Return To Catalogue - Persia (Iran) 1881-1894 - 1894-1902 - 1903-1920 - Miscellaneous
More information about stamps from Persia, forgeries etc. can be found on: http://www.persi.com/fakes/fakes/fake.html or http://www.iranphilatelic.org/scams.htm.
WARNING: many forgeries exist of this issue and I'm not quite sure that all stamps shown here are genuine!
Without number between the legs of the lion, imperforated
1 c lilac 2 c green 4 c blue 8 c red 8 c green
With number (value) between the legs of the lion, imperforated or rouletted
1 c black 2 c blue 2 c black (1877) 4 c red 8 c green 1 K yellow 1 K red (1876) 1 K red on yellow (1878) 4 K yellow (1876) 4 K blue (1878) 5 K violet (1878) 5 K yellow (1878) 5 K red (1878) 1 T brown on blue (1878)
Many forgeries of the 'lion' issue exist, probably many of the stamps listed above are forgeries also! The forgeries look more 'neat' than the genuine stamps in general.
Other suspect stamp:
(Some Spiro forgeries, note the strange cancels, reduced size)
Spiro forgeries have many different (bogus) cancels on the same sheet (see example above). I have also seen the 1 c black and the 2 blue of this particular Spiro forgery (with the same weird cancels and a cancel consisting of parallel lines).
1 c black on lilac 1 c black on red (with coloured border) 2 c black on green 2 c black on yellow (with coloured border) 5 c black on red 5 c black on green (with coloured border) 10 c black on blue 10 c black on lilac (with coloured border) 1 K black on brown (with coloured border) 5 K black on blue (with coloured border)
Could the stamps be a forgery?:
I think this is a cut from a postal stationery, but I'm not 100 % sure:
For stamps of Persia issued from 1881 to 1894 click here.