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MAURITIUS 1847 Forgeries and Reprints

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Reprints:

Reprints were made in 1912 with the original plates, the paper is different from the original stamps. Some of them have the word 'reprint' on the black. See also http://www.stampsmauritius.com/PostOfficeForgeries.htm for more details, examples:

Forgeries:

I have seen many forgeries in the following desings; the 'G' of 'POSTAGE' has a very long tail and the 'A' of this same word is very broad:

Forgery! Forgery!

I have also seen these forgeries in many fancyfull colours, examples:


(reduced sizes)


(Other primitive forgery)

The following stamps are all forgeries:

Forgery!


Rather bad quality forgeries, 2 p blue and 2 p red


Photographic forgeries of the 1 p and 2 p


(overprinted Fac-Simile)


('Faksimile 1986, apparently made in Germany, inscription 'DIE BLAUE MAURITIUS')


(Zoom-in of this 'Faksimile')

Some Peter Winter forgeries (made somewhere in the 1980's) on letter:


(Other forgeries made by Peter Winter)

Another modern 'reproduction':


(Zoom-in of the stamps on the above reproduction)

I've been told that the above reproduction was made by Prophila (50000 pieces seem to have been made). Apparently a photo was used as can clearly be seen from a zoom-in of the stamps (click on any of the two above stamps to see more details). Also the word 'reprint' was added in the design.


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