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Switzerland forgeries of the 1850 issue, part 1, Forgeries of the 1850 issue, part 2, Forgeries of the 1850 issue, part 3 (Sperati)
Two Rayon III forgeries, closely resembling:
The same forgeries of the 15 Rp and 15 Cts with several cancels as they can be found in the Fournier Album: "MORAT 17 OCT 52" (with "2' mirrored?) and "AARAU 18 .8.51" in a rectangle.
These stamps can be found in 'The Fournier Album'; a block of eight stamps with large and small '15' and 'Rp.' and 'Cts.' mixed together. Above the 'YON' the background lines are very specific for this forgery (I haven't seen this pattern on any of the genuine types). The cancel 'PD' in a circle and the 'KIENBERG' can also be found in 'The Fournier Album'.
Block of eight forgeries from a Fournier Album with large and small '15' and 'Rp.' and 'Cts.' mixed together.
A picture closely resembling the above 2 1/2 rp forgery can be found in 'The Fournier Album'. Note the peculiar ornament above the "T" of "POSTE".
Pictures closely resembling the above 10 rp stamps can be found in 'The Fournier Album'. I therefore presume they are Fournier forgeries (it is actually based on type 38 of this stamp). Note the 'KIENBERG' in a box cancel which was used on one of the 10 rp stamps. This cancel can be found in The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries. On http://www.pro-philatelie.de/faelschungen/altschweiz/16I%20venturini.jpg it is stated that this forgery was actually made by the forger Venturini (and only sold by Fournier or 'enchanced' with for example the above 'KIENBERG' cancel). These forgeries exist with and without black cross.
(I suspect the above forgeries to have been made by Fournier as well, the second one has the words 'FAC-SIMILÉ' printed in blue on the backside, similar to the forgeries that can be found in 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries')
Probably a Fournier forgery with a cancel 'BADEN II 25 OCTO 1850' in a double circle with posthorn at the bottom, identical to the one found in The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries. In http://www.pro-philatelie.de/faelschungen/altschweiz/14I%20slg-mb-fournier.jpg a similar forgery can be found with 'POSTE LOCALE' inscription (imitating type 28); it is there mentioned that it was probably made by the forger Venturini and later sold by Fournier.
Venturini-Fournier forgeries as taken from a Fournier Album.
Other forgeries taken from a Fournier Album.
Part of a Fournier Album.
Forgeries of the 15 Rp and 15 Cts made by the same forger. I've seen this forgery in the Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries as well. It doesn't correspond to any of the genuine types of this stamp.
Cancelled 'proof's of the 10 r in bluish color with the red part missing. Possibly also originating from Fournier. The cancel "CHEZARD 3 DEC 52" can also be found on the above sheet of forgeries. I don't think the "ST.G." exists as a genuine cancel (although a similar genuine cancel inside a grille exists).