Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
The German Philatelic press became aware of the Eagle series stamp facsimiles in 1905. As stamp, overprint and cancel were forged, many collectors mistook them for real. Friedemann in an article exposing the Fournier forgeries goes to great pains to state that the actions of Fourbier were legal, but that on-sellers were palming off Fournier forgeries as originals.
In his 1914 catalogue, Fournier listed the following items of German Pacific colonies :
|562.||Carolines||1899||3 au 50 pfennig||6||2||-|
|691.||Mariannes (Iles)||1899||3 au 50 pfennig||6||3||-|
|695.||Marschall (Iles)||1896||3 au 50 pfennig||6||3||-|
|696.||Marshall (Iles)||1900||3 au 50 pfennig||6||2||-|
|747.||Nouvel. Guinèe allem.||1896||3 au 50 pfennig||6||2||-|
|750.||Samoa||1900||3 au 50 pfennig||6||2||-|
|Forged overprint used by Fournier to date his creations. Actual imprint from a Fournier Album |
Bibliographic citation for this documentSpennemann, Dirk H.R. (2002). Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands. Fournier Forgeries
Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.
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