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MAURITIUS, forgeries of the 1848 issue

Les Óles Maurice

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Currency: 12 pence = 1 Shilling; 20 Shillings = 1 Pound
1878: 100 Cents = 1 Rupie

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For the specialist, there are 12 types of each of this stamp (Click here for Mauritius Types of the 1848 issue). Specialists distinghuish between early printing and printings from worn plates.

Genuine stamps:

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Misprint 'PENOE' instead of 'PENCE':

Certified genuine

Reprints?:

The above stamps are said to be reprints from the original plate made in 1877, but they don't resemble the original types at all. The blackprint was supposed to have been made in 1911 from defaced plates.

Forgeries:

Examples of other forgeries:

Forgery!

German(?) forgeries:


This forgery type is also illustrated in this old German stamp album.

Forgeries with 'Facsimile' overprint (and subsequently removed again on the second stamp), also with '27' numeral cancel:

Forgery with overprint 'Fac-Simile' Forgery! Does this one have the 'Fac-Simile' overprint removed?

Overprinted 'Fac-Simile'


Block of four 1 p stamps with 'Fac-simile' overprint pretending to be from a worn plate, note that there are several types.

More information on the 'Fac-simile' stamps can be found by clicking here.


Possibly some forgeries of Italian orgin (Oneglia/Panelli?). They have either the bars with "G" cancel or the bars with "1" cancel that was often used by Oneglia.


Some reprints including ones with the "S" of "POSTAGE" inverted.


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