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 

Reunion  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album     Fournier Album      Fournier Album
Rhodesia  Click here for country index (comparison)
Roman States Roman States      Sperati forgeries 
Romagna  Click here for country index (comparison)      p115      p116      p117      p118      p120
Romania  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album p121       p122       p123      p124      p125
Romania  Select RO Forgeries HERE
Rouad, Ile  Click here for country index (comparison)
Russia  Click here for country index (comparison)
Russia Fournier   Fournier Album  
     Levant, Russian Offices   Fournier Album
Russia Offices in China   Fournier Album

Saar  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album Overprints
St. Christopher  Click here for country index (comparison)
St. Helena  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album p53
Ste. Marie de Madagascar  Click here for country index (comparison)
St. Pierre & Miquelon   Fournier Album       Fournier Album Overprints      Fournier Cancel p33
St. Thomas & P. Fournier   Fournier Album  
St. Vincent  Click here for country index (comparison)
Salvador   Fournier Album Page 154>      Page 164
Samoa   Fournier Album p25      Page 164
Samoa  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album p155 
San Marino Fournier   Fournier Album Page 127      Page 128 
Sardinia   Fournier Album     Sperati forgeries 
Saxony   Fournier Album p125      Sperati forgeries 
Sedang  Click here for country index (comparison)
Selangor   Page 165     
Senegal   Fournier Album       Fournier Album p162
Senegambia  Click here for country index (comparison)
Serbia  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album p72
Shanghai   Page 164     
Siam   Page 164      Siam Scout Fund Stamps Fakes & Forgeries Issue;  also Post Card
Sierra Leone  Click here for country index (comparison)    Sperati forgeries 
Shanghai Fournier   Fournier Album  
Solomon Islands  Click here for country index (comparison)
British Solomon Islands Site     Cancels     Use the Back button to return here.
Somali Coast   Fournier Album
British Somaliland  Click here for country index (comparison)
South Australia  Click here for country index (comparison)
Southern Nigeria  Click here for country index (comparison)
Spain  1850-1905 Issue Catalog (catalog)
Spain catalog   1850 Issue   1851 Issue   1852 Issue   1853 Issue   1854 Issue   1860 Issue   1862 Issue   1864 Issue   1865 Issue   1866 Issue  
Spanish Morocco   Fournier Album
Sudan   Fournier Album
Suez Canal   Fournier Album
Sungei Ujong   Page 165     
Surinam  Click here for country index (comparison)
Swazieland   Fournier Album
Sweden  Click here for country index (comparison)      Fournier Album Overprints    Sperati forgeries 
Geneva etc Fournier   Fournier Album Page 132      Page 133      Federal Page 134      Helvetia Page 135      Helvetia Page 136 
Switzerland  Click here for country index (comparison)
Switzerland Sperati   Sperati forgeries 

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