327 (Yvert 1-8).
  • J1-J8. Postage Due stamps (Type I). Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • J1-J8. Postage Due stamps (Type II). Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • J3c, J5c, J7c. 10c,25c,40c Postage Due stamps (Type IV). Pieter F.A. van de Loo, Forgeries of Netherlands Stamps and Former Colonies, (unpaged, listed chronologically by year of issue).
  • Fournier fraudulent cancellation. Sidney Lake, “Suriname”, American Philatelist, Vol. 45 (January 1932): 157-68, at p.163.

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