ZURICH Forgeries part 1

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Note that all these stamps have been forged in large quantities and that genuine copies are very rare!

Forgeries exist with '1 8 4 3' in the corners (see images below) or '18' and '43' in the lower corners. I have seen a very rare proof with '18' and '43' in the lower corners.

Forgery! 1843 in corners! Forgery! 1843 in corners! Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn's forgery site Forgery! 1843 in the corners Forgery 1843 in corners!

('18' and '43' in the lower corners, reduced size)

Forgery which from a distance has an unusual 'pinkish' look.

The above forgeries have 1843 in the corners. Note that they are all different. These forgeries are described in Album Weeds (first four forgeries).

This forgery of the 4 r has the wrong inscription 'Cantonal - Taxe' instead of 'Local - Taxe'. It is the fifth forgery of the 4 r described in Album Weeds.


In the above forgery the tail of the '6' joins the central part of the '6'.

Note the bogus cancel!

The cancels in the above forgery betray them right away: such cancels were never used in Zurich.

Other, more deceptive forgeries:


This forgery of the 4 r has the word 'Taxe.' too far to the left.

Some other forgeries that do not correspond to any of the 5 types:

(images obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn's forgeries site: http://members.tripod.com/claghorn1p/Switzerland/index.htm)


Zurich forgeries, part 2

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