Forged stamps of Victoria

1850

Victoria

Half Length

 
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Victoria_1850_Half-Length_2p_Genuine
Victoria_1850_Half-Length_3p_Genuine

1854-1912

Queen Victoria

 
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Victoria_QV_5sh_Forgery
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Victoria_1858_QV_1p_Forgery
Victoria_1862_QV_6p_Forgery
Victoria_1874_QV_2sh_Forgery

1901

King Edward

 
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Stamp Duty

 
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  • 1-173. Issues of 1850-91. Distinguishing U.P.U. reprints of 1891 (including those not overprinted “Reprint”): Ed Williams, “Victoria Reprints”, The Australian Informer, Bulletin of the Society Of Australian Specialists, Vol. 33 (July-August 1988): 138-40. 1891 Reprints of issues of 1850-85: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.158-62; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalogue of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, pp.67-70; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following No.178; J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.125. See below for more citations.

    Design types A1, A2, A4. J.R.W. Purves, “Victoria: The Jeffries Forgeries of 1891”, The Philatelist, Vol. 42 (July 1976): 295-99. See individual series and stamps below for more citations.

    1-12. The “Half-Lengths“ issue, 1850. Jeffryes, Spiro Brothers and other forgeries and bogus postmarks: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), pp.1-32. U.P.U. reprints of 1891: J.R.W. Purves, “New Studies in the ‘Half-Lengths’ of Victoria”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 57 (January 1948): 1-4. Engraved and lithographed forgeries: A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Victoria”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 27 (December 1934): 177-80. Forgeries and 1891 perforated reprints: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.362,63 (Yvert 1-3). Forgery of the 1p, forged roulette on the 1p and 2p, two forgeries of the 2p and 3p, 1850, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.675-680. Forgeries iof the 1850 issue: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.123,24. Jeffryes forgeries of 2p and 3p: Alfred J. Branston, “The Forgeries of George Kirke Jeffryes” The Philatelist and PJGB, Vol. 6, (July-August 1986): 174-77, continued from (March-April 1986): 65, and continued at (September-October 1986): 205-8, and at (November-December 1986): 272,73, at pp.205-8. Forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.90,91. Senf brothers facsimile of the perforated 3p, 1850: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968): 198. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries (p.123). Reprints: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.205, 269.

    14-16. The “Queen Enthroned issues”, 1852 and 1854. Jeffreys, Panelli and other forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), pp.33-53. Jeffryes forgeries: Alfred J. Branston, “The Forgeries of George Kirke Jeffryes” The Philatelist and PJGB, Vol. 6 (July-August 1986): 174-77, continued from (March-April 1986): 65, and continued at (September-October 1986): 205-8, and at (November-December 1986): 272,73, at pp.205-8. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Victoria”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 27 (December 1934): 177-80. Alden C. Johnson, Forgeries Old and New, Vol. 2, p.46. Forgeries and 1891 perforated reprints: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.363 (Yvert 4,5). Two forgeries, genuine postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.680-82. Forgeries and fraudulent postmark: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.90,91. Reprint of the engraved 2p: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue; The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661- 1947, Vol. IV, p.215, 269. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.124. Reprint of Scott 14: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue.

    20,22.Rouletted 6p and 2sh stamps, 1857-58. Faked roulette: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.682.

    Design type A4. 1sh stamps, 1854-59. Jeffryes and other forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), pp.54-66. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Victoria”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 27 (December 1934): 177-80. Forgery, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.682,83. Jeffryes forgery of the lithographed and imperforate stamp, 1854-58: Alfred J. Branston, “The Forgeries of George Kirke Jeffryes” The Philatelist and PJGB, Vol. 6 (July-August 1986): 174-77, continued from (March-April 1986): 65, and continued at (September-October 1986): 205-8, and at (November-December 1986): 272,73, at pp.205-8. Reprint of the lithographed stamp, perf.12, 1859: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.217, 269.

    29,30. Engraved 1p of 1856 and 6p of 1858. Panelli and other forgeries: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), pp.67-75. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Victoria”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 27 (December 1934): 177-80. Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries, pp.90,91. Bogus roulette on the 1p, forgery of the 6p, genuine and fraudulent postmark: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.684. Reprints: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.218, 269; The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.363 (Yvert 13,14); Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue.

