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FRANCE (+colonies), Duval due type, forgeries of the 5 Francs 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

Certified genuine Image obtained from a Harmers auction Most likely genuine Certified genuine
Genuine 5 F Duval type stamps

Forgeries:


Very blur forgery type, even printed together with a 40 c stamp. See also French colonies, postage due stamps, primitive forgery type 1


A 5 F black forgery also with a forged "PARIS 4E/7 NOV 83 R.LAFAYETTE" cancel. There is a tiny dot to the left of the first "R" of "PERCEVOIR" and another tiny dot outside the stamp next to the upper right corner corner ornament (exists in black and brown). I've noticed that the upper part of the upper left square with "RF" is always badly done. See also France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 Fournier forgeries, first type or French colonies, postage due stamps, Fournier forgeries, first type

5 c black Image obtained from a Harmers auction
On the left a partial forgery, made from a genuine 5 c stamp (second image) by scratching out the word "CENTIMES" and replacing it by "FRANCS". In the genuine 5 F stamps (third image), the "A" is not placed exactly on top of the second "E" of "PERCEVOIR" in the genuine stamps. The word "PERCEVOIR" is also not placed in exactly the same position in the 5 c and the 5 F stamps.


The curly ornament to the left of "C" of "CHIFFRE" is not very symmetric. Also the lettering appears thinner than in the genuine stamps, especially the word "TAXE". There appears to be a tiny dot in the right bottom margin next to the "RF" (as also indicated in the Serrane guide). In the perforated stamp, the perforation is not matching in the corners. One of them has a "PARIS 4E/7 NOV 83 R.LAFAYETTE" and another a "UZES 2E/14 NOV 89 GARD" cancel that can also be found in the Fournier Album. Also with forged "SAIGON 3E/7 NOV 86 COCHINCHINE" cancel (as in the Fournier Album).

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A forgery very similar to the above ones (with the dot next to the lower right "RF"), but better printed: the double lines that app ear in the genuine stamps are more or less present.


A "5 FRANC" forgery (instead of "5 FRANCS"), the "5" is also clearly different from a genuine stamp. These forgeries might have been made by the forger Oneglia. Note that the second forgery has the correct inscription "FRANCS". They both have a very badly done second "S" of the lower right "POSTES".


Another blur 5 F forgery with wrong perforation gauge. The "F" and "R" of "FRANCS" are almost touching each other.


In these forgeries, the "F" of "FRANCS" and the "P" of "PERCEVOIR" are vertically aligned.


Forgeries with the perforation in the corners not correct and/or the whole perforation wrong.


Forgery from the same origins as those above?


In my opinion, the "5" is placed too far to the right in this 5 F forgery. The "P" of "PERCEVOIR" is not aligned with the ornaments below it as in the genuine stamp.


Two 5 F black forgeries with the same cancel "L'ETANGE-VERGY 16 1 - 1 COTE D'OR" (a very small village in France with only a few hundred people even now). Also another one from the same village but with a date "7 * 2-8"?


Fournier forgeries of the 5 F black, with cancel "NANTUA 3E/15 JUIL 82 AIN". Note the very short legs of the "R" in "CHIFFRE" on the left stamp.


Fournier forgeries taken from a Fournier Album. The first one has a "UZES 2E/14 NOV 89 GARD" cancel. The third forgery appears to have the "PARIS 4E/7 NOV 83 R.LAFAYETTE" cancel. I think the last one has a "PARIS 12 BD BEAUMARCHAIS 8E/12 DEC 94" cancel. The uncancelled black 1 F forgery has a black blotch under the "CH" of "CHIFFRE".


5 F brown forgery with a "PARIS 12 BD BEAUMARCHAIS 8E/12 DEC 94" cancel (as in the Fournier Album).


Forgery with a "PARIS 4E/7 NOV 83 R.LAFAYETTE" cancel.


Fournier forgery with forged "PARIS 38 2E/15 JUIN 91 R.CLAUDE BERNARD" cancel


A 5 F black forgery with a "PARIS 4E./27 JANV. 82 (60)" cancel.


Forgery with the "C" of "PERCEVOIR" too narrow. The accent on the "A" is rather high and small. See also: French colonies, postage due stamps, primitive forgery type 2. Also the same forgery with forged "BASSE TERRE 1E|21 JUIN 92 GUADELOUPE" cancel (as can be found in the Fournier album).


Forged cancels "ST LOUIS A DAKAR 4 JUIN 92 SENEGAL", "SENEGAL 2 SEPT 92 ST LOUIS" that can be found in the Fournier Album.


Another primitive 5 F forgery.


Forgery with dealer mark at the back (Carion?).


Very badly done 5 F forgery.


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