1923 Bogus Stamps

Bogus Famine Relief Stamps

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The famine relief stamps of 1923 are bogus issues and these were subsequently forged as well. It seems that this bogus issue was prepared in Udine Italy.  The “forgeries” are thought to have originated in Belgium. I have some doubt that this is the only source as the imperforated issues are very different in detail & color.

For simplicity I will refer to them as:
Originals & forgeries
The forgeries are perforated differently, some crudely or as imperforates.
They are also visibly lacking in the details of the original. Many of the perforated series appear off center.


Original varieties


3 varieties of forgeries


Original


3 varieties of forgeries


Original


3 varieties of forgeries


Original


2 varieties of forgeries


Original


4 varieties of forgeries
The last one bottom right is VERY crude and may indicate that there is more than 1 source


Original


3 varieties of forgeries