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1035

A forged BULAWAYO cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.  Note the date JU 1 96 is italisized (not found on the genuine). 

 

 

 

 

 

1050

A forged SALISBURY, MASHONALAND cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.  This is a very common forgery on all Rhodesia Arms. 

 

 

 

 

1050a

A forged SALISBURY cancel, similar to the one above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1050b

An indistinct forged cancel of dubious origin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1050c

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1073a

The forged LOMOGUNDI cancel.  Note the crude ink spread on the lettering.

 

 

 

 

 

1073b

An obscure REGISTERED BULAWAYO of unknown origin.  Most likely a cleaned fiscal.  A cancel like this would need an authenticating certificate.

 

 

 

 

A dubious REGISTERED BULAWAYO cancel of unknown origin.  Appears to be covering fiscal usage, and an authenticating certificate is strongly advised.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

A fiscal cancel, not to be mistaken for postally used.

 

 

 

 

 

1073da

A fiscal cancel, not to be mistaken for postally used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073db

 

A fiscal cancel, not to be mistaken for postally used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The common SALISBURY, MASHONALAND forgery.

 

 

 

 

 

1073ea

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073eb

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073f

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

 

 

 

 

 

1073fa

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A non-Rhodesia cancel over what is likely a cleaned fiscal. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1073ha

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073hb

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073hc

Another forged UMTALI cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel. 

 

 

 

 

 

1073i-2

A cleaned fiscal cancel.  These can sometimes be passed off as mint examples (regummed).  Note the faint purple lines through the left lower value circle. 

 

 

 

 

 

1073j

An obscure forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel. 

 

 

 

 

 

1073k

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073ka

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073m

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073ma

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073mb

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1073mc

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1090

 

This stamp has a fiscal cancel, but could easily be mistaken for a genuine postally used. 

 

 

 

 

 

1090a

 

This stamp has a fiscal cancel, but could easily be mistaken for a genuine postally used. 

 

 

 

 

 

1090aa

This stamp has a fiscal cancel, but could easily be mistaken for a genuine postally used. 

 

 

 

 

 

1090ab

This stamp has a fiscal cancel, but could easily be mistaken for a genuine postally used. 

 

 

 

 

 

1090b

 

This stamp has a fiscal cancel, but could easily be mistaken for a genuine postally used.   

 

 

 

 

 

1090ba

A fiscal cancel, not to be mistaken for postally used.

 

 

 

 

 

1090c

Another forged LOMOGUNDI cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1090d

A forged BULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1090da

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

 

 

 

 

1090db

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

 

 

 

 

 

1090e

 

Another indistinct, blurred forgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1090f

Another indistinct, blurred forgery over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.  

 

 

 

 

 

1090g

 

Another indistinct, blurred forgery over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1090k

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

 

 

 

 

 

1091

This stamp has a fiscal cancel, but could easily be mistaken for a genuine postally used. 

 

 

 

 

 

1091a

A fiscal cancel, not to be mistaken for postally used.

 

 

 

 

 

The cancel is either forged or 'by favor.'  Unlikely to have been postally used.

 

 

 

 

 

A forged BULAWAYO cancel over a fiscally used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

1091ca

A forged BULAWAYO cancel over a fiscally used stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

1091h

A forged LIVINGSTONE cancel over a fiscally used stamp.  Offered on eBay as genuine in 2015.

 

 

 

 

1091j

A cleaned, fiscally-used stamp with perfin holes that have been filled in. 

 

 

 

 

 

1093

A forged cancel of unknown town.

 

 

 

 

 

1093a

 

A forged BULAWAYO cancel commonly found on high value Arms.

 

 

 

 

 

1093b

Same cancel as above. 

 

 

 

 

 

1093c

 

The infamous ENKELDOORN cancel - found on a wide range of BSAC material.

 

 

 

 

 

1093d

A very crude, forged BULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1093dh

A Madam Joseph Forgery over a cleaned fiscally-used cancel. 

 

 

 

 

 

A very crude, forged UMTALI cancel.  Offered as genuine at a British auction house November, 2013.

 

 

 

 

1093f

Crude, forged cancels over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1093g

Crude SALISBURY forged cancels over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1093gk

A forged LIVINGSTONE cancel over a fiscally-used stamp.  Offered on eBay as genuine in 2015.  Similar to REF # 1091h above and offered by the same seller.

 

 

 

 

 

1093h

A perfinated fiscal with the holes filled in and a forged postmark added.

 

 

 

 

1093i

A perfinated fiscal with a forged BULAWAYO cancel added.

 

 

 

 

 

A forged overprint offered as genuine on eBay in 2013 as "Missing Stop Flaw".  The font style is hopelessly wrong.  Note also how the overprint is angling downwards to the right (not typical). See below for the genuine overprint with the "missing stop". 

 

 

 

1105

A forged overprint offered as genuine on eBay in 2013 as "missing RH flaw".  Not only is the font style hopelessly wrong, but there is no such thing as a "Missing 'RH' Flaw".  Note how the overprint is angling down to the right (not typical).  See below for the genuine overprint.

 

 

 

1105a

A genuine overprint included here to show the crisp font style.  This is also the true "Missing Stop Flaw".

 

 

 

 

 

A fake inverted overprint.

 

 

 

 

 

1113

Another fake BULAWAYO cancel over (or under) a fake RHODESIA overprint. The font style is not sharp or defined, and the distance between the 'D' and the 'E' is too close while the gap between the 'E' and the 'S' is too wide. 

 

 

 

1113a

The 'Madame Joseph' forged REGISTERED, BULAWAYO cancel - always dated JA 10 11.

 

 

 

 

 

A SALISBURY fake cancel.  Offered as genuine on auction by a British auction house in November 2012.

 

 

 

 

1113c

A fake LIVINGSTONE cancel, quite rare to see this one.

 

 

 

 

 

1113d

A non-descript cancel, most likely a forgery over a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

 

1113da

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

 

 

 

 

 

1114

This has a blurred, forged cancel.  The overprint appears to be a possible forgery - with the 'SIA' of RHODESIA in a larger font than the rest of the letters.

 

 

 

 

1114a

A crude forged cancel (the font is all wrong).  Likely, but not necessarily, a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

1115

A fake BULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1115a

A fake SALISBURY cancel over what is likely a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 

 

1115aa

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

 

 

 

 

 

1115b

This stamp has been cleaned of its fiscal cancel.  Shown here to demonstrate how easy it is to remove fiscal cancels.  In many cases, the outline of the fiscal cancel can be seen by placing the stamp under ultraviolet light.