Forged Stamps of Tobago

1879. Queen Victoria. Half Penny

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Tobago_1879_QV_Half-Penny_Forgery

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1879. Queen Victoria. One Penny

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Tobago_QV_One_Penny_Panelli_Forgery

Panelli forgery

1879. Queen Victoria. Three Pence

Forgery

Tobago_1879_Queen_Victoria_3p_Forgery

Panelli forgery

1879. Queen Victoria. One Shilling

Forgery

Tobago_1879_Queen_Victoria_1s_Forgery

Panelli forgery

1879. Queen Victoria. One Pound

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Tobago_1879_Queen_Victoria_1pound_Forgery

Panelli forgery

1883. Queen Victoria Surcharged. 2 1/2 on Six Pence

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Genuine

Tobago_QV_2half_Penny_on_Six_Pence_Panelli_Forgery

Panelli forgery

Forged Postmarks on Fiscally used Stamps

Beware of fiscally used stamps with their pen-calcellations removed and a fake postmark applied

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Forged postmark

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Forged postmark

Tobago_Fiscally_used_Removed_Pen-cancellation3

Forged postmark

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Forged postmark

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Forged postmark

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  • 1-6. Regular issue, 1879. Revenue stamps distinguished: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Fake of the £1 stamp made by scraping away the “A” of the watermark and adding a thin layer of paper with a “C” in its place: Mercer Bristow, “Altered watermark, cancel detected”, Stamp Collector, Vol.71 (August 4, 1997): 8.
  • 19,21. 4p and 6p values of the issue of 1882-96. Sperati forgeries and fraudulent cancellations: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.63,64 and Plate 20. Sperati forgeries: Robson Lowe, “Sperati and His Craft – XII”, The Philatelist, Vol. 20 (April 1954): 179-84.

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