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Part of my personal Wurttemberg Fournier collection:
Fournier forgeries of the 18 k 1851 value:
Uncancelled Fournier forgery with 'FAUX' overprint
A Fournier forgery and the forged 'BLAUBEUDEN' cancel (reduced siz)
The above stamp is a Fournier forgery. It has the cancel 'BLAUBEUDEN 17 AUG 1853' as in the Fournier album of philatelic forgeries. I do not know what the distinguishing characteristics for this forgery are. Fournier offered this stamp (he apparently only forged the 18 kr) as a 1st choice forgery for 2 Swiss Francs in his 1914 pricelist. Apparently, the word 'BLAUBUEDEN' was misspelt in the forged cancel, it should be written as 'BLAUBEUREN'. The following stamp has a cancel 'ROTH 6? 4? 56' circular cancel (two rings outside and one inner circle), which can also be found in the Fournier Album:
Probably a Fournier forgery, the stamp was offered as genuine.
Other cancels as used by Fournier, reduced sizes.
Other cancels that appear in 'The Fournier Album
of Philatelic Forgeries' are:
"* CANNSTATT 15 JUN 99 *" in a single circle (I've seen it on the 2 M orange and black stamp)
"OKT 13 10-11 V M.NECKAR F" part of a circular cancel
"STUTTGART 21 NOV 11-12 1861" in a double circle
"KIRCHHEIM 9 OKT 13" part of a circular cancel
".TUTTGART Nr1 17 KT 3" part of a circular cancel
".NIJAGST" part of a circular cancel
"ROTH 6? 4 56" circular cancel (two rings outside and one inner circle)
"TUTTLINGEN 2 APR 1867 3 N 6" circular cancel (two rings outside and one inner circle)
"STUTTGART 12 4 (1)" in a single circle
"STUTTGART 2 MAR 1858?" circular cancel (two rings outside and one inner circle)
"STUTTGART 24 NOV. 1868 3 N 6" circular cancel (two rings outside and one inner circle)
"STUTT. POST JU." part of a fancancel
I've seen the 18 k yellow with the "STUTTGART 24 NOV. 1863" and "TUTTLINGEN 2 APR 1867 3 N 6" cancels (on a similar sheet of a Fournier Album as shown above with an already rouletted forgery).
The next stamps are forgeries of the 18 k value. The upper left hand side of the lower '18' should be somewhat thicker in the genuine stamps. The scroll at the left hand bottom side also should not go as far outwards as in this forgery. These forgeries were made by Fournier, although the cancel "WANGEN 20 10 59" does not appear in 'The Fournier album of philatelic forgeries' under Wurttemberg, but it can be found under Switzerland.
On this page of a Fournier album, the 18 k yellow forgery has a "WANGEN" cancel:
Fournier 18 k forgery 'proof', actually taken from a Fournier album, with 'FAUX' overprint
Fournier forgeries of the 18 k orange stamp with 'TUTTLINGEN 2 APR 1867 3 N 6' cancel. The forgery on the right hand side was offered as genuine on a prestigiuos Internet auction in 2011 for 1000 Euros.....
This Fournier forgery sold on an Internet auction in November 2017 for 434 US$.... (it was offered there as genuine).
Fournier also made forgeries of some of the higher values of the 'value issue' of 1868. I think the next stamp is an unfinished forgery from one of 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries':
(Fournier? forgery of the 2 M yellow and black stamp, reduced size)
(Fournier forgery of the 2 M orange and black value, with 'FAUX' overprint with 'CANNSTADT 15 JUN 99' cancel)
(Fournier forgeries of the 5 M value)
2 Mk yellow Fournier forgery (reduced size). The paper (perforation) and the cancel are forged as well ('STUTTGART 12 4 (1) ' in a single circle).
Fournier forgery of the 1 M yellow official stamp
Distinguishing characteristics: left genuine, right Fournier forgery. The Fournier forgery has the oblique line below 'AMT..' all the way to the horizontal line below 'EINE'. In the genuine stamp, this line stops well before this line.