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In 1874 a 4 p stamp of Cape of Good Hope (with frameline, watermark 'Crown CC') was surcharged (in red?) with '1d' and the 'FOUR' was barred in Griqualand:
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This stamp is very rare.
Forgeries exist, example:
(The colour of the overprint is too light on this forgery)
1 p red 4 p blue (overprint red)
The overprint exists in various sizes, (reduced image)
1/2 p grey (overprint red or black) 1 p red 4 p blue (overprint red or black) 6 p lilac (overprint red or black) 1 Sh green (overprint red or black) 5 Sh orange (overprint red or black)
For the specialist; all the overprints should be on stamps of Cape of Good Hope with 'Crown CC' watermark.
Bogus issue, 'G' overprint on '3' on 3 p red, the 'G' overprint was never issued for this stamp!
Forged overprints, examples:
The next stamp is probably a forgery too, I've never seen a small 'g' overprint:
1 p brown 4 p green 6 p blue 1 Sh green 1 Sh brown 1 Sh 6 p green 2 Sh green 3 Sh blue 4 Sh grey (?) 5 Sh orange 10 Sh black 1 Pound red 5 Pounds blue These stamps were sometimes used as postage stamps
I have seen this and other overprints (different 'G') on 1 p lilac, 6 p lilac, 6 p brown on yellow, 3 Sh red and 5 Pounds lilac. Many more values exist. There are 19 types of the 'G' overprint.