Forged stamps of Swaziland

1889. Transvaal Coat of Arms surcharged

Genuine vs. Reprint

Swaziland_5sh_genuine

Genuine

(normal surcharge variety)

Swaziland_5sh_reprint

Reprint

1933. Official Stamps

Forgeries

swaziland_1933_official_half-d_overprint_forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

swaziland_1933_official_1d_overprint_forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

swaziland_1933_official_6d_overprint_forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

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  • 1-9. Coat of Arms issues of 1889 and 1892. Forgeries: J.H. Harvey Pirie “The History of Swaziland”, The London Philatelist, Vol.59 (March 1950): 53-56. Fake overprint: J.H. Harvey Pirie, “Swaziland Forgeries“, The South African Philatelist, Vol. 29 (March 1953): 41-44. Reprints, Fournier forged overprint on genuine used stamps: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.327 (Yvert 1-9). Reprints: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Vol. II, p.94.
  • Seven Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, 17 FEB – 33 to 1943. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.97,98.

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