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Presumably genuine stamps
There appear to be two types of Fournier
forgeries (or possibly even more, there are at least 3 types of
the 1 F). See also
French colonies, postage due stamps, Fournier forgeries, first type or
France Fournier forgeries or
France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 Fournier forgeries, first type or
France Postage Due Stamps, 1881 Fournier forgeries, second type.
Here the more sophisticated second type of forgeries is shown. It is possible that Fournier obtained these forgeries from other forgers. For example, it is known that Venturini made a forgery of a 5 F black postage due stamp (and presumably other values, see Philatelic Forgers by V.E.Tyler, page 53 for an example). Venturini worked closely with Oneglia.
Fournier forgeries of the 1 F black and 5 F black values, some with "FAUX" overprint, (although the "3516" cancel does not appear in the Fournier Album). In my opinion, in the 1 F values, the "1" is placed too far to the left (the top part aligns with the inner vertical frame line) and the last "R" of "PERCEVOIR" is placed too far to the left.
This is a 5 F forgery made by Fournier taken from a Fournier Album of Philatelic forgeries with "FAUX" overprint and green cancel "SAIGON CENTRAL COCHINCHINE 2E/24 OCT 92". Also the same forgery with the same cancel pasted on a piece of paper. Next to it a 2 F forgery also with the same cancel. Also a 1 F and a 2 F with a forged "BACLIEU 1E/27 JUIN 92 COCHINCHINE" cancel. And a 5 F forgery with forged "SAIGON 3E/7 NOV 86 COCHINCHINE" cancel. And a 2 F forgery with "MYTHO 2E/16 AOUT 92 COCHINCHINE" cancel.
In the above forgery, the ornament left to the word "CHIFFRE" is not as symmetric as in the genuine stamps. The white dot to the right of this ornament is placed too far away from the curly parts of the ornament. Many lines that are double in the genuine stamps (top of "CHIFFRE", outer right frameline etc.) have become a single line in Fournier's forgeries. Fournier offered forgeries of the values 1,2 and 5 F in both the colours black and brown. He asked 1 Swiss Franc for all three values in one colour in his 1914 pricelist.
The above-mentioned forged cancel and several other forged Fournier cancels for the French Colonies
A 5 F black forgery with "FAUX" overprint (perhaps Fournier?). In my view the last "S" of the left "POSTES" has a very thin tail.
A pair of imperforate 50 c Fournier forgeries as taken from a Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries. In my opinion, the upper right curly part of the "5" is too curly (it goes too far backwards).
Here some other Fournier forgeries from a Fournier Album, which are different from the above ones.
Forged cancels "SAINT LOUIS 12 SEPT 92 SENEGAL", "ST LOUIS A DAKAR 4 JUIN 92 SENEGAL", "SENEGAL 2 SEPT 92 ST LOUIS" and "DAKAR 11 JUIL 92 SENEGAL" that can be found in the Fournier Album. The first 1 F stamp is a forgery; the top left part of the "1" is tapered off, also the "A" is not positioned under the "A" of "FRANC" in the same way as in the genuine stamps (click here for more information). I am not sure if the basic 2 F and 5 F stamps are genuine or not (most likely not). The last 1 F forgery is of a different type.
Suspicious postage due stamps with "PONDICHERY 1 FEVR 92 INDE", most likely Fournier forgeries?
1 F forgery of the French colonies. The "1" is placed too far to the left and the "A" of "FRANC" should be much further to the right of the grape(?) ornaments just above it. It also exists with a black blotch under the "CH" of "CHIFFRE". I've seen a similar perforated forgery for France. Also a brown 1 F French colonies postage due stamp with a forged "BASSE TERRE 1E|21 JUIN 92 GUADELOUPE" cancel.
2 F, probably Fournier forgeries, in my opinion the "2" is placed too far to the right.
A forgery with a "HANOI 3E/27 FEVR 86 TONKIN" cancel as can be found in the Fournier Album. The "2" is placed too far to the right and the second "R" of "PERCEVOIR" is also too close to the ornaments besides it. Also the same forgery with a forged "TAHITI" overprint.
A 1 F forgery with forged "NAM-DINH 1 OCT 92 TONKIN" cancel. In my opinion, the second "S" of the right "POSTES" has a missing bottom loop. Next to it, a 5 F forgery with the same cancel.
Most likely Fournier forgeries with a forged "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE 2E/3 SEPT 92 NOUMEA" cancel. Note the slightly thicker frameline under the "T" of "TAXE" in the 5 F forgeries.
2 F forgery with a "CAYENNE 2 JUIN 92 GUYANE" forged cancel
This might be forged 1 F and 5 F postage due stamps with a forged cancel "St.PIERRE 1E/11 JUIN 92 MARTINIQUE" as can be found in the Fournier Album.