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GINGERLAND and CHARLESTOWN forged cancels, Nevis postmarks
(in stamp section for convenience) 1951 clipping from Stamp Collecting magazine.
£8

Details of the Spiro Brothers forgeries, ST. CHRISTOPHER stamps
(in cover section for convenience) 1870 QV 1d in pale lilac as produced by the Spiro Brothers mounted on card with full description details.
£24


ST. VINCENT postal history
1917 unused b/w ppc of Kingstown with added KGV 1d WAR STAMP tied forged KINGSTOWN 12-1 17 d/ring.
£20


SOUTH AFRICA to BERMUDA postal history
1942 censored cover to Hampstead, London with 1d mining issue pmk'd JOHANNESBURG 16.1.42, forged violet CM21 PASSED BY CENSOR/47/BERMUDA added to reverse supported with deceiving address changing to The Princess Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda as the cover never went to Bermuda, small corner fault.
£80

SOUTHERN RHODESIA to BERMUDA postal history
1942 cover to T.A. Stokes, Princess Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda with 6 x KG6 d pmk'd SALISBURY 29 JAN 42 d/rings, outgoing triangular censor and forged CM21 PASSED BY CENSOR/47/BERMUDA also in red, no backstamps.
£80

BOGUS CANCELLATION and REGISTRATION, LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
Bogus mourning cover to London with genuine Leewards 1949 KG6 ½d slate-grey tied forged 26mm ANTIGUA with fleuron at base cds dated OC 17 94 for 49 purporting to prepay the registered rate with blue "R" in oval appended "2895", reverse forged WEST EALING 11.45 PM 11 NOV 1938 arrival cds.
The genuine ANTIGUA fleuron at base measures 23mm and was used period 1890 to 1901.
£120


BERMUDA postal history
1908 1d red Dock design with simulated perforations printed on paper to resemble a newswrapper with purposeful indecipherable cancellation addressed St. Etienne, French postage dues from another cover added pmkd St. Etienne 6-3 07.
£135



BARBADOS postal history
Fabricated 1865 entire to John Jeffrey & Co, Edinburgh with cleverly added (1d) blue tying in with original portion bootheel cancel with BARBADOS I/FE 9 65 cds alongside. The entire only given away by addition of wrongly rated red crayon "6".
£125


A18 used ENGLISH HARBOUR, Antigua postal history
1885 cover to R.V. Sherring, Hallatrow, Nr. Bristol with strip of three, single QV 1d carmine-red tied "A18" (a second type) with ENGLISH HARBOUR A/DE 4 85 cds alongside. Top left with re-instated "via Saint Thomas", reverse with most of flap removed showing Hallatrow and Bristol DE 21 85 cds. Sold "as is".
Note: This A18 cancel is not of the type proofed and sent out in 1858. It is now thought that the cover is contrived and fabricated in the early 1950's.
£500


FABRICATED PAID AT ENGLISH HARBOR Crowned Circle, ANTIGUA postal history
a completely fabricated wrapper (produced circa 1950) on brown parchment-like outer lettersheet addressed J. Lea Esq, Solicitor, Nevis with Pd lower left corner showing very fine red ink PAID AT ENGLISH HARBOR Crowned Circle plus very fine black ink ENGLISH HARBOR, ANTIGUA datestamp for JY 1 19 (19 for 61) and purplish ink 4 inter-island rate mark above address panel. Lower flap with trace of NEVIS arrival dbl-arc and some circular stains which are the base of a candle holder which has been cunninglyly blown out to spatter tiny flecks of red wax, also some minor soiling added by use of a paint brush dipped in water. Only two genuine entires with this Crowned Circle (Cat.9,000) are recorded.
£725


PAID AT NEVIS - AN EXQUISITE and INTRIGUING FAKED COVER
1885 completed fabricated cover showing why the PAID AT NEVIS Crowned Circle was used on pairs QV d dull green and singles QV 1d carmine (SG.25,27a) during the period 9/12/83 to 9/9/86 (dates taken from village manuscript markings on loose stamp overstruck with the Crowned Circle): 1885 cover addressed Chas. Hill Esq., English Harbour, Antigua with genuine QV 1d carmine superbly tied full upr. bogus PAID AT NEVIS Crowned Circle to uprate to 2d for the under 300 mile inter-island rate (with further strike alongside) additionally showing bogus NEVIS A/DE 12 85 despatch cds alongside address panel. B/stamped further bogus NEVIS A/DE 12 85 cds and what is now considered extremely dubious ANTIGUA/ A/DE 14 85/ ENGLISH HARBOUR cds (note that this is the same date as found on the E.V. Toeg cover bearing 8 x QV 1d to Sherring, Bristol with RPS certificate). The author being aware that genuine strikes of both the Crowned Paid and Nevis cds have an oily appearance at this time has cleverly used his paint brush to simulate the oily stains within the Nevis despatch cds and soiled the cover at top left for good measure. (Shortages of the 2d adhesive were highly probable at this time as only 1080 copies 2d red-brown CA were invoiced AU 10 82 followed by 5100, 5100, 5160 copies of the 2d ultramarine on NO 6 83, MY 21 84, AU 7 84). No genuine covers with the QV ds or single QV 1d with PAID AT NEVIS are known to exist.
£925


BOGUS BISECTED REVENUE, BARBADOS to ST.CHRISTOPHER postal history
the bogus "Revenue" and "HALF PENNY" overprints on diagonally perforated genuine QV 1d carmine (SG.92) tied faked Barbados duplex A/JA 4 87 on cover to St. Christopher showing both red and black faked arrival cancels. Opened-out for display, a little fragile with small faults, only entire seen as such. BPA cert as faked cover.
£275
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