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10119

A large group of modern-day forgeries were offered on eBay in 2011. Samples submitted to the B.P.A. were certified as forgeries. Many are chemically cleaned and show a violet hue under the UV lamp. Dubbed the 'Lau' or 'Ecclestone' forgeries.

10119a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery. Note that many of these forgeries have a first day of issue cancel date, and all have the same characteristic workmanship. 

Re-offered on eBay in November, 2014 by a UK seller.

10119b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10119d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.  

 

 

 

A forged VICTORIA FALLS cancel offered on eBay in December, 2013.  Note the rounded lettering, which is inconsistent with the BSAC cancellers.  The freshness of the cancel suggests a very recent forgery.

 

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10119g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 10119h

A non-Rhodesia barred cancel.  Assumed to be some kind of add-on curiosity.

 

 

10119ha

A non-Rhodesia barred cancel.  Assumed to be some kind of add-on curiosity.

 

 10119j

This is one of a small number of double heads that were offered on eBay in 2014 by a UK-based seller.  Sold as 'with blank obliterator in date'.  On examination, it was found that the 'blank' was actually a later 'add-on' - likely to enhance the value of the stamp.  Under magnification, the color of the ink was different to the surrounding ink, and the numerals of the original cancel could be seen under the 'blank'.

 10122

This is one of a group of forged cancels that were offered on eBay in 2014.  The cancel is obviously non-Rhodesia BSAC.  The stamps is SG 122, which was not sent to Rhodesia for postal use.  Only a few remaindered cancels are known. 

 

10123

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 10123k

This is one of a small number of double heads that were offered on eBay in 2014 by a UK-based seller.  Sold as 'with blank obliterator in date'.  On examination, it was found that the 'blank' was actually a later 'add-on' - likely to enhance the value of the stamp.  Under magnification, the color of the ink was different to the surrounding ink, and the numerals of the original cancel could be seen under the 'blank'.

10123ka 

This is one of a small number of double heads that were offered on eBay in 2014 by a UK-based seller.  Sold as 'with blank obliterator in date'.  On examination, it was found that the 'blank' was actually a later 'add-on' - likely to enhance the value of the stamp.  Under magnification, the color of the ink was different to the surrounding ink, and the numerals of the original cancel could be seen under the 'blank'.

 10123kb

This is one of a small number of double heads that were offered on eBay in 2014 by a UK-based seller.  Sold as 'with blank obliterator in date'.  On examination, it was found that the 'blank' was actually a later 'add-on' - likely to enhance the value of the stamp.  Under magnification, the color of the ink was different to the surrounding ink, and the numerals of the original cancel could be seen under the 'blank'.

10123km

A non-Rhodesia barred cancel.  Assumed to be some kind of add-on curiosity.

 

10126

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10126a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10126b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10126d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10126ea

A very amateurish attempt at replicating the “gash in ear” variety – way too thick and the angle of the “gash” is slightly off. One assumes a black magic marker and a not-so-magical artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A dozen or so 'used' copies have from time to time been considered to be 'by favor'.  These would be with a blurred ENKELDOORN or RHODESIA cancel - similar, but not consistent with the genuine cancel used at that time. Consequently, these cancels should be considered forged rather than 'by favor.'  See article in the Journal of the Rhodesia Study Circle, # 253, December 2014, page 150.

As above. Some certificates exist that will describe the stamp as genuine, but that is not to be understood as validating the cancel as genuine. At the Gibbs 1987 auction sale, these stamps were described as "usual dubious cancellation" and offered "as is".

10127b

This is not the ENKELDOORN forgery, but someone's else's work on an SG 127.  Note the 'R' of RHODESIA.  It is not consistent with the font style of the genuine.  SG 127 was never officially sent to Rhodesia for postal use, which in turn becomes a forger's dream opportunity to fabricate the 'possibility' of genuine usage. 

 10127c

Another example of the ENKELDOORN forgery. More recent research suggests that  genuine CTO cancels (GWELO) on SG 127 do not exist.  However, the find of a dozen or so with GWELO (DC) cancels and mid-1911 dates may well be the Falk/Senf Brothers combining to produce postally-used examples for the philatelic trade.

 10127d

As above.  This one has a 1956 BPA certificate stating that the stamp is 'genuine'.

 

 

 10127da

Another example of the ENKELDOORN forgery. 

 

 

10127db

Another example of the ENKELDOORN forgery. 

 

 

 10127e

A non-descript, non BSAC cancel - different to the above - and an obvious attempt to fraudulently increase the value of the stamp 5-fold.  Offered on eBay in December 2015.

