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UNITED STATES SEMI-OFFICIAL LOCAL ISSUES and CARRIERS, issues for New York

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1841 Washington, various designs

Genuine!
(Genuine stamps)


(Genuine, reduced sizes, images obtained from a Siegel auction)

Inscription 'CITY DESPATCH POST'
  2 c black on green (1847)
  2 c black on lilac (1847)
  3 c black on grey (1842)

Inscription 'CITY DESPATCH POST' with 'C' at both sides of head
  2 c black on green
  2 c black on grey
  2 c black on red
  2 c black on yellow
  2 c black on brown

Inscription 'UNITED STATES CITY DESPATCH'
  3 c black on lilac
  3 c black on blue
  3 c black on green

Surcharged (oldest surcharge in the world, 1850)
  '2' (red) on 3 c black on green
Cancels:


(Typical cancel, 'US' and 'FREE' in an octogonal shape)

Forgeries:

Examples:

Forgeries! 2 c red, probably a forgery


Taylor forgeries?

Sperati forgery:


(Front and backside of a Sperati forgery)


(Sperati forgery on piece of paper, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

 

1846 New type, inscription 'CITY DISPATCH POST 2 CENTS':


(Reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c red

1846 Inscription 'U.S. MAIL PRE.PAID' in a circle


(Genuine, reduced sizes, images obtained from a Siegel auction)

1 c black on red 1 c black on yellow
(Could be forgeries)

  1 c black on red
  1 c black on yellow

At least 11 different kinds of forgeries exist. I do not know if all of the above stamps are genuine.

The above stamp is probably the second forgery described in Album Weeds. There is no dot behind the 'U' of 'U.S.'. Furthermore the letters are not positioned alike as in the genuine stamps. For example the 'N' of 'ONE': in the genuine stamps the first stroke of the 'M' of 'MAIL' is exactly above the first stroke of the this 'N'. And the first stroke of this 'N' is above the end of the 'E' of 'CENT' in the genuine stamps (here it is above the center).

I have my doubts about the following stamp:


(Reduced size, probably a forgery)


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