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ONEGLIA FORGERIES, 1906 catalogue, "Parme" to "Sungei-Ujong"

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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, "Naples et Sicile" to "Orange"

Parme (Duché) *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1852 - Couronne, fleur de lis dans un cercle:

1 1852 5 cent., noir sur jaune ................................................................................................................... Fr. -.10
2   10 cent., noir sur blanc Fr. -.10
3   15 cent., noir sur rose Fr. -.10
4   25 cent., noir sur violet Fr. -.10
5   20 cent., noir sur blue (should have been 40 cent.,) Fr. -.10
1857:
6 1857 5 cent., jaune sur blanc Fr. -.20
7   15 cent., rouge sur blanc Fr. -.20
8   25 cent., brun sur blanc Fr. -.20
1857 Petit écusson, couleur sur blanc:
9 1857 15 cent., rouge Fr. -.50
10   25 cent., brun Fr. -.50
11   40 cent., bleu Fr. -.50
1853-57 Taxe-fiscale, inscription noire sur couleur:

12 1853-57 6 cent., rose Fr. -.40
13   9 cent., bleu Fr. -.40
Gouvernement Provisoire.
1859 - Inscriptions, type des timbre-taxe, couleur sur blanc:

14 1859 5 cent., vert Fr. -.60
15   10 cent., brun Fr. -.60
16   20 cent., bleu Fr. -.50
17   40 cent., rouge Fr. -.60
18   18 cent., jaune (should have been 80 cent.,) Fr. 1.--

In the book 'Philatelic forgers, their Lives and Works' by V.Tyler, a copied page of the 'Philatelisten Zeitung 18 page 100, 1905' is reproduced with a forged Oneglia "PARMA 14 MARZ 58" cancel. Apparently other cancels were also used by Oneglia.
The distinguishing characteristics of these forgeries are:
First 1852 issue: Note the very strange "S" of "STATI"
Second 1857 issue: there is a thick line of color connection the top of the fleur de lis with the containing ellipse
Third 1859 issue: the genuine stamps have a missing top right serif of the "I" of "STATI", this forgery has a top right serif (many other forgeries also have this wrong design by the way).


This forgery of the same type even looks like it is engraved.

 

Perse. N

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1 1882 5 et 10 fr.: la série de deux ........................................................................................................... Fr. 1.20

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

 

Prusse. N

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1856-61 - Envelopes ovales, inscription diagonale:

1 1856-61 Série de 5 pieces...................................................................................................................... Fr. 6.--

Since these Prussia forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue). I'm actually not entirely sure what is being offered here, are these the full envelopes, or just cuts of envelopes?

 

Philippines. N.

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1898 - Dent. 14:

1 1898 60-80 cent., 1 et 2 pesos. Série de 4 pièces.......................................................................................... Fr. 10.--

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

 

Porto-Rico. N.

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1898 - Dent. 14:

1 1898 60-80 cent., 1 et 2 pesos. Série de 4 pièces.......................................................................................... Fr. 10.--

Since these Porto Rico forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue). There are several, rather crude, forgeries of these stamps. I do not know which of these were offered by Oneglia here.

 

Perù. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1858 - Fond de lignes ondulées. Petite inscription:

1 1858 1/2 peso, jaune................................................................................................................................ Fr. 2.--
Erreur.
2   1/2 peso, rose Fr. 5.--

 

Paraguay. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1870 - Armes:

1 1870 1 cent., rose..................................................................................................................................... Fr. -.25
2   2 cent., bleu Fr. -.75
3   3 cent., noir Fr. 1.--
1878 - Timbres de 1870 surcharge verticale (grand chiffre):
4 1878 5 cent. sur 1 rose Fr. 1.--
5   5 cent. sur 1 rose (surch. bleu) Fr. 1.--
6   5 cent. sur 1 bleu Fr. 1.50
7   5 cent. sur 2 bleu (surch. bleu) Fr. 1.50
8   5 cent. sur 3 noir Fr. 2.--
9   5 cent. sur 3 noir (surch. bleu) Fr. 2.--
Surcharge verticale (petit chiffre):
10   5 cent. sur 2 bleu Fr. 1.--
11   5 cent. sur 3 noir Fr. 2.50
12   5 cent. sur 3 noir (surch. bleu) Fr. 2.50
Surcharge horizontale
13   5 cent. sur 2 bleu Fr. 2.50
14   5 cent. sur 3 noir Fr. 3.--
15   5 cent. sur 3 noir (surch. bleu) Fr. 3.--
    La série de 15 pièces Fr. 20.--

I believe the above Paraguay forgeries are made by Oneglia, since they have the typical bars with "G" cancel often used on Ongelia forgeries.


