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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).
(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).
Winter forgery of the 5 Pounds telegraph stamp. In the 'House of Stamps Edition 88' catalogue, it can be found with a cancel 'LUDLOW MY 9 1894' cancel.
Peter Winter also made forgeries of the postage stamps 1 Pound brown, 1 Pound green and 5 Pounds orange, with the image of Queen Victoria.
(British Guiana 1856 1 c and black on red and 4 c black on blue forgeries)
(Two Winter British Guiana forgeries on a letter, reduced size)
Note that the above letter is adressed to: 'The Lord Bishop of Guiana Georgetown'.
(Winter forgeries with "A B G C 4 DE 7 1854" cancel)
Again the same letter adressed to 'The Lord Bishop of Guiana Georgetown'.
(Bermuda 1848 Perot issue)
(Bermuda 1848 Perot issue)
(Inverted head 4 a stamp of India)
(The Lady Mc Leod stamp, Trinidad)
Peter Winter forgeries of Western Australia, the whole letter and the stamps are forged!
(Inverted center forgery of the 4 p Swan of Western Australia)
(Two Mauritius forgeries on a forged letter)
(Another Mauritius forgery, note that the letter is the same as in the previous forgery, except for the position of the stamps and cancels)
Other Mauritius forgeries:
Peter Winter forgery of the 12 p value (image kindly send to me by Ken Pugh)
12 p black on yellow paper Winter forgery on piece (image kindly set at my disposal by Ken Pugh)
(5$ 1893 forgery)
Peter Winter also offers 'proofs' in blocks of four of the 5 $ 1893 value. They are printed in orange or brown.
A forgery of the Alexandria 1846 postmaster issue on a letter adressed to 'D.Edwin D. Newton at the Hospital Richmond Va' with 'NEW ORLEANS', 'PAID' and 'PAID ALL' cancels, this forgery was probably made by the forger Peter Winter. I've seen exactly the same envelope with two forged Canadian stamps in the 'House of Stamps' catalogue edition '88 and also another one with 5 forged Hannover 1/10 Th stamps (one inverted).
These forgeries of New Haven and Providence are not listed in the House of Stamps catalogue, but the first envelope is similar to the one used for other forged envelopes. I've seen the 'James Morris New Orleans Louisiana' envelope with forged Oldenburg stamps from Peter Winter.
Here a Lockport postmaster issue forgery pasted on the same forged letter as the Providence forgeries shown above.
(Hawaii 1851 2 c missionary forgery)
(Forgeries of the Hawaii 1853 issue)
(Hawaii 1859 numerals forgeries)
I've been told that the abve 1 c forgery closely resembles the Sperati forgeries.
Peter Winter claimed to have found a second example of the unique(!) 1 c black on red British Guiana 1856 stamp. But after a lot of commotion it was finally declared an altered example of a damaged 4 c stamp after examination by the Royal Philatelic Society of London.
(The second copy of this stamp turned out to be a forgery)