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PERSIA (Iran) 1881-1894

Currency: 1 Toman = 10 Kran = 200 Chahi, after 1881: 1 Kran = 100 Centimes

Return To Catalogue - Persia (Iran) 1870-1880 - 1894-1920 issues and 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.

For stamps of Persia, issued from 1870 to 1880 click here.

1881 Sun, inscription 'POSTE PERSANE'

  5 c(ents) lilac
  5 c(ents) lilac (border blue)
  5 c(hahis) green
  10 c(ents) red
  10 c(ents) red (border red)
  25 c(ents) green
  25 c(ents) green (border green)

Overprinted 'OFFICIEL' and value


(Genuine overprint)


(Reduced size)

  3 on 5 c green (1887)
  6 on 5 c green (1886)

Forgeries exist, they resemble very closely the genuine stamps. 95 to 99% of these stamps seem to be forgeries! For more information see http://www.iranphilatelic.org/scams.htm.


(On the left genuine I presume, right forgery)


(Left genuine, rigth forgery; line between two vertical lines is blur in genuine stamps)


(Left genuine, right forgery; ornament right of '5' is blur in genuine stamps)

 

1881 Large stamps with shah

  50 c(ents) black, yellow and orange
  1 F black, light blue and dark blue
  5 F black, light red and dark red
  10 F black, yellow and red (larger size)

1882

  10 c(hahis) black, yellow and orange
  50 c(hahis) black and grey

Overprinted 'OFFICIEL' and surcharged with value

Genuine overprint Genuine overprint

  6 on 10 c black, yellow and orange (1887)
  8 on 50 c black and grey (1887)
  12 on 50 c black and grey (1886)
  18 on 10 c black, yellow and orange (1886)
  1 T on 5 F black, light red and dark red

Bogus isssues:

Bogus issue! Bogus overprint! Bogus bisected stamp!

The 50 c and 1 F exist with a 'sun' overprint, they are bogus issues. Also all overprints not listed above are bogus issues. The 50 c, 1 F and 10 F also exist bisected together with a bogus surcharge (hardly visible in the above stamp!).

Forgeries:

In the above two stamps the inscription 'FALSCH' (=forgery, in German) is added in the bottom part of the stamp. The second mage was obtained with permission from the Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn. I think they were produced by Senf.

1885 Small lying lion

  1 ch green
  2 ch red
  5 ch blue

1885 Small stamp with shah, lined background behind head of shah

  10 ch brown
  1 K grey
  5 K lilac

1889 Lion with persian value in an ellipse, lion at the bottom of the ellipse

  1 ch red
  2 ch blue
  5 ch lilac
  7 ch brown

1889 Shah, small sized stamps, white background behind head of shah

  10 ch black
  1 Kr red
  2 Kr red
  5 Kr green

1891 Walking lion, small sized stamps, 'POSTE PERSANE' at the bottom

  1 ch black
  2 ch brown
  5 ch blue
  7 ch grey
  10 ch red
  14 ch orange

1891 Shah, larger size

  1 Kr green
  2 Kr orange
  5 Kr yellow

1894 Lion in circle

  1 ch violet
  1 ch grey (1898)
  1 ch grey on green (1900)
  2 ch green
  2 ch brown (1898)
  2 ch brown on green (1900)
  3 ch lilac (1898)
  3 ch lilac on green (1900)
  4 ch red (1898)
  4 ch red on green (1900)
  5 ch blue
  5 ch yellow (1898)
  5 ch yellow on green (1900)
  8 ch brown
  8 ch orange (1898)
  8 ch orange on green (1900)
  10 ch blue (1898)
  10 ch blue on green (1900)
  12 ch red (1898)
  12 ch red on green (1900)
  16 ch green (1898)
  16 ch green on green (1900)

With security overprint
(With security overprints)

The stamps of the 1898 issue exists with a security overprint (1899). The stamps of the 1900 issue exists with overprint 'PROVISOIRE' (1902):

Genuine overprint Overprint 'PROVISOIRE'
(With 'PROVISOIRE' overprint)

Surcharged

  '5 Ch' (in rectangle violet, 1897) on 8 ch brown
  '5' and arabic text (violet, 1900) on 8 ch brown
  '5 CHAHIS' (violet, 1902) on 10 ch blue

For 1894-1920 issues and miscellaneous click here.


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