2 Reales brown, not in the above list, however this forgery does appear to have a "G" in bars cancel.

 

Pérak. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1878 - Timbres de Malacca de 1868 surchargé
avec ovale C.* P., grav. en cuivre:

1 1878 2 cent. brun .................................................................................................................................. Fr. 5.--

1880 - Timb. de Malacca 1868 C.C. surchargé PERAK:

2 1880 2 cent. brun Fr. 1.--

1891 - Même genre, surcharge verticale. 2 Cents Perak:

3 1891 2 sur 4 cent, rose Fr. 2.50
1890 - Id. Fil. C. A. dent. 14:
4 1890 10 cent. ardesia Fr. 1.25
5   12 cent. violet brun Fr. 2.--
6   12 cent. bleu C. C. Fr. 2.--
7   24 cent. vert C. A. Fr. 1.50
8   24 cent. vert C. C. Fr. 3.--
    La série de 8 pièces Fr. 15.--

These are the forged Straits Settlements (Malacca) stamps with a forged overprint.

 

Patiala.

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1 1884 8 a violet ....................................................................................................................................... Fr. 4.--

I presume this is the forged India stamp with a forged overprint. I have not been able to obtain an image.

 

Portugal. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1866 - C.W. au dessous du cou, relief:


1 1866 Série de 8 diff................................................................................................................................ Fr. 2.--

1867 - Id. dent 12 1/2: :


2 1867 Série de 9 diff. Fr. 2.50

In the above forgeries, the "G" of "PORTUGAL" is almost closed and the embossed head different. They are printed on very yellowish paper. In my opinion, they are Oneglia forgeries, since they have the typical bars and "1" cancel (on top of another cancel?).
The same forged stamps were used for forged Madeira overprints.

 

Pahang * (voir à page 43)

 

Romagne. *
Gouvernement Provisoire

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1854 - Chiffre noir sur couleur

1 1854 1/2 baiocco, jaune ......................................................................................................................... Fr. 0.20
2   1 baiocco, gris Fr. 0.20
3   2 baiocchi, jaune foncé Fr. 0.20
4   3 baiocchi, vert foncé Fr. 0.20
5   4 baiocchi, fauve Fr. 0.40
6   4 baiocchi, violet (this should have been 5 baiocchi?) Fr. 0.40
7   6 baiocchi, vert Fr. 0.40
8   8 baiocchi, rose Fr. 0.40
9   20 baiocchi, bleu clair Fr. 0.50
    La série de 9 pièces Fr. 2.50

There are many forgery types of Romagne, I have not been able to figure out which one was made by Oneglia. Since Oneglia states in the introduction of his catalogue that he only sells cancelled forgeries, it should be expected that his Romagne forgeries are also cancelled. He might have pasted his forgeries on small cuts of letters (as he often did with other Italian states); although I have never seen such cuts.....

 

Roumélie Orientale.

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1865 - Timbres vrais.

1 1865 5 p. violet ..................................................................................................................................... Fr. 0.30

 

Roumanie. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1865 - Effigie du Prince Couza:

1 1865 2 par., jaune..................................................................................................................................... Fr. -.30
2   2 par., orange Fr. -.30
3   5 par., bleu Fr. -.20
Les mêmes, papier vergé:
4   2 par., orange Fr. -.30
5   5 par., bleu Fr. -.30
1869 - Effigie du Prince Charles de Hohenzollern:

Judging from the cancel at the bottom, this is an Oneglia forgery
6 1869 5 bani, jaune Fr. -.20
7   5 bani, orange Fr. -.20
8   10 bani, bleu-ciel Fr. -.20
9   10 bani, bleu-terre Fr. -.20
10   15 bani, rouge Fr. -.20
11   15 bani, carmin Fr. -.20
12   25 bani, bleu et jaune Fr. -.30
13   50 bani, rouge et bleu Fr. -.30

1871 - Même effigie avec barbe:

14 1871 5 bani, rouge Fr. -.20
15   5 bani, carmin Fr. -.20
16   10 bani, jaune Fr. -.20
17   10 bani, jaune (papier vergé) Fr. -.50
18   10 bani, bleu Fr. -.20
19   15 bani, rouge Fr. -.40
29   25 bani, brun Fr. -.20
1872 - Même type, impression défectueuse:
21 1872 10 bani, bleu Fr. -.30
22   10 bani, bleu (papier vergé) Fr. -.50
23   50 bani, rouge et bleu Fr. -.50
1872 - Même type, dentelés:
24 1872 5 bani, rouge Fr. -.50
25   5 bani, carmin Fr. -.20
26   10 bani, bleu Fr. -.20
27   25 bani, brun Fr. -.20

