Forged Stamps of Zanzibar

1895-1889. Indian Stamps Surcharged

Forgeries

Zanzibar_QV_Half_anna_Zanzidar_Variety_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

‘Zanzidar’ variety

Zanzibar_QV_Half_anna_Forged_Overprint

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

Zanzibar_India_6a_Forged_Overprint

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

Zanzibar_India_2a6p_Forged_Overprint

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

Great Britain. Queen Victoria Surcharged

Forgery

Zanzibar_GB_QV_Forged_Overprint

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

British stamps were never used in Zanzibar

Fournier Forged Postmark

Zanzibar_Fournier_Forged_Postmark

ZANZIBAR MA.17 96

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  • Genuine postmarks of Indian adhesives used in Zanzibar during 1854-95: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1661-1947, Vol, II, p.221.
  • 1-37. Overprinted British India issues, 1895-96. Forged surcharge on Scott 17-31A: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.366 (1894-95). Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.365 (Yvert 1-26,42). Three Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, 12 JL. 96, 19 JU 33, 10 MR 37. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, p.103.

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