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1891Prov1

REF # 1891Prov1

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancel. 

The Gibbons' catalogue price for each of the four surcharges is four times more for used than mint; this suggests a greater scarcity, which, in turn, has given rise to opportunistic attempts to 'produce' used examples for monetary gain.  Most 'add-on' cancels tend to be blurred, illegible, or non-descript.

 

 

 

1891Prov1a

REF # 1891Prov1a

Surcharge genuine.  Fake, non-descript cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov1aa

REF # 1891Prov1aa

Surcharge genuine.  Fake, non-descript cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov1b

REF # 1891Prov1b

Surcharge genuine.  Fake, non-descript cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov1c

REF # 1891Prov1c

Surcharge fake (not least for being positionally too high).  Most likely over a genuine postally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

REF # 1891Prov1d

Genuine surcharges.  A SALISBURY cancel - probably 'by favor'.

 

 

1891Prov1e

REF # 1891Prov1e

Surcharge genuine.   Fake, non-descript cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov1f

REF # 1891Prov1f

Surcharge genuine.   Fake cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov1g

REF # 1891Prov1g

Surcharge genuine. Fake non-descript cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov1h

REF # 1891Prov1h

Surcharge genuine. Fake non-descript cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov1j

REF # 1891Prov1j

Surcharge genuine. Fake non-descript cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov1m

REF # 1891Prov1m

Surcharge fake (courtesy of Erasmus Oneglia). Fake cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov1n

REF # 1891Prov1n

Surcharge genuine. Fake BULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov2

REF # 1891Prov2

Surcharge genuine.  Fake, non-descript cancels.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov2a

REF # 1891Prov2a

Forged surcharge.  It never appeared on the one halfpenny stamp, and certainly not in red.

 

 

 

 

1891Prov2b

REF # 1891Prov2b

Surcharge genuine.  Fake, non-descript cancels.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov2c

REF # 1891Prov2c

Surcharge genuine.  Fake, non-descript cancels.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov2d

REF # 1891Prov2d

Surcharge genuine.  Fake BULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov2e

REF # 1891Prov2e

Surcharge genuine.  Fake, non-descript cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov2f

REF # 1891Prov2f

Surcharge genuine.  Fake, non-descript cancel. 

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov2x

REF # 1891Prov2x

An Erasmus Oneglia forgery.  The cancel, the surcharge, and the stamp are all fake.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov4

REF # 1891Prov4

An Erasmus Oneglia forgery.  The cancel, the surcharge, and the stamp are all fake.

 

 

 


REF # 1891Prov4a

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov4b

REF # 1891Prov4b

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancel.

 

 

 

 

1891Prov4c

REF # 1891Prov4c

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancels.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov8c

REF # 1891Prov4d

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancel.

 

 

 

 

REF # 1891Prov8

A GUBULAWAYO forgery, always with the same date, which is JY 20 92.  The 8d. surcharge is also forged, as is the stamp - attributed to Erasmus Oneglia.

 

 

 

1891Prov8a

REF # 1891Prov8a

Surcharge genuine.  A fake REGD. BULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov8aa

REF # 1891Prov8aa

Surcharge appears genuine.  Forged BULAWAYO cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel (pencil), the remnants of which are clearly visible.

 

 

 

REF # 1891Prov8b

Both the surcharge and the cancel are forged, as is the stamp - a lithograph printing attributed to Erasmus Oneglia.

 

 

 

 

 

REF # 1891Prov8c

Surcharge genuine.  This is clearly a forged BULAWAYO cancel; the font style is all wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

 1891Prov8d

REF # 1891Prov8d

Surcharge forged.  Forged cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

 1891Prov8da

REF # 1891Prov8da

Surcharge genuine. Forged cancel (very dubious). 

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov8e

REF # 1891Prov8e

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov8f

REF # 1891Prov8f

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov8g

REF # 1891Prov8g

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov8h

REF # 1891Prov8h

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov8i

REF # 1891Prov8i

Surcharge genuine.  Forged cancel.