1876 - Nouveau type, impression défectueuse - erreur:


5 bani rose misprint. The cancel is very clearly done (as in other Oneglia forgeries), see comment A)
28 1876 5 bani, bleu Fr. -.50
1879:
29 1879 5 bani, rose Fr. -.50
30 1858 5, 40 et 80 série Fr. 7.50
31 1862 Série de 4 pièces Fr. 2.50

A) The forged cancel "GALATI 4/9" was also used by Fournier. However, it is of a different type.

 

Réunion. N

Number Year Description Price in Fr.


Based on the cancels I presume these are forgeries sold by Oneglia.

1 1852 15 cent.......................................................................................................................................... Fr. -.20
2 1852 30 cent. Fr. -.20

Since these Reunion forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue).
Even though it was made by another forger, this forgery still appears to have the bars with "1" cancel. Oneglia might have applied it since he only sold cancelled stamps (which he says in his the introduction of his catalogue). The second 30 c forgery has a cancel with a circle consisting of squares, which can also be found on his forgeries of Nevis.

 

Sainte Hélène. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1856 - Effigie de Victoria avec filigrane et couronne (gravure en cuivre):

1 1856 6 pence, bleu .................................................................................................................................. Fr. -.30
2   6 pence, carmin Fr. -.30
1862 - Idem, dentelé:
3 1862 6 pence, bleu Fr. -.30
1863 - Idem, avec valeur en surcharge noir, trait court, dentelé:
4 1863 1 penny, carmin Fr. -.30
5   2 pence, jaune Fr. -.30
6   3 pence, violet Fr. -.30
7   4 pence, rose vif Fr. -.30
8   1 shilling, vert Fr. -.30
9   5 shlling, orange Fr. -.30
Idem, trait long:

Long black lines
10   1 penny, carmin Fr. -.30
11   2 pence, jaune Fr. -.30
12   3 pence, violet Fr. -.30
13   4 pence, carmin Fr. -.30
14   1 shilling, vert Fr. -.30
1873 - Type de 1856:
15 1873 6 pence, bleu-ciel Fr. -.30
16   6 pence, bleu gris Fr. -.30


6 p with the forged watermark at the back.

 

Schleswig-Holstein. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1880 - Armes en relief fil de soie: (the year should have been 1850?)

 
1 1850 1 schil., bleu .................................................................................................................................. Fr. 1.--
2   2 schil. rose Fr. 1.--

 

Sainte Lucie. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1859 - Effigie de Victoria, filigrane, dentelé (gravure en cuivre):

1 1859 Sans valeur, 1 p., rouge ................................................................................................ Fr. -.30
2   Sans valeur, 4 p., bleu Fr. -.30
3   Sans valeur, 6 p., vert Fr. -.30
1863 - Meme type, filigrane C. C. et couronne, dentelés:
 
4 1863 Sans valeur, 1 p., carmin Fr. -.30
5   Sans valeur, 4 p., bleu gris Fr. -.30
6   Sans valeur, 6 p., violet Fr. -.30
1874 - Idem:
7 1874 Sans valeur, 1 p., noir Fr. -.30
8   Sans valeur, 4 p., jaune Fr. -.30
9   Sans valeur, 6 p., violet Fr. -.30
10   Sans valeur, 1 sh., orange vif Fr. -.30
1881-82 - Meme type avec nouvelle valeur en surcharge noir,
filigrance C. C. et couronne, dentelés:
11   1/2 penny, vert Fr. -.30
12   1 penny, noir Fr. -.30
13   2 1/2 pence, vermillon Fr. -.30
1882-86 - Meme type et surcharge, filigrance C. A. et couronne, dentelés:
14   1/2 penny, vert Fr. -.30
15   1 penny, noir Fr. -.30
16   4 pence, jaune Fr. -.30
17   6 pence, violet Fr. -.30
18   1 shilling, orange Fr. -.30


With impressed watermark.


These St.Lucia forgeries even exist with inverted overprints, here with inverted "HALFPENNY"

A mysterious item, with the circular cancel consisting of squares, a similar forgery of St.Lucia is shown in the book 'The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries' by Robson Lowe & Carl Walske (1996) in the appendix on page 98:


Mysterious item: Some early trial from Oneglia? It could be engraved.

