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 

Macao  Click here for country index (comparison)
Madagascar   Fournier Album       Fournier Album Overprints p161      Fournier Cancel p33
Maderia   Fournier Album
Malta Sperati   Sperati forgeries 
Marianas   Fournier Album p25      Fournier Album
Marshall Islands   Fournier Album p25      Fournier Album
Martinique   Fournier Album p156       Fournier Album p162      Fournier Cancel p33
Mauritania  Click here for country index (comparison)
Mauritius Fournier   Fournier Album 1849 
Mauritius  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album Overprints p164
Mayotte  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Cancel p33
Mecklenburg -
Schwerein Sperati
  Sperati forgeries 
Mexico  Click here for country index (comparison)
Moheli   Fournier Cancel p33
Mongolia  Click here for country index (comparison)
Montenegro  Click here for country index poszegel (comparison)
Montserrat  Click here for country index (comparison)
Montserrat Sperati   Sperati forgeries 
Morocco   Fournier Album       Fournier Album Page 163

Natal   Fournier Album       Fournier Album p53
Netherlands   Fournier Album
Nevis Nevis    
Netherlands Indies  Click here for country index (comparison)
New Brunswick   1851 Issue; 1860 Issue
New Caledonia  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album       Fournier Album Overprints      Fournier Cancel p33
Newfoundland   1857 Issue;
Newfoundland Sperati   Sperati forgeries 
New Republic New Republic    
New Zealand  Click here for country index (comparison)
Nicaragua  Click here for country index (comparison)
Niger Coast   Fournier Album
Nigeria  Click here for country index (comparison)
North Borneo  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album     
North Ingermanland  Click here for country index (comparison)
Northern Nigeria  Click here for country index (comparison)
Norway  Click here for country index (comparison)
Nossi Be   Fournier Album       Fournier Album Overprints      Fournier Cancel p33
Nova Scotia   1851 Issue; 1860 Issue

Obock  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album       Fournier Cancel p33       Fournier Album Page 163
Oldenburg   1852-55 Issue; 1859-61 Issue; Fournier
Oldenburg Sperati   Sperati forgeries 
Orange River Colony   Fournier Album

Pahang   Page 165     
Panama Panama    
Paraguay  Click here for country index (comparison)
Parma   Comparison      Sperati forgeries      Fournier Album p110      p111 
Perak   Page 165     
Persia  Click here for country index (comparison)      Page 165     
Peru   Fournier Album
Philippines   Page 166     
Poland   Fournier Album
Porto Rico Porto Rico    
Portugal   Fournier Album
Portuguese Guinee p75     p76 Portuguese Guinee p75     p76    
Portuguese India   Fournier Album Nova Goa cancel p80     p81     p82     p83     p84
Puerto Rico   Fournier Album Page 166      p112     

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 South Australia Southern Nigeria
Spain Surinam Sweden Switzerland

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