Forged Stamps of Iceland

Island

1873. 2 Skilling

Genuine vs. forgeries

Iceland_2sk_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_2sk_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

Iceland_2sk_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_1873_2sk_Forgery_4

Forgery

Iceland_2sk_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

1873. 3 Skilling

Genuine vs. forgery

Iceland_3sk_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_3sk_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Iceland_3sk_Genuine_Reperforated

Genuine – Reperforated

Iceland_3sk_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

Iceland_1873_3sk_Forgery

Forgery

1873. 4 Skilling

Genuine vs. forgeries

Iceland_4sk_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_4sk_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

Iceland_4sk_Spiro_Forgery2

Spiro forgery

Iceland_4sk_Forgery

Forgery

1873. 8 Skilling

Genuine vs. forgery

Iceland_8sk_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_8sk_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

1873. 16 Skilling

Genuine vs. forgery

Iceland_16sk_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_16sk_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Iceland_16sk_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

1876-1882. 5 Aur

Genuine vs. Forgery

Iceland_1876_5aur_Genuine

Genuine

Danish numerial ‘1’ postmark

Iceland_1876_5aur_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_5aur_blue_Reperforated

Reperforated

Lasse Nielsen: Udtalelse no. 431490

1876. 10 Aur

Genuine vs. Forgery

Iceland_1876_10aur_Genuine

Genuine

English Edingburgh postmark

Iceland_1876_10aur_Forgery

Forgery

1897. 5 Aur surcharged ‘3’ & ’prír’

Genuine vs. Forgery

Iceland_1897_5aur_3prir_Surcharge_II_Genuine

Genuine – large surcharge

Iceland_1897_5aur_3prir_Surcharge_I_Genuine

Genuine – small surcharge

Iceland_1897_5aur_3prir_Surcharge_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_1897_5aur_3prir_Surcharge_Forgery2

Forgery

1897. 5 Aur surcharged ‘prír’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Iceland_5ore_Prir_small_surcharge_Genuine

Genuine – large surcharge

Iceland_5ore_Prir_large_surcharge_Genuine

Genuine – small surcharge

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery3

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery2

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery3

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery4

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery5

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery6

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery7

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery8

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery9

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery10

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery12

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery11

Forgery

Iceland_5ore_Prir_surcharge_Forgery13

Forgery

1902. GILDI surcharge

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Iceland_1902_Gildi_3aur_1904_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_1902_3aur_Gildi_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_Gildi_5aur_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_Gildi_5aur_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_Gildi_5aur_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_Gildi_5aur_Forgery2

Forgery

Iceland_Gildi_6aur_Genuine

Genuine – Black overprint

Iceland_Gildi_6aur_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_Gildi_6aur_Forgery2

Forgery

Iceland_Gildi_6aur_Forgery2

Forgery

Iceland_1902_Gildi_10aur_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_Gildi_16aur_Genuine

Genuine – Red overprint

Genuine – Double overprint

Iceland_1902_Gildi_40aur_Inverted_Overprint_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_1902_Gildi_50aur_1904_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_1902_Gildi_50aur_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_1902_Gildi_100aur_1904_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_1902_Gildi_100aur_1904_Bern_Reprint

1904 Bern reprint

Iceland_1902_Gildi_100aur_1904_Forgery

Forgery

1925. Sigurdsson Surcharged Kr. 10

Genuine vs. Forgery

iceland_sigurdson_10kr_surchared_1kr_genuine

Genuine

iceland_sigurdson_10kr_surchared_1kr_forgery

Forgery

1933. King Christian Surcharged Hópflug Italia 1933

Genuine vs. Forgeries

iceland_hupflug_italia_1933_1kr_genuine

Genuine

iceland_hupflug_italia_1933_5kr_genuine

Genuine

iceland_hupflug_italia_1933_10kr_genuine

Genuine

iceland_hupflug_italia_1933_1kr_forgery

Forgery

iceland_hupflug_italia_1933_5kr_forgery

Forgery

iceland_hupflug_italia_1933_10kr_forgery

Forgery

1873. Official Stamps. 4 Skilling

Genuine vs. Forgery

Iceland_1873_Official_4sk_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_1873_Official_4sk_Forgery