10131

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

  

10131g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131k

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131m

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

A forged cancel with crude, non-BSAC font.  The date begins 'NO....', which is not found on the double circle cancels.

 

10131p 

A number of these forged VICTORIA FLS (SK) have been found. The font size of RHODESIA is smaller than VICTORIA FLS.  The date numerals are crude and larger than the genuine.

 

10132 

Another example of the KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

 10132a

An 'add-on' non-BSAC cancel.

 

 

 

 

10134

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10134a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10134b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10134c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.  The stamp is RSC-A which was never sent to Rhodesia for postal use. 

 

10134d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.  Another RSC-A printing, which was never sent to Rhodesia.

 

 

10134e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.  The stamp is RSC-A, which was not sent to Rhodesia for postal use.

 

 

 10134ea

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.  Note the first day of issue. 

 

 

 

 10134eb

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

 

 10134ec

 An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

Someone practicing their forging skills?? Offered as genuine on eBay in Dec. 2013.

 

10134fa

A very similar forgery to the one above. 

 

10134g

Another ENKELDOORN forgery.  The stamp is RSC-B, which was never sent to Rhodesia for postal use.

 

 10134h

Another ENKELDOORN forgery.

 

 

10134m

A crude, nondescript cancel.

 

 

 

10134p
Another 'Madame Joseph' KALOMO STATION forgery. 

 

 

10140

This is RSC-B which was never sent to Rhodesia (as with RSC-C).  A few used examples exist that are genuine 'by favors' - most likely purchased in London and carried from London to Rhodesia for that purpose.  This stamp has a crude BULAWAYO forged cancel.

 10140a

A crude BULAWAYO forged cancel on an RSC-B (see above).

 

 

10140b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

Re-offered on eBay in November, 2014 by a UK based seller.

 

 

10140c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

 10140h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140k

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140m

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140n

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

The ENKELDOORN forgery.  The stamp is RSC-C, which was never sent to Rhodesia for postal use.

 

 

 10140pa

Another ENKELDOORN forgery.  The stamp is RSC-B, which was never sent to Rhodesia for postal use.

 

 

10140qa

A very amateurish attempt at replicating the “gash in ear” variety – way too thick and the angle of the “gash” is slightly off. One assumes a black magic marker and a not-so-magical artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10140r

A 'MADAME JOSEPH' REGISTERED BULAWAYO forgery (JA 10 11).

 

 

10141

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10141a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10141b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10141d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10141e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10141f

Someone practicing their forging skills?? Offered as genuine on eBay in Dec. 2013.

 

 

10141fa

The same problem as the above. 

 

 10141g

A 'Madame Joseph' forgery.  Note the almost straight right leg of the 'R' of REGISTERED - making it almost parallel with the left leg.  On the genuine, the right leg should be angled at about 30 degrees.

 10141h

Another 'Madame Joseph' KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

 

10141p

Another 'ENKELDOORN' forgery - most often found on SG 127. 

 

10141q

I very much doubt that this is a genuine cancel. 

 

10144

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144k

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144m

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144n

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144p-1

Forged cancels slapped over what is likely a fiscally used stamp.

 

 

10145

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10145a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10185

A crude 'GWA...' forged cancel.

 

 

 

10185a

A 'Madame Joseph' forged cancel with the tell-tale JA 10 11 date. 

 

 

A forged BULAWAYO cancel.  The font style (particularly the numerals) is all wrong.  Probably a 'Madame Joseph' or 'George' forgery.
 

 

A forged BULAWAYO cancel.  The font style and spacing is not quite accurate  - especially the 'W'.  

 

 10147bb

A forged BULAWAYO cancel. 

 

 

10185c

Valued at four times what a mint copy is worth, SG 185 will always be the target of cancel forgeries.  The cancel on this stamp is not a Rhodesia cancel, and could well have been applied at some later stage of the life of the stamp. 

10185d

See above: One of those nondescript illegible cancels applied at some point in the stamp's history to enhance its value.

 

10185e

As above.

 

 

As above.

 

 

10147eb

As above.

 

 

10147ec

As above.

 

 

 

 10147ed

A non-BSAC cancel.

 

 

 

 10147ee

Looks like a typical Zinco-type cancel. Not genuine. Sold on eBay in Nov. 2018. 

 

 

 

 101047ef

Probably the same Zinco-type cancel. Not genuine. Sold on eBay in Nov. 2018. 

 

 

 

 10147eg

A forged cancel.  Sold on eBay in Nov. 2018. 

 

 

 

 10147eh

A forged cancel.  Sold on eBay in May 2019. 

