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10215

 

With a used value three times that of mint (Die I, Perf 15), this sort of non-descript cancel is often added to push up a stamp's value.

 

 

 

 

 

  

10267

 

A modern-day, forged cancel added to a mint stamp.  Offered on eBay in November, 2015 by a New York-based seller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10219a

A modern-day, forged BULAWAYO cancel added to a mint stamp (most likely).  Offered on eBay in November, 2015 by a New York-based seller.

 

 

 

 

10219b

 

A forged BULAWAYO cancel added to a mint stamp (most likely).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The KALOMO STATION forgery often found on the high value Admirals and Double Heads.

 

 

 

 

 

10234a

 

A forged RHODESIA cancel over a cleaned fiscally-used stamp - no doubt to increase its value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10234b

A very crude forged cancel over a cleaned fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10234c

A very crude forged cancel over a cleaned fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 10236

A number of these forged VICTORIA FLS (SK) have been found. Apart from the date being outside known usage, the font size of RHODESIA is smaller than VICTORIA FLS.  The date numerals are crude and larger than the genuine.  Note the fiscally-used cancel under the forgery.

 

 

This is a clearly visible, fiscally-used stamp (cleaned).  The cancel is of unknown origin and obviously a later add-on.

 

 

 

 

A forged BULAWAYO cancel (font style all wrong) over a cleaned fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10238b

A crude forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10238c

This could well be a genuine BULAWAYO cancel; it might need closer examination to verify.  However, the stamp itself was fiscally-used, as can be seen by the remnants of the fiscal cancel.  It would have been illegal to have used a fiscally-canceled stamp for postal purposes.

 

 

 

10238d

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.  Offered on eBay by a New York-based seller.

 

 

 

 

10238e

Appears to be over a cleaned fiscal cancel.  Closer examination suggested.

 

 

 

 

10238g

Appears to have been exposed to chemicals to produce the washed-out green color.  A forged cancel added, and offered on eBay in November, 2015 by a New York-based seller.

 

 

 

 

10238h

A Madame Joseph forgery (REGISTERED BULAWAYO - JA 10 11) - The right leg of the 'R' of REGISTERED should be angled outward in the genuine.

 

 

 

 

 

This cancel is carefully placed over a violet fiscal cancel (just visible in the top margin).  This would lead one to suspect that the cancel itself is faked.  Offered as genuine postally used at a British auction house in Dec. 2012.

 

 

 

A highly suspicious cancel over what appears to be a fiscally used stamp.  See bottom right corner.

 

 

 

 

10240b

A forged SALISBURY cancel. 

 

 

 

 

10240be

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.  

 

 

 

 

 

10240c

A forged cancel over a clearly visible fiscal cancel (see top right corner).

 

 

 

 

 

 10240ca

Possibly okay, but advisable to check for evidence of a cleaned fiscal cancel under all the postal cancels.

 

 

 

 

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10240e

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10240g

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10240i

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10240j

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10240k

Any heavy, non-descript cancel should be considered dubious on the high value Admirals.  They usually cover cleaned, fiscal cancels.

 

 

 

 

10240m

A forged BULAWAYO cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10240t

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10240ta

A crude, forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10240z

 

A very washed-out, cleaned, fiscally-used stamp, which has virtually transformed the color.  Included here more as a novelty than a forgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10241

A forged non-BSAC cancel over a cleaned fiscal. 

 

 

 

 

 

Another KALOMO STATION forgery over a cleaned fiscal (manuscript cancel just visible over the King's cap and just east of it).

 

 

 

 

10241aa

A KALOMO STATION forgery by Madame Joseph.

 

 

 

 

 

10241b

A suspicious cancel with W.W. R(HODESIA).  It should be N.W....  Multiple dubious cancels on these high value stamps overwhelmingly point to the cover-up of a fiscal cancel.

 

 

 

 

10241e

A very dubious cancel - not likely genuine. 

 

 

 

 

10241ea

A dubious, non-postal cancel - not likely genuine. 

 

 

 

 

10241g

A couple of forged cancels over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp. 

 

 

 

 

 

10241h

A couple of forged cancels over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp. 

