Comparative Philatelic Forgery
Identification Site


This site shows stamp fakes and forgeries by country and year of issue. You can click on a country name to see a thumbnail catalog of that countries issues and then select a stamp by clicking on that postage stamp. Alternately, you can first click on a year of issue and then select the stamp from there. Clicking on a stamp will bring more detail deeper in the tree. Check back often as this Philatelic Forgery site is new regularly. Forgers covered are Sperati, Fournier, Spiro, Oneglia and others.

This site is intended to be educational, informing viewers of common forgeries and showing their characteristics, primarily by comparison. This site is not intended to be used to certify genuine original stamps, as that can only be done by comparison face to face with genuine reference stamps and forgeries by an expert.

We are working on putting the entire Fournier Album on line. Click the link to the left to see it.

Click on a country name for a pictorial index
or a year for that issue.



Click on a letter to jump to that country index
USA  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U-Z 

Cameroons Kamerun   Fournier Album p25      Cancellations p156
Canada  1869-72 Issue, 2 Cent (Scott 24) (comparison)
Cape of Good Hope  Click here for country index (comparison)    Fournier Album      Fournier Album Overprints p163 also Mafeking Capes (Scotts #178-180)
Cape Verde  Click here for country index (comparison)    Fournier Album
Caroline Islands, German   Fournier Album p25      Fournier Album
Ceylon  Click here for country index (comparison)    Fournier Album
Ceylon Sperati   Sperati forgeries 
Chile  Click here for country index (comparison)    Fournier Album
China  Click here for country index (comparison)
Cochin China  Click here for country index (comparison)    Fournier Album
Colombia   Country Index,   1865 Issue, Registration (Scott F1); 1865 Issue, Registration (Scott F2) Bolivar ,     Fournier Album      Fournier Album p53
Colombia Antioquia  Click here for country index (comparison)
Comoro Islands  Click here for country index (comparison)
Cook Islands  Click here for country index (comparison)    Fournier Album
Costa Rica  Click here for country index (comparison)    Fournier Album
Crete  Click here for country index Fournier Album
Crete Russian  Click here for country index (comparison)
Cuba  Click here for country index (comparison)    Fournier Album    Cancellations
Curacao   Fournier Album
Cyprus  Click here for country index (comparison)
Czechoslovakia   "Prijezd Presidenta Masryka" overprints

Dahomey  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Cancel p33
Danish West Indies  Click here for country index (comparison)
Denmark  Click here for country index (comparison)
Diego Suarez  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Cancel p33      Fournier Album       Fournier Album p156       Fournier Album p162      Fournier p163
Djibouti  Click here for country index Fournier Album Cancel
Dominica  Click here for country index (comparison)
Dominican Rep.  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album       Fournier Album Cancellation

Eastern Rumelia   Fournier Album
Ecuador  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album p42
Egypt  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album
Eritrea   Fournier Album       Fournier Album
Estonia  Click here for country index (comparison)
Ethiopia   Fournier Album       Fournier Album p54      p55       p56       p57




Click on a letter to jump to that country index
USA  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U-Z 


Cameroons Canada Cape of Good Hope Cape Verde Caroline Is. Ceylon Chile China Colombia Comoro Cook Costa Rica Crete Cuba Cuprus Czechoslovakia

Dahomey Danish West Indies Denmark Diego Suarez Dominica Dominican Republic

Ecuador Egypt Estonia

Falkland Islands Fournier Album France French Colonies Congo Guiana Guinea India Polynesia Sudan

Gabon Gambia Gibralter Great Britain Gold Coast Guadeloupe Guatemala

Haiti Hong Kong Hungary

Ionian Islands IndoChina Iran Italy

Labuan Lagos Latvia Lebanon Liberia Lithuania Lubeck Luxemburg

Macao Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mecklenburg Mexico Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat

Netherlands New Brunswick New Caledonia Newfoundland New Zealand
Nicaragua Nigeria North Borneo North Ingermanland Nova Scotia
Obock Oldenburg

Paraguay Parma Persia

Reunion Rhodesia Roman States Romagna Romania Rouad, Ile Russia

Saar St. Christopher St. Helena Ste. Marie de Madagascar St. Thomas & Prince St. Vincent
San Marino Samoa Sardinia Saxony Sedang Senegambia Senegambia
Siam Sierra Leone Shanghai Solomon Islands Somaliland South Australia Southern Nigeria
Spain Surinam Sweden Switzerland

Thailand Tibet Timor Togo Transvaal Trinidad Turkey Tuscany
Uruguay Venezuela VietNam Wenden Wurttemburg




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