Forged stamps of Tahiti

1882. Stamps of the French Colonies, Surcharged

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Tahiti_1882_25c-on-35c_Forgery

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Tahiti_1882_25c-on-1f_Forgery

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1893. Stamps of the French Colonies Surcharged ‘TAHITI’

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Tahiti_1893_25c_Genuine

Genuine Yvert #14

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Tahiti_1893_25c_Forgery

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1893. Stamps of the French Colonies Surcharged ‘1893 TAHITI’

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Tahiti_1893_1c_Forgery

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Tahiti_1893_4c_Forgery

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Tahiti_1893_5c_Forgery

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1903. Stamps of the French Oceanic Settlements Surcharged

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Tahiti_1903_10c-on-40c_Forgery2

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Tahiti_1903_10c-on-40c_Forgery

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  • 1-1B, 2-4. Provisional issues, 1882 and 1884. Measurements of genuine surcharges: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.339 (Yvert 1-3 and 4-6). Surcharges were not officially sanctioned: Jan Kindler, “French and Related Philatelic Dubieties”, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol.20, Whole No..111 (August- October, 1961): 30. Forged postmarks: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries”, column The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (March-April, 1943): 10,11. For forgery of the basic stamps of the 1884 issue see French Colonies 46-59.
  • 5-28. Surcharged or overprinted “Alphee Dubois” stamps of French Colonies, 1884 and 1893. For forgery of the basic stamp see French Colonies 46-59. Fournier and another forged overprint on the 1893 issue, diagonal overprint, and fraudulent postmark: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (March- April 1943): 11. Fournier fraudulent postmarks on the 1893 issue: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.339 (Yvert 7-18 and 19-30). Overprint on the 1c, 2c, 4c, yellow 25c, 35c stamps, 1893 (both issues) may not have been officially sanctioned: A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (March-April 1943): 11.
  • J1-J13. Postage Due stamps of 1893, diagonal overprint. Fournier and another forged overprint and fraudulent postmark. A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 2 (March-April 1943): 11.

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