 

Saint-Marin. * (San Marino)

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1 1877-90 10 cent., bleu................................................................................................................ Fr. -.50
2   20 cent., rouge Fr. -.10
3   30 cent., brun Fr. 1.--
4   40 cent., violet Fr. -.80
1892 - Timbres, vrais, surcharge imitée:
5 1892 10 sur 20 cent., rouge Fr. 2.--
6   10 sur 20 cent., rouge Fr. 2.--

1892 - Timbres et surcharge imités:

7 1892 10 sur 20 cent., rouge Fr. -.50
8   10 sur 20 cent., rouge grand surch. Fr. -.50

9 1892-1894 1 lire, rouge et jaune Fr. 1.20
10 1895-1899 1 lire, bleu Fr. -.80
1892 - Timbres précedents surchargés:
11   5 sur 10 cent., bleu Fr. -.50
12   5 sur 30 cent., brun Fr. 1.--

The Serrane guide says:
Mauvaise série de Gênes (I.). Dentelés 11 1/2; sans filigrane ou avec faux filigrane par impression de corps gras gris- jaunâtre. Nuances criardes; quelques lettres des inscriptions touchent les traits fins (EP de REP, en bas; E de POSTALE, en haut; R de LIBERTAS, en bas); les lettres TAL sont reliées par le bas, etc. Le faux filigrane mis dans la benzine disparaît à la vue. Papier épais 70 à 75 nie. Fausse oblitération carré de gros points.
I presume the forger I is Nino Imperato from Genoa. Imperato is known to have sold forgeries made by Oneglia. Thus the above described forgeries of the Serrane guide are presumably the same that Oneglia made. Also in view of the fact that these are the only forgery type besides Fournier that I'm aware of.

 

Saint Pierre et Miquelon. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1885-91 - Timbres des Colonies françaises, surcharge S. P. M. et valeur
Timbre 1881:

1 1885-91 5 sur 2 cent., brun ..................................................................................................................... Fr. 2.--
2   5 sur 4 cent., violet Fr. -.50
Surcharge renversée
3   5 sur 2 cent., brun Fr. 2.--
4   5 sur 4 cent., violet Fr. 2.--
Erreur.
5   5 sur 2 cent., brun (lettre S. P. recouvrant la lettre M. ) Fr. 3.--
6   5 sur 2 cent., brun (2 au recto et S. P. M. au verso) Fr. 3.--
Timber de 1877
7   25 sur 1 fr. olive Fr. 1.50
Erreur
8   25 sur 1 fr. (S. P. M. en haut) Fr. 2.--
9   25 sur 1 fr. (surcharge de bas en haut) Fr. 2.--
10   25 sur 1 fr. (surcharge de haut en bas) Fr. 2.--
11   25 sur 1 fr. (surcharge renversèe) Fr. 2.--


Two Oneglia French Colonies stamps with "??ERRE MIQUE ?? 1E/6".

 

Samoa. N

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1 1877-82 Série de 8, par série................................................................................................................. Fr. 2.--

Since these Samoa forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue).
The Samoa set was also offered in Oneglia's 1899 price list, but not yet in his 1898 price list. I'm not sure if Oneglia sold one of the forgery sets, or did he perhaps sell the reprints?

 

Saxe. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

Engraved forgery, possibly by Oneglia.
1 1856 5 negr., rouge .............................................................................................................................. Fr. 0.50
2   10 negr., bleu Fr. 2.--
1850 - Chiffre
3 1850 3 pfen., rouge Fr. 2.--

 

Serbie. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1 1866 1 p., vert, dentelé..................................................................................................................... Fr. -.20
2   2 p., brun dentelé Fr. -.20
3 1868 1 p., vert Fr. -.20
4   2 p., brun Fr. -.20
1866 - Papier colorié par l'impression d'une teinte de fond (la verso est blanc):
5   1 para, vert sur rose Fr. 1.50
6   2 para, olive sur rose Fr. 1.50
7   2 para, violet sur lilas Fr. 1.50
Erreurs.
8   2 para, vert sur rose Fr. 1.--
9   1 para, vert sur rose (le verso est colorié) Fr. 1.--

Since the above pair of Serbia forgeries have a bars with "G" cancel, I'm convinced this was a forgery made by Oneglia (even though it was described as a 'Geneva' forgery).