 

 

 

10185f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10147g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10147h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10147i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

A high magnification examination of lettering shows the charateristics of a forgery. Again, an indistinct cancel.

 

10147k

A non-BSAC  'REGISTERED' cancel added to enhance value.

 

 

10147ka

The font style is not consistent with known BSAC cancellers.

 

 

10147m

A non-BSAC cancel added.

 

 

 10147ma

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

10147mb

A forged GWELO cancel.

 

 

10147n

The lettering style is all wrong.  BULAWAYO cancels in 1917 would have to have crosses or dots between the town and the country.  Also, the wide spacing between the '19' and '17' is incompatible with date stamps of that era.  Probably a 'George' forgery.

10147na

A VICTORIA FALLS forgery - most likely the handiwork of Mr. George.

 

 

The black lines most likely added later in its life and should not be considered postally used. Offered by a British auction house in 2012. 

 

A crude non-Rhodesia cancel.

 

 

10147r

A blurred, crude-looking SALISBURY cancel on an SG 185 is grounds for suspicion as to its genuineness.  Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

10147ra

Another blurred, crude-looking cancel on an SG 185.

 

 

 10147rb

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

 

10147s

A crude, non-Rhodesia cancel.  Offered on eBay in 2013

 

 

 10147sa

One of a group of forged cancels offered on eBay in 2014. 

 

 

10147t

A blurred, non-Rhodesia cancel.  Offered on eBay in 2013

 

 

10147ta

Another blurred, non-Rhodesia cancel. 

 

 

10147tb

A forged, non-descript cancel added to enhance value by four times.

 

 

 10147tc

A forged, non-descript cancel added to enhance value by four times.

 

 

10147u

A blurred, non-Rhodesia cancel.  Offered on eBay in 2013

 

 

 10147ua

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

 

10147v

The ENKELDOORN forged cancel, more commonly found on the 2d. SG 127.   Offered on eBay in February 2014.

 

 

 10147va

As above - the ENKELDOORN forgery.

 

 

 10147w

A modern-day forgery discovered in November, 2014 being offered as genuine on eBay.  Likely laser-printed.

 

 

 10147x

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

 

10147xa

A crude, forged cancel (also a color changeling). 

 

 

 

 

 

10147y-1

A forged cancel applied to enhance the value by 4 times.

 

 

 

 10147y

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

 

An indistinct non-Rhodesia cancel.

 

 

 

10149a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149h

A non-Rhodesia cancel applied to enhance the value of what was most likely a stamp without gum.

 

10149i 

A modern-day forgery discovered in November, 2014 being offered as genuine on eBay.  Likely laser-printed.

 10149j

A non-Rhodesia cancel applied to enhance the value of what was most likely a stamp without gum.

 

 

10149k

A forged VICTORIA FALLS cancel, thought to be the work of Mr. George, a printer by trade.  This cancel is found on a number of BSAC stamps.  Note how the font size of the town is significantly larger than the font size of the S. RHODESIA.  On the genuine, the font size is the same.

 

10149m

A non RHODESIA cancel with the lettering "OLINE" where the country name should be.  Assume that it is 'add-on' to enhance value.

 

10149n

A forged cancel on a mint stamp.  Assume that it is 'add-on' to enhance value.

 

 

10149p

Another 'ENKELDOORN' forgery -  most often found on SG 127.

 

10151

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10151e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151k

A forged cancel on an SG 177.  The 'A' of RHODESIA is too wide and splayed-out.

 

 

1015210152b

Outwardly seems to be the popular and sought-after Pos. 2 'Gash in Ear' flaw.  However, the stamp is from the 'No Gash' state of the head plate, which does not have this flaw. Either the ink from the cancel has splattered onto the ear at the exact location of the gash flaw, or, more likely, someone has used a pen to draw in the 'gash'.

 

 

 

 

This stamp is from the Long Gash 1 state of the head plate, and a casual glance might indicate the Pos. 2 'Gash in Ear' flaw. However, on closer examination, the 'gash' is thinner and shorter than the real thing as well as being slightly off-angle. Therefore it must be assumed that someone penciled in that line to appear as the 'gash'.

 

 

 

 

10153b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10153c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10153d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10153e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10153f

A dubious-looking BULAWAYO cancel.  A certificate suggested.

 

 

10153g

A crude CHINSALI forged cancel.  The font is not consistent with the genuine.

 

 

 10153h

A non-Rhodesia cancel applied to enhance the value of what was most likely a stamp without gum.

 

10153i

A couple of crude, non-BSAC cancels.

 

 

10154

A PORT MORESBY (PAPUA) forged cancel added to enhance value over what is likely a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

 10154-2

The same stamp as above re-offered with  coloring altered by digital software.

