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The Oneglia Forgeries

There is a whole group of forgeries (mainly the first Arms issues) that have been attributed to an Italian by the name of Erasmus Oneglia at the turn of the 20th century.  They are rather crude lithographs, and will not fool the more discerning. 

They come unused and used - almost always with the fake GULAWAYO cancel dated: JU 20 92.

The face of the lion is an easy way to tell the genuine from the forgery. The top image shows the genuine; the one underneath shows the almost ghost-like 'white face' of the fake.

 

Oneg6

REF # Oneg06

His material is considered somewhat scarce, though it pops up on eBay every six months or so.

It is hard to put a market value on them, but $20 - $30 each seems to be what collectors are willing to pay for them.

Numbers were sold from the Gerald Simpson collection auctioned by Sotheby's in Dec. 1982, Lot 472.

 

oneg6a

REF # Oneg06a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg6b

REF # Oneg06b

 

 

 

 

 

 

REF # Oneg1

Note the JY 20 92 date cancel.

 

 

 


 

 

Oneg1a

REF # Oneg1a

One of the few Oneglia forgeries without a GULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

1004b

REF # Oneg1b

An unused example.

 

 

 

 

 

REF # Oneg2s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg2sa

REF # Oneg2sa

 

 

 

 

 

 

oneg2sb

REF # Oneg2sb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg2sc

REF # Oneg2sc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg26

REF # Oneg26

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg26a

REF # Oneg26a

High quality workmanship to produce this cancel. 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg26b

REF # Oneg26b

 

 

 

 

 

 

oneg26c

REF # Oneg26c

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg3

REF # Oneg3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg5

REF # Oneg5

 

 

 

 

 

 

oneg5a

REF # Oneg5a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg5b

REF # Oneg5b

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg5c

REF # Oneg5c

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg10

REF # Oneg10

The white face (unshaded) of the lion is clearly seen in this copy.

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg10a

REF # Oneg10a

 

 

 

 

 

 

oneg10b

REF # Oneg10b

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg1p

REF # Oneg1p

 

 

 

 

 

 

REF # Oneg1pa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg2p

REF # Oneg2p

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg2pa

REF # Oneg2pa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg2pb

REF # Oneg2pb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg5p

REF # Oneg5p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg5pa

REF # Oneg5pa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg5pb

REF # Oneg5pb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg10p

REF # Oneg10p (SG 13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg10pa

REF # Oneg10pa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg10pb

REF # Oneg10pb

 

 

 

 

 

 

1013x

REF # Oneg10px (SG 13)

Ironically, GULAWAYO was  never used as a genuine cancel.  Was this on purpose, or a mis-spelling of GUBULAWAYO, which was used at that time, along with BULAWAYO?

 

 

 

 

Oneg10py

REF # Oneg10py (SG 13)

The same as the above. 

 

 

 

 

REF # Oneg1891Prov4a

The 4d surcharge is quite unlike the original.

 

 

 

 

 

1891Prov8

REF # Oneg1891Prov8

The 8d surcharge is quite unlike the original.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REF # Oneg1891Prov8a

Same as above. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REF # Oneg1891Prov8b

Same as above.  

 

 

 

 

 

oneg21

REF # Oneg1021 (SG 21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

oneg25

REF # Oneg1025 (SG 25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

REF # Oneg1025a (SG 25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg1025b

REF # Oneg1025b (SG 25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

oneg26

REF # Oneg1026 (SG 26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg1026a

REF # Oneg1026a (SG 26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg1026b

REF # Oneg1026b (SG 26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg1026c

REF # Oneg1026c (SG 26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

REF # Oneg1051 (SG 51)

Apart from the obvious fake stamp, the genuine overprint has the ONE PENNY approximately in line with the bottom of the lion.

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg1052

REF # Oneg1052 (SG 52)

Apart from the obvious fake stamp, the genuine overprint has the ONE PENNY approximately in line with the bottom of the lion.

 

 

 

 

Oneg1052a

REF # Oneg1052a (SG 52)

Apart from the obvious fake stamp, the genuine overprint has the ONE PENNY approximately in line with the bottom of the lion.

 

 

 

 

 

Oneg1052b

REF # Oneg1052b (SG 52)

Same as the above. Offered as genuine on Hipstamp in July, 2018.