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ONEGLIA FORGERIES, 1906 catalogue, "Naples et Sicile" to "Orange"

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Erasmo Oneglia was an Italian forger in the late 19th century from Turin. He is famous for his engraved forgeries, but he also made photo-lithographed forgeries. Many of his forgeries were previously attributed to the forger Angelo Panelli. The engraved Oneglia forgeries are usually 'overinked'. When Oneglia applied a watermark on his forgeries, it is very clearly visible. His watermarks are impressed instead of being real watermarks. Oneglia also collaborated closely with A.Venturini and E.Spiotti. The exact relationships that these forgers had is not clear up to this day.

 

Oneglia forgeries, 1906 catalogue, "Majunga" to "Malacca"

Naples et Sicile. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1861 - Effigie à droite (Victor. Eman. II) en relief, cadre de couleur: GOUV. PROV.

1 1861 1/2 tornese, vert........................................................................................................................ Fr. -.10
2   1/2 grano, brun Fr. -.05
3   1 grano, noir Fr. -.05
4   2 grana, bleu Fr. -.05
5   5 grana, carmin Fr. -.50
6   5 grana, violet Fr. -.20
7   10 grana, brun jaune Fr. -.20
8   10 grana, jaune Fr. -.20
9   20 grana, citron Fr. -.20
10   50 grana, gris Fr. -.50
11   50 grana, gris violet Fr. -.80

The lettering is completely different from the genuine stamps. Many of them have the cancel "NAPOLI 16 MAGG 61 12 M" or "NAPOLI 19 MAGG 61 12 M". This cancel is listed in the Serrane guide under the 1855 issue of Sardinia and is attributed to "I." of Genoa, I presume it refers to the forger Imperato. Imperato is known to have sold forgeries of Oneglia. I presume this is the case here. Further proof is that the 5 grana two color varieties are found in this forgery type.
In the book 'Philatelic Forgers, their Lives and Work' from V.E. Tyler, a page from the 'Philatelisten Zeitung 18, 100 (1905)' is reproduced with cancels from Oneglia. Among them is the cancel "NAPOLI 19 MAGG 63 12 M", very similar to the above cancels (but with date "63" instead of "61").


Oneglia is known to have used this fancy "Annullato" cancel on his forgeries of Naples as well (see: 'The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries by Robson Lowe & Carl Walske, 1996)

 

 

Nevis. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1861 - Groupe allégorique de femmes aupres d'une fontaine, cadres variés, dentelés, sur blue
(gravure en cuivre)


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1 1861 1 penny, rose terne................... Fr. 0.20
2   4 pence, rose terne Fr. 0.20
3   6 pence, gris Fr. 0.20
4   1 shilling, vert Fr. 0.30
5   1 penny, rose terne sur gris Fr. 0.30
6   4 pence, rose Fr. 0.30
7   6 pence, lilas gris Fr. 0.20
8   1 shilling vert Fr. 0.40
1867 Meme type, dentelés, sur blanc:
9 1867 1 penny, rouge Fr. 0.30
10   5 pence, orange (should probably have been 4 pence) Fr. 0.30
11   1 shilling, vert, blue Fr. 0.30
12   1 shilling, vert, jaune Fr. 0.40
13 1861 1 p., rose Fr. 0.10
14   1 p., rouge Fr. 0.10
15   1 p., orange Fr. 0.10

1861 - Papier blue, blanc, grossière, dent. 14 au lieu de 15:

16   1 penny, rouge Fr. 2.--

Most of the above Oneglia forgeries have a bars with "1" cancel, but there are also a few with the bars with "G" cancel. One even has a strange circular cancel consisting of squares.

 

Nouvelle République. N (New Republic)

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1   1 d., violet sur jaune........................................................................................................................ Fr. 0.20
2   1 d., violet sur gris Fr. 0.20

Since these New Republic forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue).

 

Nepal. N

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1 1881-2 Pièces rouge et vert ...................................................................................................................... Fr. 0.40

Since these Nepal forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue).

 

Norvège. * (Norway)

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1905 - Timbre du 1867 surch. couleur:

1 1905 2 sur 2 s. orange ............................................................................................................................. Fr. 1.50

 

 

Nouvelles Galles du Sud. N (New South Wales)

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1856 - Vue du Sidney:



Note the erroneous cancel "SIDNEY", this word also appears in the description of Oneglia (it should be Sydney).

1 1856 Série de 3 pièces ............ Fr. 3.--

Since these New South Wales forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue).
Nevertheless they sometimes bear a numeral "8" cancel as can also be found on Oneglia forgeries of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

 

Nouveau-Brunswick. * (New Brunswick)

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1851- Armes c.s. azuré (grav. en cuivre):


1 1851 3 pence rouge ................................................................................................................................ Fr. 1.--
2   6 pence jaune Fr. 1.--
3   1 shilling violet Fr. 1.--
4   1 shilling violet rouge Fr. 1.--
Les mêmes, coupés en deux ayant servi pour la moitié de la valeur même prix.

