Forged Stamps of Venezuela

1863. Eagle. Medio Centavo

Forgeries

There are at least 13 different types of forgeries

Postmarks that consists of dots were never used in Venezuela, so these are easily identified as forgeries.

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Medio_Centavo_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Medio_Centavo_Forgery

Forgery

1863. Eagle. Un Centavo

Genuine vs. Forgeries

There are at least 13 different types of forgeries

Postmarks that consists of dots were never used in Venezuela, so these are easily identified as forgeries.

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Un_Centavo_Genuine

Genuine

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Un_Centavo_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Un_Centavo_Forgery2

Forgery

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Un_Centavo_Forgery

Forgery

1863. Eagle. Medio Real

Forgery

There are at least 13 different types of forgeries

Postmarks that consists of dots were never used in Venezuela, so these are easily identified as forgeries.

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Medio_Real_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1863. Eagle. Un Real

Genuine vs. Forgeries

There are at least 13 different types of forgeries

Postmarks that consists of dots were never used in Venezuela, so these are easily identified as forgeries.

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Un_Real_Genuine

Genuine

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Un_Real_Forgery2

Forgery

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Un_Real_Forgery

Forgery

1863. Eagle. Dos Reales

Genuine vs. Forgeries

There are at least 13 different types of forgeries

Postmarks that consists of dots were never used in Venezuela, so these are easily identified as forgeries.

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Dos_Reales_Genuine

Genuine

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Dos_Reales_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Dos_Reales_Forgery

Forgery

venezuela_1863_eagle_dos_reales_cover_forgery

Stamp added to genuine cover.

All genuine Guaira postmarks after October 1859 had the month and day at the beginning of 1865! The address “Gaden & Klipssch, Bordeaux” is dangerous. There are many examples of covers with stamps added later to this address.

Venezuela_1863_Eagle_Dos_Reales_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.

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