Forged Stamps of Wenden

Livonia

1863. Briefmarke. Schen Kreises. 2 Kopek

Genuine

Wenden_1_Genuine

Genuine

1863. Packenmarke. Schen Kreises. 4 Kopek

Genuine

Wenden_2a_Genuine

Genuine – Michel #2a

Wenden_2b_Genuine

Genuine – Michel #2b

1864. Livland Coat of Arms. 2 Kopek

Genuine vs. Forgery

Wenden_1864_2k_Genuine

Genuine

Wenden_1864_2k_Sperati_Proof_Forgery

Sperati forgery

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  • L2,L3. Wenden issue of 1863. Reprints and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.294,95 (Yvert, Wenden, 2,3). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.189. Fraudulent postmark: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.560,61. 1880 Official imitations: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.1163,64; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • L4-L6. Wenden Coat of Arms issue of 1863-71. Reprints and forgeries: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.295 (Yvert 4-6). Sperati forgeries: British Philatelic Association (Publisher), The Work Of Jean De Sperati, pp.170,71 and Plate 115. Forgery of L5: Robson Lowe, The Oswald Schröder Forgeries, p.14. Spiro Brothers, Sperati and four other forgeries of the 1863 and 1864 stamps (Scott L4,L5), Baron von Campenhausen’s Official Imitation (1880), and Herr von Hirschheydt’s Official Imitations (1893): W.P. Fletcher, “The Characteristics Of The Genuine, Reprints, And Forgeries Of The Imperforate 2k Stamps of Wenden 1863-1870”, British Journal of Russian Philately, Vol. 4, No.30 (March 1962): 6-10. Sperati and another forgery of the 1871 stamp, 1880 and 1893 Official Imitations: W.P. Fletcher, “The Characteristics Of The Genuine, Reprints, And Forgeries Of The Imperforate 2k Stamps of Wenden 1863-1870”, id. at p.10. Forgeries of the 1863 and 1864 stamps, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 2, pp.561,62. Reprints: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.189,90 (1863, 1864, 1871). 1894 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, pp.162,64. Official imitations: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • L8, L8a, L9. Wenden green and red stamps of 1875 and 1878. The 1880 and 1883 Reprints of the 1975 stamp and 1893 reprint of the 1878 stamp: A. Rosselevitch, “Wenden County Post”, Russian Philatelist, No.1 (May-June 1961): 6-9. The 1894 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.163; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog; notes following L8 and L10. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.190. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.295 (Yvert 8-10).

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