    31-54. “Emblem”series, 1857-60. Unwatermarked forgeries: Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), p.76. The yellow green 1p imperforate, 1857-61: A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Victoria”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 27 (December 1934): 177-80. The imperforate 4p rose, 1857-61: Printer’s waste distinguished. Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, note after No.39.

    56-66. “Beaded Ovals” issues of 1860-63. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991):.77-81. Fournier and another forgery: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.363 (Yvert 29-30,32-34). A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Victoria”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 27 (December 1934): 177-80. Forgery of the orange 6p, 1860-62, genuine and fraudulent postmark: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.684,85. Cancellation of forgery: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, pp.223-24

    67,69,70. The “Netted Corners” issue, 1861-63. Forgeries and fraudulent postmarks. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), pp.77-81. Reprint of 67: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.224,25, 69.

    68,71. 6p blacks, 1861-63. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.124. 1891 Reprint: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.225, 69.

    74-80. Laureated series, 1863-67. 1891 Reprints: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.229, 69.

    83,97. 3p values of 1863-67. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria, (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), p.87.

    99. 10p value of 1863-67. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Victoria”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 27 (December 1934): 177-80.

    110-23. Laureated series of 1867-78. The 1891 Reprints: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, pp.233,34,69. See stamps below for more citations.

    120-22. 5sh values of the Laureated issue of 1867-78. Reprints distinguished: J.R.W. Purves, “Victoria: The Big Story Of A Little Stamps. The History Of The 5/. ‘Laureated’ from 1867- 1912”, The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 34 (September 1955): 219, continued at (November 1955): 303, and at Vol. 35 (May 1956): 175-87, at pp.178,79. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria, (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), pp.82-86. Two forgeries of the blue on yellow stamp and a forgery of the blue and red stamp, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.685,86. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.124. Paper XXXI, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, p.81. Forgery of the blue on yellow stamp: A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Victoria”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 27 (December 1934): 177-80. Senf brothers facsimile of the blue on yellow stamp: Varro E. Tyler, “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, The American Philatelic Congress Book 34 (1968): 198. Forgeries of the blue and rose and ultrmarine and rose stamps: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.363 (Yvert 51-67).

    124. 1⁄2p on 1p, 1873. Forged surcharge. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), p.89.

    125. 9p on 10p, 1871. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of Victoria”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 27 (December 1934): 177-80.

    128. 9p value, watermark V and Crown, 1875. Forgery and genuine postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, p.687. 1891 Reprint: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.235, 69.

    132-34. 1p values of the issue of 1873-81. Unwatermarked forgeries. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), p.81.

    139. 2sh value of the issue of 1873-81. Fournier forgery: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.363 (Yvert 70-75). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.124,25.

    148. 2p value of the issue of 1884-86. Fournier forgery and fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.363 (Yvert 83-93). Same forgery: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.125.

    155-58. Overprinted issue of 1885. Forged overprint. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), p.90. Reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue.

    167,68. 1sh6p stamps, 1889. Mavis Pope id. at pp.91-93

    169-78. Regular issue, 1890-95. Forgery of the 9p values: Mavis Pope, id. pp.94-96. 1891 reprints: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue.

    193-205. Q.V. issue 1901. Cancellation of specimen: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.253.

    206,8. K.E. VII issue, 1901-05. Cancellation of specimen: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, p.253.

    218-30. Regular issue of 1905-10. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria, (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), pp.98,99.

    AR1-AR65. Postal-Fiscal Stamps, 1870-90. Fakes made by removing pen cancellations and adding fraudulent postmark: Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue, boxed note before AR1. AR26. £5 rose, Postal-Fiscal stamp, 1884-96. Senf brothers facsimile: “The Gebrüder Senf Facsimiles”, p.198.

    Genuine early cancellations. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol. IV, pp.189-95.
    Bogus postmarks. Mavis Pope, Stamp Forgeries of Victoria, (Birmingham Gardens, NSW Australia, 1991), pp100-2.

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