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More examples of forged stamps:
Some primitive forgeries made by the forger Spiro:
Note the oblique shading of the posthorn in the above 15 cts forgeries (which is not present in the genuine stamps). These are the second forgeries described in 'Album Weeds' of the 15 cts stamp. I don't think the dots cancel on the first forgery or the line cancel on the second has ever been used in Switzerland. But, I have also seen a 'PP' cancel as the genuine cancels of Switzerland used on this Spiro forgery. Note that the curly rope enclosing the shield and value is hardly visible in this forgery, especially at the right hand side.
I think the above stamps are Spiro forgeries as well (note the strange cancels on some of them). I have been told that above the top-inscription, there are three typical ornaments, only visible in Spiro forgeries:
Probably Spiro forgeries as well:
Note that there is no dot behind 'ORTS-POST'. I've seen a whole sheet of 25 of the 'POSTE LOCALE' Spiro forgeries; the sheet was cancelled with 'PP', a pattern of 10 lines covering two or more stamps and a pattern of square dots (also covering more stamps).
(Part of a sheet of forged 15 rp and 15 cts stamps)
(These two forgeries have the same background pattern)
(These 3 forgeries have the same background pattern)
(These forgeries also have the same background pattern)
(Two forgeries made by the same forger)
(Another pair made by the same forger, with and without cancel)
Peter Winter forgeries:
(Some modern Peter Winter forgeries, note the 'BOLL' cancel on both stamps)
I have also seen a uncancelled Peter Winter forgery of the 10 r value (with framed central cross, same type as the above stamp).
Other Winter 'products':
I've been told that the above forgery of the 15 Rp stamp is a Panelli forgery. This particular forgery has the overprint 'Marke falsch' (=stamp forged in German).