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FRANCE, Postage due stamps 1881, Forgeries, Type 8 "Geestemunde"

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France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 issue.

1881 Issue, genuine stamps:

  2 Fr brown

 

These stamps, but imperforate, were used in the French colonies.

 

Forgeries:

See also: French colonies, postage due stamps, forgeries.
France Postage Due Stamps, (primitive) forgery type 1
France Postage Due Stamps, (primitive) forgery type 2
France Postage Due Stamps, (primitive) forgery type 3
France Postage Due Stamps, forgery type 4
France Postage Due Stamps, forgery type 5
French colonies, postage due stamps, forgery type 6

These forgeries appear often to have a "GEESTEMUNDE 4:9 7?" cancel (a town in Germany). They might be of German origins. I think even this cancel is not a genuine cancel, since it does not resemble the genuine cancels I've seen from this town. I've only seen these forgeries for the French Colonies (imperforate) and only with overprints "OBOCK", "TAHITI" and "ST.PIERRE M-on"..


Genuine "GEESTEMUNDE ZOLLVEREIN" cancel on stamps of Hannover and a later "GEESTEMUNDE" cancel used in 1875.


These stamps, overprint and cancels are all forged. Note the cancel "GEESTEMÜNDE 4:9 7?".


More of these forgeries with forged "TAHITI" overprint.


Another uncancelled forgery with Benin.

In my opinion, the specific characteristics for each value are:
2 c: it appears as if this value was created from a genuine perforated stamp; part of the perforation can still be seen on top.
20 c: there is a nick in the upper frameline above the second "F" of "CHIFFRE". The "A" does not have an accent
2 F: the upper left internal portion missing.


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