Forgery

1873. Official Stamps. 8 Skilling

Genuine vs. Forgery

Iceland_Official_8sk_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_Official_8sk_Proof_Genuine

Genuine – Proof

Iceland_Official_8sk_Forgery

Forgery

1876. Official Stamps. 10 Aurar

Genuine vs. Bogus

iceland_1876_official_10aur_genuine

Genuine

iceland_1876_official_10aur_forgery

Bogus

Only issued in shades of blue

1902. Official Stamps surcharged ‘GILDI’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Iceland_1902_Official_3aur_Gildi_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_1902_Official_3aur_Gildi_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_1902_Official_5aur_Gildi_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_1902_Official_5aur_Gildi_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_1902_Official_10aur_Gildi_Genuine

Genuine

Iceland_1902_Official_10aur_Gildi_Inverted_Genuine

Genuine – Inverted

Iceland_1902_Official_10aur_Gildi_Forgery

Forgery

Iceland_1902_Official_20aur_Gildi_Forgery

Forgery

Forged Postmarks

iceland_forged_reykjavik_postmark

Forged ‘Reykjavik’ postmark. Wrong color.

Iceland_Forged_Danish_Postmark

Forged Danish postmark

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  • 1-7. Skilling issue, 1873. Forgery and fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.175,76 (Yvert 1-4). Forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmark: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.505,6. Sperati forgery: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Work of Jean De Sperati II/ Including Previously Unlisted Forgeries, p.84 and Plate D. H. Bynof-Smith, Forged Postage Stamps of Europe and Colonies, Vol. 1, pp.46,47. Forgery and fraudulent postmark: Paper LIII, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, p.129. Remainder cancellation: E.A.G. Caroe, “The Skilling Stamps of Iceland”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 68 (June 1959): 97- 102, at p.98. Favor cancellations: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 8-14. Aurar issue, 1876. Sperati forgery of the 40a: Robson Lowe and Carl Walske, The Work of Jean De Sperati II/ Including Previously Unlisted Forgeries, p.85 and Plate D. Berne and black reprints of the 5 a: Ebbe Eldrup and Orla Nielsen, “Iceland 5 aurar Oval Issue: Black Prints – Not a Fake but a New Discovery“, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 12 (May 2009): 71-76. Proofs (reprints?): Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.68.
  • 20,22-30,45-59 (except 49),52,53,56,57,60. Issues 1882-1903. 1904 Reprints. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, pp.175,76 (1897-1902). Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, notes after 68. Also see “ 45-68“ for another citation.
  • 31-33A. Provisional stamps, 1897. Forged overprint. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.176 (Yvert 18,19).
  • 45-68. 1902,03 Overprints. Reprints: E.A.G. Caröe, “Iceland: The 1902-03 Overprints”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 51 (November 1942): 205-09, addenda (December 1942): 234,35; Reprints of certain values:Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 232. Overprinted stamp, 1940. Arno Debo, “A New Icelandic Forgery“, The Posthorn, Vol.43 (February 1986): 47,48.
  • Peter Winter fraudulent postmarks: Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 60 (July 1994): 72-76.
  • False Reykjavik postmark: Roland Frahm, “False Icelandic Postmark from Reykjavik”, Fakes Forgeries Experts journal, No. 14 (April 2011): 122-24.
  • Revenue cancellations: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, boxed note following Scott 107.
  • O1-O3. Official stamps, 1873. Forgery and fraudulent postmark: Paper LIII, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, p.129.
  • O1-O37. 1873-1908. Favor cancellation: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following O3. Reprints of Scott O10-O12, O20-O24, O28 and O30: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following O30.

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