Forged stamps of New South Wales

1851-1855. Queen Victoria. Laureate. One penny

Genuine vs. Forgeries

New_South_Wales_QV_1p_Genuine

Genuine – orange-brown

New_South_Wales_QV_1p_Vermilion_Genuine

Genuine – vermilion

New_South_Wales_QV_1p_Reprint

Genuine – carmine

New_South_Wales_QV_1p_Forgery

Forgery

New_South_Wales_QV_1p_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

New_South_Wales_QV_1p_Forgery2

Modern forgery

New_South_Wales_QV_1p_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.

1851-1855. Queen Victoria. Laureate. Two pence

Genuine vs. Reprints vs. Forgery

New_South_Wales_QV_2p_Double_Impression_Genuine

Genuine – double impression

New_South_Wales_1854_QV_2p_Genuine

Genuine 1854 – pos. 16

New_South_Wales_QV_2p_Reprint1

Reprint

New_South_Wales_QV_2p_Reprint2

Reprint

New_South_Wales_QV_2p_Forgery

Forgery

1851-1855. Queen Victoria. Laureate. Three Pence

Forgery

New_South_Wales_QV_3p_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

1851-1855. Queen Victoria. Laureate. Six Pence

Genuine vs. Reprint vs. Forgery

New_South_Wales_QV_6p_Forgery

Genuine

New_South_Wales_QV_6p_Reprint

Reprint

New_South_Wales_QV_6p_Forgery2

Forgery

1851-1855. Queen Victoria. Laureate. Eight Pence

Genuine vs. Reprints

New_South_Wales_QV_8p_Genuine

Genuine

New_South_Wales_QV_8p_Reprint

Reprint

New_South_Wales_QV_8p__blue_Forgery

Reprint

Laureates Characteristics

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Genuine

Characteristics

Face profile: Nose should be hooked

Eyes: Big and sad looking

Back of the neck: Hatched with wide lines so the white in between is visible

Background: Very detailed with lines either vertical waves or horizontal

Color: Listed in Stanley Gibbons

Postmark: Barred numeral postmarks have never been forged

Forgeries

Characteristics

Face profile: Nose is usually pointy, looks nicer than genuine

Eyes: Small, looks nicer than genuine

Back of the neck: Lines only go one direction (like the band) or are full of color

Background: Looks ‘wrong’, lines are different thickness / pattern

Color: Variation not listed in Stanley Gibbons

1854-1855. Queen Victoria. Diadem. Five Pence

Genuine vs. Forgeries

New_South_Wales_1855_5p_Genuine

Genuine

New_South_Wales_1855_5p_Forgery

Forgery

New_South_Wales_1855_5p_Forgery2

Oneglia forgery

New_South_Wales_1855_5p_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.

1854-1855. Queen Victoria. Diadem. Six Pence

Genuine vs. Forgeries

New_South_Wales_QV_6d_Genuine

Genuine

New_South_Wales_Queen_Victoria_Diadem_6p_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

New_South_Wales_QV_6d_Forgery

Forgery

New_South_Wales_6p_Forgery

Forgery

New_South_Wales_6p_Forgery2

Forgery

1854-1855. Queen Victoria. Diadem. One Shilling

Genuine vs. Forgery

Genuine

‘T’ of ‘SOUTH right below ‘T’ of POSTAGE

New_South_Wales_1sh_Spiro_Forgery

Spiro forgery

‘T’ of ‘SOUTH to the left of ‘T’ of POSTAGE

1861-1897. Queen Victoria. Coin. Five Shillings

Genuine vs. Forgeries

New_South_Wales_QV_Coin_5sh_Genuine

Genuine – SG #174

New_South_Wales_SG179_QV_Coin_5sh_Genuine

Genuine – SG #179

New_South_Wales_QV_Coin_5sh_Forgery

Forgery

New_South_Wales_QV_Coin_5sh_Forgery2

Forgery

New_South_Wales_QV_Coin_5sh_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.

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