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FRANCE; Postage due stamps, Primitive Forgery Type 1

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1884 As postage due stamps of France (so-called Duval type), but imperforate, genuine stamps:


Presumably genuine stamps

 

Forgeries:

See also France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 forgeries and
French colonies, postage due stamps, more forgeries

 

Primitive forgery type 1:

I've only seen the 5 F perforated for this forgery type, but many more values for the French colonies can be found here:
French colonies, postage due stamps, primitive forgery type 1


5 F forgery type 1. Note the strange position of the accent on top of the "A".

There might be two types of each of these forgeries. In my view, these forgeries have the following disinguishing characteristics (besides from being printed very badly):
1 c: In the 1 c forgery, the upper part is badly done; especially above the "H" of "CHIFFRE".
3 c: First type: break in the line below the "3".
4 c: The top right part of the "4" has an extension in the genuine stamp, this is missing in this forgery.
5 c: There appear to be at least two types of the 5 c, in one of the 5 c types there are some smudges below "PERC" and the central bar of the first "E" of "CENTIMES" is missing, which also appear in the left stamp of the block of four.
15 c: In one of the types there is a hole in the inner frame below the "I" of "CHIFFRE". The accent on the "A" is missing.
20 c: A vertical black line appears in the white line above the "X" of "TAXE" (but not always?). The bottom left part is very smudged.

Here some of these forgeries for the French Colonies:



This forgery type often appears with the blue "ANJOUAN COL FRANC." cancel. It looks, as if these 1 c, 2 c, 3 c and 4 c stamps were printed together?

French colonies, postage due stamps, primitive forgery type 1


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