 

Sicile. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1859 - Effigie à gauche (Ferdinand II), gravure en cuivre:

1 1859 1/2 gr., orange.................................................................................................................................. Fr. -.50
2   1 gr., vert-bistre Fr. -.30
3   1 gr., vert-olive Fr. -.30
4   2 gr., blue-foncé Fr. -.10
5   2 gr., blue Fr. -.10
6   5 gr.. rouge Fr. -.50
7   5 gr.,carmin Fr. -.60
8   10 gr., blue-foncé Fr. -.50
9   20 gr., violet noir Fr. -.50
10   50 gr., brun-rouge Fr. 1.--
Idem.
11   50 gr., brun-rouge Fr. 2.50

I presume Nr.11 is an improved version of the 50 gr value. The work 'The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries by Robson Lowe & Carl Walske (1996) shows different improved versions of these forgeries.
The 5 gr seems to have been made by erasing the "0" from a 50 gr forgery. Therefore the "5" is placed too far to the left when compared to a genuine stamp.

 

Sourout. N (Soruth)

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1   Série de 5 pieces ............................................................................................................................ Fr. 2.50

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

 

Shanghai. N

Number Year Description Price in Fr.

1 1856-66 Les 10 premières, toutes differentes, la série.................................................................................. Fr. 1.50

Since these Shanghai forgeries are marked "N", they were not made by Oneglia, but by another forger (as mentioned in the foreword of his catalogue).
I think the above shown forgeries are those sold by Oneglia, since they have the 4-ring cancel that can be found on other forgeries sold or made by Oneglia.

 

Soudan Français. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1894 - Timbres des Colonies Françaises avec SOUDAN FRANÇAIS et valeur en surcharge.

Timbres de 1877:

1 1894 0,15 sur 75 cent., carmin ................................................................................................................ Fr. 3.--
Timbres de 1881:
2 1894 0,15 sur 75 cent., carmin Fr. 2.--
3   0,15 sur 1 franc, olive Fr. 2.--

I do not think the 1877 stamps were ever used with a "0,15" overprint. The 1 F was overprinted with "0,25" (not "0,15"!).

 

Suisse.

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
ZURICH - 1843:
1 1843 4 Rap., chiffre noir............................................................................................................................. Fr. 1.--
2   6 Rap., chiffre noir Fr. 1.--
3 1849 Idem - 1849 1 1/2 Rap., oblong Fr. 1.--
BALE - 1845 - Colombe en relief:
4 1845 2 1/2 Rap., rouge bleu Fr. 1.--
GENÈVE 1843 - Armes petites, format:
5 1843 5 x 5, noir sur vert Fr. 1.--
Idem - la moitié du précédent:

Oneglia-Venturini forgery. See comments below in 1).
6   5 noir sur vert Fr. 1.--
Idem - 1847 - Mêmes armes, port cantonal:
7 1847 5 noir sur vert Fr. 1.--
8   5 noir sur vert jaune Fr. 1.--
9   5 noir sur vert foncé Fr. 1.--
Idem - 1849 - Envelopes coupées:
10 1849 5 cent., vert sur blanc Fr. 1.--
Idem - Croix -cor de chasse, oblong:
11   4 cent., noir et rouge Fr. 1.--
Idem - 1850 - Mêmre type:
12 1850 5 cent., noir et rouge Fr. 1.--
Idem 1851 - Croix blanche sur fond rouge:
13 1851 5 cent., noir et rouge Fr. 1.--
Idem - 1850:
14 1850 2 1/2 Rap., Post local Fr. 1.--
15   2 1/2 Rap., Orts post Fr. 1.--
Idem - 1851:

I've been told that these forgeries were made by the forger Venturini, who possibly obtained them from Oneglia
16 1851 5 Rap., bleu et rouge Fr. 1.--
17   10 rap., orange, bleu et rouge Fr. 1.--
Idem - 1851:

These forgeries are said to have been made by Panelli, who most likely got them from Oneglia
18 1852 15 Rap. (gr. ch.), rouge Fr. 1.--
19   15 Rap. (pet. ch.), rouge Fr. 1.--
20   15 cent. (pet. ch.) rouge Fr. 1.--
21   15 cent. (gr. ch.), rouge Fr. 1.--
1843-51 - Facsimiles des timbres cantonaux,
    série de 15 timbres (see image below) Fr. .1.50
Mes timbres Suisses sont une nouvelle émission, on ne doit pas les confondre donc avec les vieux fac-similes.
22 1852 Crois blanche dans un écusson de 15 cent., rouge Fr. 1.--

