Forged Stamps of Venezuela

1865. Coat of Arms. Medio Centavo

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Medio_Centavo_Genuine

Genuine

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Medio_Real_Postal_Forgery

Postal forgery

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Medio_Centavo_Forgery

Forgery

1865. Coat of Arms. Un Centavo

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Un_Centavo_Genuine

Genuine

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Un_Centavo_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Un_Centavo_Forgery

Forgery

1865. Coat of Arms. Dos Centavos

Forgery

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

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Dos_Centavos_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1865. Coat of Arms. Medio Real

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Medio_Real_Genuine

Genuine

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Medio_Real_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Medio_Real_Forgery

Forgery

venezuela_1865_coat-of-arms_medio_real_postal_forgery

Postal forgery

venezuela_1865_coat-of-arms_medio_real__tete-beche_postal_forgery

Postal forgery – Tete-Beche

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Medio_Real_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.

1865. Coat of Arms. Un Real

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Un_Real_Genuine

Genuine

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Un_Real_Surcharged_Genuine

Genuine – surcharged

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Un_Real_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Un_Real_Forgery

Forgery

venezuela_1865_coat-of-arms_cover_forgery1

Genuine stamps added to genuine cover

Both cover and stamps are genuine with authentic postmarks. The cover was originally without stamps though. The postmark on the stamps was only used in Ciudad Bolivar, which is very far from Caracas. Covers addressed to “Gaden & Klipsch” are dangerous, as they are often seen altered this way.

1865. Coat of Arms. Dos Reales

Genuine vs. Forgery

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

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Dos_Reales_Genuine

Genuine

Venezuela_1865_Coat-of-Arms_Dos_Reales_Forgery

Forgery

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