 

Nossi-Be'. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1880 - Timbres des Colonies Françaises avec grand chiffre en surcharge bleu

Timbres de 1877:

1 1880 25 sur 40 cent., rouge ....................................................................................................................... Fr. 2.--
2   25 sur 40 cent., rouge (chiffre petit) Fr. 3.--
Timbres de 1881:

3   5 sur 10 cent., noir sur violet Fr. 1.50
4   5 sur 20 cent., rouge sur vert Fr. 1.50
5   15 sur 20 cent., rouge sur vert Fr. 1.50
6   25 sur 20 cent., brun Fr. 1.50
7   25 sur 40 cent., rouge Fr. 1.50
8   5 sur 10 cent., noir sur violet (chiffre petit) Fr. 2.--
9   5 sur 20 cent., brique sur vert (id.) Fr. 2.--
1890 - Timbres des Colonies Françaises de 1881 avec N. S. B et valeur en surcharge:
10 1890 25 sur 20 cent., rouge sur vert ; ligne au centre Fr. 1.50
11   25 sur 20 cent., rose ; ligne au centre Fr. 1.50
12   25 sur 1 fr. olive ; ligne au centre Fr. 1.50
13   5 sur 20 cent., rouge sur vert ; ornament au centre Fr. 1.50
14   25 sur 20 cent., rose ; ornament au centre Fr. 1.50
15   25 sur 1 fr. olive ; ornament au centre Fr. 1.50
16   25 sur 20 cent., rouge sur vert ; cadre different Fr. 1.50
17   25 sur 20 cent., id. cadre different Fr. 1.50
18   25 sur 75 cent., rose cadre different Fr. 1.50
19   25 sur 1 fr., olive cadre different Fr. 1.50
20   25 sur 20 cent., rouge sur vert ; ornament different au centre Fr. 1.50
21   25 sur 75 cent., rose ; ornament different au centre Fr. 1.50
22   25 sur 1 fr., olive ; ornament different au centre Fr. 1.50
Timbres-taxe.
1881-82 - Timbres des Colonies Françaises de 1881 avec NOSSI-BE', chiffre taxe la valeur et à percevoir
23   20 sur 1 cent., noir sur azuré Fr. 1.20
24   20 sur 2 cent., noir sur paille Fr. 1.20
25   50 sur 30 cent., brun Fr. 1.20
Surcharge renversée:
26   20 sur 1 cent., noir sur azuré Fr. 2.--
27   20 sur 2 cent., noir sur paille Fr. 2.--
28   50 sur 30 cent., brun Fr. 2.--
Timbres des Colonies Françaises de 1881 avec NOSSI-BE', chiffre taxe la valeur et à recevoir, c'est à dire, tout different:
29   35 sur 4 cent., violet Fr. 1.20
30   35 sur 20 cent., rouge sur vert Fr. 1.20
31   1 fr. sur 35 cent., noir sur jaune Fr. 1.20
Surcharge renversé:
32   35 sur 4 cent., violet Fr. 2.--
33   35 sur 20 cent., rouge sur vert Fr. 2.--
34   1 fr. sur 35 cent., noir sur jaune Fr. 2.--


Forgery with forged "HELLE VILLE 1E/17 SEPT 8? NOSSI BE" cancel. This cancel also appears on the above forgeries The genuine cancels I've seen have "HELVILLE"

 

Nouvelle Calédonie. * (New Caledonia)

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1858 - Effigie de Napoléon III:

1 1858 10 cent., gris noir.............................................................................................................................. Fr. -.20

1892 - Timbres des Colonies Françaises avec Nouvelle CALÉDONIE en surcharge oblique:
Timbre de 1877.

1 1892 1 cent., noir sur azuré Fr. 1.--
2   2 cent., brun sur paille Fr. 1.--
3   4 cent., violet Fr. 2.--
4   20 cent., brique sur vert Fr. -.80
5   35 cent., noir sur jaune Fr. 1.50
6   40 cent., vermillon Fr. -.30
7   1 franc., olive  
Timbres de 1881:
8   1 cent., noir sur azuré Fr. 2.--
9   2 cent., brun Fr. 2.--
10   4 cent., violet Fr. 2.--
11   40 cent., vermillon Fr. 1.50
12   75 cent., carmin Fr. -.50
13   1 franc., olive Fr. -.50

All the above forgeries appear to have the cancel "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE 2E/26 FEVR 92", although I am not 100% sure of the Napoleon forgery.


Some French Colonies forgeries presumably made by Oneglia, also with New Caledonia cancel "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE 2E/26 FEVR 92".


Forgeries of the postage due stamps of the French Colonies, all with the same cancel "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE 2E/26 FEVR 92"

 

Nouvelle Écosse. * (Nova Scotia)

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1851 - Armes c. s. azuré (grav. en cuivre)

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1 1851 3 pence, bleu ............................................................................................................................... Fr. -.50
2   3 pence, bleu foncé Fr. -.50
3   6 pence, vert jaune Fr. 1.--
4   6 pence, vert foncé Fr. 1.--
5   1 shilling, lilas Fr. 1.--
6   1 shilling violet Fr. 1.--
Les mêmes, coupés en deux ayant servi pour la moitié de la valeur, même prix.
1857 - Effigie de Victoria, dans un losange c. s. azuré:


The first forgery has a "8" numeral cancel, the second one a bars with "G" cancel, often found on Oneglia forgeries.

7 1857 1 penny, brun rouge Fr. 1.--
1860 Effigie de Victoria, cadres variés, papier blanc, dentelés (gravure en cuivre)

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8 1860 1 cent., noir Fr. -.30
9   2 cent., lilas Fr. -.30
10   5 cent., bleu Fr. -.30
11   8 1/2 cent., vert Fr. -.50
12   10 cent., vermillon Fr. -.20
13   12 1/2 cent., noir Fr. -.30
Idem, en papier crème:
14   1 cent., noir Fr. -.30
15   2 cent., lilas Fr. -.30
16   5 cent., bleu Fr. -.30


Characteristic line of the 1851 arms Oneglia forgeries of Nova Scotia

 

Obock. N

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1893-94

1 1893-94 2 fr. gris vert ............................................................................................................................... Fr. -.60
2   5 fr. blue et rose Fr. 1.50

Since these Obock forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue).

 

Orange. N

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

Freestate Commando Brief.

1   noir sur jaune O.V.S........................................................................................................................ Fr. -.40

Since these Orange Free State forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue).

 

Oneglia forgeries, 1906 catalogue, "Parme"to "Sungei-Ujong"


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