The book 'Philatelic Forgers, their Lives and Works' by V. E. Tyler mentions that A. de Reuterskiold identified a number of photo-lithographic forgeries by Oneglia-Venturini: 'A. De Reuterskiold, The Philatelic Record 29, pages 59, 60, 111, 198 (1907). There are no photos in this work though. Also, the text given there is : "Photo-lithographic forgery by Oneglia-Venturini, of Turin; very dangerous and differing from the original only in few details, which I do not think expedient to disclose here.", or similar not very helpful text.....
1) The Geneva forgery shown above was identified by the Verband Schweizerischer Philatelisten-Vereine (VSPhV) as a lithgraphed Oneglia-Venturini from Turin (see https://www.vsphv.ch/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/dg_38.pdf). I am not certain if this was actually the forgery offered in this pricelist, since it is very well done compared to his other forgieres, or if this was a later improved forgery perhaps which the pair Oneglia-Venturini made?


I presume this is the set of 15 facsimiles that was offered by Oneglia, they are generally assumed to have been made by Adrien Champion of Geneva.

 

Siam. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1885 - Timbres de Siam de 1883, vrai, avec << 1 Tical >> en surcharge rouge imitation. Tip. 1, 2, ou 3:
1 1885 1 Tical sur 1 lot. bleu ....................................................................................................................... Fr. 3.--
1883 - Dent., grav. en cuivre:
2 1883 1 lot. bleu, 1 att. carm., 1 pyn. verm Fr. 1.--
1885 - T. de 1883 avec 3 types de surcharges rouge:
3 1885 1 Tical sur 1 lot. bleu; les 3 types Fr. 5.--

 

Selangor. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1881 - Timbres de Malacca surchargé avec un oval C. S.
1 1881 2 cent., brun C. C. (rouge) ............................................................................................................. Fr. 5.--
2   2 cent., brun C. A. Fr. 5.--
3   2 cent., brun C. A. (gr. S surch.) Fr. 5.--
1892 - avec SELANGOR:
4 1892 2 cent., brun C. C. Fr. -.50
5   2 cent., brun C. A. Fr. -.80
1891 - avec SELANGOR TWO CENTS 4 diff. surcharge:
6 1891 sur 24 cent., la série Fr. 5.--
    La série de 9 pieces Fr. 20.--

I presume the same forged Straits Settlements stamps were used for these overprints (such as for example the forgery of Perak), although the next stamp appear to be genuine with a forged overpint:


Highly suspicious "SELANGOR" overprint with a "A03" overprint that looks pretty similar to the ones on the Oneglia British Guiana forgeries.

 

Suède. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1855 - Armes dentelées:
1 1855 3 shill., vert..................................................................................................................................... Fr. 1.50
2   3 shill., vert bleu Fr. 1.50
3   6 shill. gris Fr. 1.--
4   6 shill, gris lilas Fr. 1.--
5   24 shill., rouge Fr. 2.--
1872 - Dent. 12 1/2. - Erreur

TRETIO, au lieu de TSUGO.

6 1872 20 ore, rouge Fr. 20.--
Dent. 14.
7   6 ore, gris Fr. -.20
Dent. 12.
8   7 ore, violet Fr. -.20

 

Sungei-Ujong. *

Number Year Description Price in Fr.
1880 - T. Inde Angl. avec surch. ovale C * S. U.
1 1880 1/2 a., bleu ................................................................................................................................... Fr. 5.--
1880 - T. de Malacca 1868 fil. C. C. avec le même surch
2 1880 2 cent., brun Fr. 5.--
1881 - T. de Malacca 1868 avec S. U. en surch.
3 1881 2 cent., brun Fr. 3.--
Id. Id. avec Sungei-Ujong en surch.
4   2 cent., brun Fr. -.50
5   4 cent., rose Fr. 3.--
1883 -88 - Id. T. Malacca 1868 fil C. A. avec la même surch.
6 1883-88 4 cent., brun Fr. 1.50
7   8 cent., orang Fr. 5.--
8   10 cent., ardoise Fr. 5.--
9   Two cent sur 24 vert Fr. -.50
10   Two cent sur 24 vert Fr. 1.--
11   Two cent sur 24 vert Fr. 1.--
12   Two cent sur 24 vert Fr. 1.50
    ...................4 diff. types.  

I think the above S.U. forgery has a bars with "G" cancel. Note, however, that similar genuine Sungei Ujong bar cancels exist.

 

Oneglia forgeries, 1906 catalogue, "Saint-Vincent" to "Terre-Neuve"


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