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Peter WINTER forgeries of German States, part 3, Bremen and Lubeck

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The forger Peter Winter (Germany) made forgeries of many classic and rare stamp of several countries in the 1980's. They sometimes have the word 'replik' written on the backside (but not always). He not only sold them 'loose' but also on cover. He seems to have used some photographs of the British Library in London to make some of his forgeries (source: http://www.sheryll.net/Forgeries/Germany/Forgeries_article_Germany.htm). A catalog exists of the 'House of Stamps', offering his 'stamps', see: http://www.seymourfamily.com/billclaghorn/HouseOfStamps/index.htm. Recently, these forgeries are offered in large numbers on internet auctions for low prices.


(Example of the 'replik' overprint on the backside of a Winter forgery

Note on all Winter forgeries:They are printed on modern paper (the paper doesn't 'look' old). This is the main distinghuishing characteristic.


 

BREMEN:

a Peter Winter forgery
(a Peter Winter forgery of the 5 g stamp of Bremen)

The above forgery of the 5 g stamp of Bremen can easily be detected by the rouletted perforation.


(Two 'proofs' of Bremen)

He also made some 'proofs' of Bremen in different colours. I have seen 5 sgr black on lilac, 5 sgr black on yellow, 2 g green, 2 g black on yellow, 2 g black on lilac, 3 g green, 3 g black on lilac, 3 g black on yellow 10 g green, 10 g black on yellow and 10 g black on lilac.

The above forged 7 g stamp on letter has been totally faked by Peter Winter. The letter is adressed to 'Messieurs Pansan et Montgolfier', it further has the written text 'Einschreiben'. Note, that the same forged letter (same text!) has also been used by Peter Winter to generate a forged letter for Wurttemberg and Brunswick (see there)!


Another completely forged item with a 5 g and a 7 g forged stamp adressed to Bergedorf


Zoom-in of the 7 g forgery


Other forged letter with a 7 g stamp

I presume that the next forged letters were also made by Peter Winter:


Zoom-in of a similar envelope


Zoom-in of a similar envelope


And another Winter product


Zoom-in on the stamp of the above envelope


Zoom-in on the stamp of this envelope

I have also seen the above envelope with stamps from Bavaria (two 1 k black stamps) and a 'PASSAU BAHNHOF' cancel (source: 'House of Stamps' catalogue 85-88).


Forged envelope with four 10 g stamps


Zoom-in on one of the stamps of the above envelope


Envelope adressed to Monsieur Ant. Benassy; I've seen the same letter with a forged Papal States 1 Scudo stamp.

 

LUBECK:


(2 s normal stamp and 2 s 'misprint' printed together)

I have also seen the following Winter forgeries of Lubeck:
1/2 s lilac (cancelled)
1 s (cancelled)
2 s brown (uncancelled and cancelled)
2 1/2 s red (uncancelled and cancelled)
4 s green (uncancelled and cancelled))
and the following 'proofs': 1/2 s brown, 1 s brown, 1 s lilac, 2 s orange, 2 1/2 s brown and 2 1/2 s green.


(Winter forgeries of the 1 s 'proof' and 1 s stamp of Lubeck)


Two forged 2 s Winter forgeries on a forged letter with forged 'LUBECK 20 10' Hufeisen cancel


Zoom-in on the stamps of the above envelope

 


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