Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands
Eagle Issues
Forged overprints on genuine domestically used stamps
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann

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Unidentified forgeries

The stamp shown in Figure XX is cancelled "WIES[BADEN] 2 Sept. 1893, a date which is clearly impossible. Common to all three forgeries is the weak and fuzzy execution of the overprint, as well as the fact that the angle is less steep than normal. Stamps with lower angles had been made for the Caroline and the Mariana Islands, but not for the Marshalls. These forgeries are most likely made by overprinting genuinely cancelled German stamps



badly executed forgery with a fuzzy overprint


badly executed forgery with a fuzzy overprint


badly executed forgery with a fuzzy overprint


Forged overprint on a genuine cancelled domestically used 5 Pf stamp
[Source: e-bay]


Forged overprint on a genuine cancelled domestically used 20 Pf stamp
[Source: e-bay]


Forged overprint on a genuine cancelled domestically used 20 Pf stamp
[Source: e-bay]

[Source: e-bay May 2002]
Similar stamp forgeries also exist for other Pacific and African colonies.



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Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk H.R. (2002). Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands. Eagle Issues--Forged overprints on genuine domestically used stamps
URL: http:/marshall.csu.edu.au/Marshalls/html/Stamps/Marshalls/Forgeries/Forgeries_onGenuine.html

CONTACT:
Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.
e-mail: dspennemann@csu.edu.au


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