Comparative Philatelic Forgery
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.
|Tahiti||Fournier Album Fournier Album Page 163 Fournier Cancel p33|
|Tasmania||Fournier Album Page|
|Thailand||Page 164 Siam Scout Fund Stamps Fakes & Forgeries Issue; also Post Card|
|Tibet||Click here for country index (comparison)|
|Timor||Click here for country index (comparison)|
|Timor Fournier||Fournier Album|
|Togo||Click here for country index (comparison) Fournier Album p25|
|Transvaal Fournier||Fournier Album Page 146 Page 145|
|Trinidad||Click here for country index (comparison) Fournier Album p53 Fournier Album Page|
|Turkey Fournier||Fournier Album Star and Crescent, Locals, Cancels 1914 large|
|Turkey||1949 Fake Overprints Fournier Album Page|
|Turks Island||Page 164|
|Tuscany Fournier||Fournier Album Page 143 Page 142 Page 144|
|Uruguay Fournier||Fournier Album Earlies 1856 1858|
|Uruguay Fournier||Fournier Album Small Suns 1859-60|
|Uruguay||Click here for country index (comparison)|
|Uruguay Sperati||Sperati forgeries|
|Venezuela Fournier||Fournier Album|
|Victoria||Fournier Album Page|
|VietNam||Society of Indo-China Philatelists|
|Virgin Islands||Click here for country index Fournier Album|
|Wenden Fournier||Fournier Album|
|Wurttemburg Sperati||Sperati forgeries|
|Wurttemburg||Fournier Album Page 160 Page 154|
|Zululand||Fournier Album Page 164|