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Zurich forgeries, part 1
The forger Fournier is known to have made 3 different types of forgeries of the 4 r value and also 3 different forgeries of the 6 r value.
Fournier forgeries, examples:
Other possible Fournier forgeries, the first forgery has a 'FAUX' overprint:
Images obtained from Augusto Bulgarelli
Two forgeries taken from a Fournier Album.
Two possible Fournier forgeries, the 'L' of 'Local' is placed too far to the left.
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Some forgeries with a violet 'FACSIMILE' or 'Facsimile' overprint:
These forgeries are possibly made by the forger Champion
A forgery with a red 'Facsimile' overprint. This is actually a cut out from a 'Stamp on a stamp' produced by the chocolate manufacturer Tobler. The inscription around this cut out read: "Old and new postage stamps Zurich Canton post 1843 TOBLER Swiss Milk Chocolate, No 675 - Serie 57 - No 673-684'.
Some dangerous forgeries:
(Forgery of the 4 r type 1
(Forgeries of the 6 r type 1, type 2 and type 3)
4 r forgery with a space between "Loc" and "al".
Sperati made forgeries all the 5 types of the 4 rp and all 5 types of the 6 rp (produced somewhere between 1930 and 1939).
Sperati forgery of type 1 of the 4 r value
Sperati forgeries of type 2 of the 4 r value. There is a weakness in the left outer frame line besides the third ornament counted from the top down.
Sperati forgery of type 3 of the 4 r value
Sperati forgery of type 4 of the 4 r value.
Sperati forgery of type 5 of the 4 r value
Sperati forgery of type 1 of the 6 r value. There is a break in the upper frame line above the 'RI' of 'ZURICH'. The left hand side of the '6' has several breaks in it.
Sperati forgeries of type 2 of the 6 r value.
Sperati forgery of type 3 of the 6 r value.
Sperati forgery of type 4 of the 6 r value. The upper frameline is bent in this forgery.
Sperati forgeries of type 5 of the 6 r value.
(Some modern Peter Winter forgery)
Peter Winter made forgeries in the late 20th century. I posess a 4 r Winter forgery with the '18' in the left lower corner and '43' in the right lower corner (it resembles a proof, apparantly). I also posess a forgery of the 6 r value made by Winter, the white margins are very large (too large I think). These two forgeries do not look very convincing (they look too modern).
(Other Winter forgeries)
I have my doubts about the following stamps:
A Menke-Huber postcard with replicas of Geneva, Zurich, Vaud and Basel. The firm Henry Heller also issued the same cards.
A Menke-Huber postcard with replicas of Geneva, Zurich and Switzerland.
Possible cuts from these Menke-Huber postcards