 

 

 

 

 

10241p

A forged UMTALI cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10241j

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10241q

A forged CHINSALI cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10278

A KALOMO STATION forgery by Madame Joseph.  For some reason the forger especially targetted the one pound Admirals.  Most if not all of them are over cleaned, fiscally-used cancels.

 

 

 

 

10278a

The exact same stamp as above, but this time offered on the Internet with the colors manipulated to appear different to the previous listing.

 

 

 

 

 10278b

 

Another example of the KALOMO STATION forgery (showing the NW RHODESIA) over a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another example of the KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

 

 

 

10279a

A crude BULAWAYO forgery over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10279aa

A crude BULAWAYO forgery over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10279b

A crude nondescript forgery over a fiscally used stamp.  The violet ink of the cancel is still visible to the naked eye.

 

 

 

 

10279ba

A crude nondescript forgery over a fiscally used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 10279bb

A crude nondescript forgery over a fiscally used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10279bc

A crude nondescript forgery over a fiscally used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10279bd

A typical, partially cleaned fiscal included here to show how easy it is to come later with a 'postal' cancel.

 

 

 

 

 10279be

Heavy nondescript cancels to cover a visible cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

 10279bf

A nondescript cancel covering a visible cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

 10279bg

Heavy nondescript cancels to cover a visible cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

10279bh

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10279bj

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10279bk

Multiple forged cancels over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10279bm

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10279bn

Multiple forged cancels over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10279bp

 

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.  This stamp has a P.F.S.A. certificate (No. 5689), 1981, stating that the stamp is "genuine, used".  The stamp is genuine but the cancel is forged and the stamp cleaned of fiscal cancels.

 

 

 

 

10279bq

Forged cancels over what is most likely a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10279c

A crude BULAWAYO forgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10279ca

A crude BULAWAYO forgery with a 1910 datestamp - three years before date of issue.

 

 

 

 

10279cb

 

The same forged cancel as above on a different stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10279cq

 

A Bulawayo forgery over a cleaned fiscally used stamp. There is a repair on the lower margin which has been reperfed. The stamp is being offered on eBay in 2019 (as genuine). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10279d

Another KALOMO STATION forgery by Madame Joseph (over a cleaned fiscal).

 

 

 

 

 

10279da

Another KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another KALOMO STATION forgery.  Offered as genuine on eBay in Dec. 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 10279dc

Another KALOMO STATION forgery (over a cleaned fiscal).

 

 

 

 

 

10279de

Another KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10279e

 

A non-Rhodesia cancel probably slapped on to enhance value either because it was a 'no-gum' unused stamp or a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

A series of blurred, non-descript cancels likely point to a forgery over a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

10279g

A certificate of authenticity is highly recommended.  Assume a cleaned fiscal unless proven otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 10279ga

Looks like a genuine cancel - probably "by favor" but over a cleaned, fiscally used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

10279h

A certificate of authenticity is highly recommended.  Assume a cleaned fiscal unless proven otherwise.

 

 

 

 

10279ha

A certificate of authenticity is highly recommended.  It lacks the 'look' of a genuine cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

10279hi

A nondescript, forged cancel. 

 

 

 

 

 

10279i

A certificate of authenticity is highly recommended.  

 

 

 

 

 

10279j

A forged cancel over a clearly visible cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

10279k

A forged non-BSAC cancel over a cleaned fiscal. 

 

 

 

 

 

10279m

A forged cancel over a clearly visible cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

10279ma

A forged cancel over a clearly visible cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

 10279n

A fiscal cancel offered as genuine postally used on eBay in November, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 10279na

 

The same idea as above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10279p

A crude forged cancel offered as genuine postally used on eBay in March, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

10279q

 

A crude forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10279qa

 

A crude forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10279qb

A crude forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

 10279r

 

A crude forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10279s

A crude forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

 10279t

The common ENKELDOORN forgery - offered as genuine on Hipstamp in July, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 10279ta

Another ENKELDOORN forgery over a cleaned fiscal  - offered as genuine used by Sandafayre in July, 2018 (Auction 4282, Lot 3119).

 

 

 

 

 

 10279tb

Another ENKELDOORN forgery over a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

A forged LIVINGSTONE cancel dated six days before the official date of issue.

 

 

10190
 
 
A forged cancel.  The font is wrong, and there are no periods (full stops) after the N W of RHODESIA.
 
Always with the date 5 DEC 1917