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FRANCE (+colonies), Duval due type, forgeries of the 1 Franc value

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France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 issue
France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 other forgeries
France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 Fournier forgeries, first type
French colonies, postage due stamps, Fournier forgeries


Genuine 1 F Duval type stamps


I've noticed that in all genuine 1 Franc stamps I've seen, there is a tiny scratch below the lower 'grape' pattern.

Forgeries:


Forged perforation on a French Colonies imperforate 1 F postage due stamp. The next stamp also appears to have forged perforation. These forgeries were made from imperforate French colonies stamps, since those are many times cheaper than this French postage due stamp. I've also heard of forged 40 c black stamps by reperforating the French Colonies stamps (other values might exist?), but I don't have an image available of such a forgery


Here a perforated stamp of France (cancelled in Savoie), with the perforations cut off to make it appear to be a French Colonies stamp. The perforation can still be seen in the upper right corner.


Here the opposite case, the perforation appears to have been forged, but the basic stamp is a French Colonies stamp?

Forgery Genuine Genuine
On the left two forged 1 F stamps, made from a 1 c stamp, by erasing the word "CENTIME" and replacing it be "FRANC" (this can be seen on the first stamp, where a region around "FRANC" is clearly a different 'white' color). It is rather deceptive, but the "1" of the 1 c and the 1 F are different, see the images of a genuine 1 c and a genuine 1 F next to it. Also in the genuine 1 F stamp the "A" is not straight above the second "E" of "PERCEVOIR" as it is in the 1 c value.


A 1 F brown forgery with the "A" not placed in the same spot with respect to the "A" of "FRANC" when compared to a genuine stamp, the printing is quite bad.


A 1 F forgery with the top left part of the "1" tapered off. Also the "A" is not positioned under the "A" of "FRANC" in the same way as in the genuine stamps. The "C" of "PERCEVOIR" is too narrow. See also: France Postage Due Stamps, primitive forgery type 2 for other values of this forgery type.


Forged 1 F stamps with wrong perforation gauge. Also a imperforate forgery of the same type. In these forgeries, the curly ornaments at both sides of the word "CHIFFRE" are very badly done.


In this forgery, the "1" is placed too far to the left, the last "R" of "PERCEVOIR" is placed too far to the left as well. The "A" between "FRANC" and "PERCEVOIR" is very small.

"BASSE TERRE 1E|21 JUIN 92 GUADELOUPE" "BASSE TERRE 1E|21 JUIN 92 GUADELOUPE"
In this forgery, the second "R" of "PERCEVOIR" is placed too far to the left and the "1" is also placed too far to the left. Contrarily to the previous forgery, the "A" between "FRANC" and "PERCEVOIR" is not too small. Some of them appear with a forged Fournier cancel, such as the DAKAR 11 JUIL 92 SENEGAL", "NAM-DINH 1 OCT 92 TONKIN" or "BASSE TERRE 1E|21 JUIN 92 GUADELOUPE" as shown here. There are several subtypes, with the "1" placed at slightly different spots. The perforation is not correct in the corner in the perforated stamps.


The same forgery type, but now with a smudge under the "C" of "CHIFFRE".


The same forgery type, but another subtype with a kink in the curved line below the "P" of the left "POSTES"


Yet another forgery with the second "R" of "PERCEVOIR" is placed too far to the left, however, now the "1" is placed in the right position.


Believed to be Fournier forgeries. There is a dot behind the last "R" of "PERCEVOIR" (exists in black, brown and lilac). Also there is a break in the banderole next to the "C" of "FRANC". See also France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 Fournier forgeries, first type


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