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FRANCE; Postage due stamps for the French colonies Colonies, Fournier Forgeries, first type, part 1

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1884 As postage due stamps of France, but imperforate, genuine stamps:

20 c green
Presumably genuine stamps

 

Forgeries:

French colonies, postage due stamps, Fournier forgeries, first type, part 2

French colonies, postage due stamps, forgeries

See also France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 forgeries

 

Fournier forgeries:

There appear to be two types of Fournier forgeries (or possibly even more?). See also France Fournier forgeries or France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 Fournier forgeries. Here the easiest type to recognize is shown. It is not clear if Fournier actually made these forgeries, or merely sold them (since they appear with cancels that cannot be found in the Fournier Album).


Block of 3 Fournier forgeries, consisting of the 1 F, 2 F and 5 F brown. The 1 F has a dot to the right of the 'R' of 'PERCEVOIR'. The 2 F has the bottom of the 'S' of 'FRANCS' smudged. The 5 F has a tiny dot to the left of the 'R' of 'PERCEVOIR' and another tiny dot outside the stamp next to the upper right corner ornament.


A whole block of black Fournier Type I forgeries, containing all values


Fournier Type I forgeries.


Very badly printed 5 F black forgery, the "A" has almost disappeared.

The Fournier Type I forgeries can be distinguished by (besides being quite badly printed):
1 c: The frameline above the upper left "RF" is irregular. There is a break in the frameline left to the upper left "RF".
There is a small black line in the white line above the "R" of "CHIFFRE" (I'm not sure if this is always the case)
2 c: There are two breaks in the upper frameline above "CH".
3 c: The right bottom corner has a downwards extension.
4 c: There is a tiny dot in front of the "4".
5 c: In my view, there is a tiny scratch outside the design to the right of the last "S" of the right "POSTES" (but not always?). The left hand side leg of the second "R" in "PERCEVOIR" is partly missing. In some specimens, there is a dot on top of the "I" of "PERCEVOIR"
10 c: The first "R" of "PERCEVOIR" has a white space in the left leg.
15 c: The bottom right corner is rather smudged (I don't know if this is always the case).
20 c: There is a tiny dot in the upper part of the banderole next to the "S" of "CENTIMES".
30 c: A small dot appears just above the lower curl of the "3". Genuine 30 c stamp never have an accent above the "A".
40 c: There is a dot between the "V" and "O" of "PERCEVOIR" (not always?). In my opinion, there is a break in the black line under the "CH".
60 c: There is a tiny dot on top of the first "R" of "PERCEVOIR".
1 F: There is a dot behind the second "R" of "PERCEVOIR" (exists in black and brown)
2 F: The bottom of the "S" of "FRANCS" is badly done (exists in black and brown). In my view, the first "S" of the left "POSTES" has a missing bottom curl. The first "F" of "CHIFFRE" has a scratch in the upper left corner (not always very well visible).
5 F: 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.


These forgeries with a forged "KAYES 21 MARS 95 SOUDAN FRANCAIS" cancel that does not appear in the Fournier Album.


A Fournier forgery of the 2 F, with a "PAPEETE 10 MAI ?4 TA??" cancel which is not given in the Fournier Album.


A Fournier forgery of the 1 F with a forged "CAYENNE 13 ??? GUYANE" cancel.


Fournier forgery of Diego Suarez, the stamp and the overprint are forged.


Fournier forgery of the 1 c value with forged "OBOCK" overprint.


1 c Fournier forgery with forged "Tahiti 1893 TAHITI" overprint.


Fournier forgery of the 1 F value with forged "Cote d'Ivoire Colis Postaux" overprint.

French colonies, postage due stamps, Fournier forgeries, first type, part 2


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