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FRANCE; Postage due stamps for the French colonies Colonies, Fournier Forgeries, first type, part 2

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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 1

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).


The 30 c, 60 c and 2 F Fournier forgeries (however with cancels that do not appear in the Fournier Album from New Caledonia). Next to it a highly suspicious 60 c stamp (the Benin cancel looks too nice to be true), most likely a forgery (note that both 60 c values have an extension at the top right hand side and breaks in the frameline above the upper left "RF"). In view of the larger margins of these stamps, they cannot have been cut from the sheet containing all values. The 30 c forgery does not appear to be exactly the same as the 30 c black Fournier forgery, there is an extension to the upper right corner.


Two not aligned 5 c forgeries, note the dot on the "I" of "PERCEVOIR". And some other forgeries of the same type in blue as well as black color, also with overprints.

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.


1 F red forgery (very clear dot below the last "R" of "PERCEVOIR") with a "SAIGON" cancel that does not seem to appear in the Fournier Album. Also a strip of 5 c forgeries which are not aligned.


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