 

 

 

10153m-1

A couple of crude cancels slapped over what is likely a cleaned fiscal cancel.

 

 

 

10153p

A couple of crude cancels.

 

 

 

 

10153q

A crude GWELO forged cancel over a fiscally-used cancel.  Offered on eBay in November, 2015 by a New York seller.

 

 

 10154a

Multiple, indistinct, nondescript cancels invariably cover cleaned fiscal cancels, hoping thereby for a dramatically increased value.  

 

10154b-1

A couple of crude cancels slapped over what is likely a cleaned fiscal cancel.

 

 

10154c-1

A couple of crude cancels slapped over what is likely a cleaned fiscal cancel.

 

 

10154d-1

A couple of crude cancels slapped over what is likely a cleaned fiscal cancel.

 

 

 

10155

A fiscal cancel and should not be considered postally used. 

 

 

10155a

A dubious cancel - likely forged. 

 

 

A non-Rhodesia barred diamond cancel, likely added on to conceal a cleaned fiscal.

 

10156

An indistinct, nondescript cancel on this stamp is a high candidate for a forgery.  

 

 

 10156a

A crude BULAWAYO forgery.  Stamp looks like it never went through the postal system. 

 

 

 10157

One of a large group of forged cancels offered as genuine on eBay from September 2014 onward by a UK-based seller.  A curved ink mark does not constitute genuine postal usage.  This is a typical example of an 'add-on' to satisfy those who want a used example in good condition.  Invariably the stamp itself is too fine of a condition to have passed through the 'rough' postal handling services of the double head era.

 10157aa

Another of the above.

 

 

 

 10157b

Another of the above.  Offered on eBay in December 2015.

 

 

 10157c

Another of the above.  Offered on eBay in December 2015.

 

 

 10157d

Another of the above.

 

 

 10157e

Another of the above.

 

 

 10157f

Another of the above.

 

 

 10157fa

Another of the above.

 

 

 10157g

Forged cancels over a cleaned fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

10157ga

There is a BULAWAYO cancel that looks similar to this.  The scan looks a little cruder.  An examination for a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel is highly recomended.

10157gb

A forged BULAWAYO cancel. 

 

10157h

A couple of crude nondescript cancels over a cleaned fiscally used RSC-A.

 

 

10157i

A couple of crude cancels over a cleaned fiscally used RSC-A.

 

 

10157j

Highly dubious cancel, and would need to be examined very closely.

 

 

10157k

A crude LIVINGSTONE forged cancel - most likely the handiwork of Mr. George.  The "V" of LIVINGSTONE is too large.

 

10157m

Non-BSAC cancels, most likely to hide fiscal usage.

 

 

 10157n

Non-BSAC cancels, most likely to hide fiscal usage

 

 

 

 

10157p

A very crude BULAWAYO STATION cancel offered on eBay as genuine in November 2018. 

 

 10158

An unconvincing cancel. Consider forged unless otherwise proven.  Offered by a New York based eBay seller.

 

 

10158a-1

An unconvincing cancel. Consider forged unless otherwise proven.

 

 

 10158b

A forged cancel.  Note the rounded 'A' of APR in the date, which is not consistent with the genuine (pointed).  Note also the alignment of RHODESIA.  It is offset to the right instead of centered.  There is no "S', "N", "NE" or "NW" in front of it, which is the only way an alignment to the right could occur.

10158d

A BULAWAYO forgery resembling a CTO.  Cancel over what is likely a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.  The stamp is SG 158a on which no CTO has ever been recorded.  Offered on eBay in November, 2015 by a New York seller.

10158k

A forged CHINSALI cancel. 


10160

A BULAWAYO MATEBELELAND forged cancel over a cleaned fiscally used. Offered on eBay as genuine in Dec. 2012.

 

 

10160a

A forged SALISBURY cancel.  The lettering and 'star' are all wrong - being too crude and exagerated. 

 

 

10160ba

A crude forgery.

 

 

 

10160b

A forged BULAWAYO cancel over what is likely a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

10160c

The well-known ENKLEDOORN forged cancel found on a number of double heads and a few large Arms. 

 

10160d

A mildly crude, forged cancel.  Wanderer Mine post office did not open until 1936.

 

10161

A non-descript, non-Rhodesia postal cancel - possibly a fiscal cancel.

 

 

10161a

A fiscally used stamp (perfinated) with what is likely a "by favor" INORO cancel - possibly someone at the INORO post office 'fooling around'.

 

 10161aa

Offered by a UK-based auction house in November, 2014 as genuine.  It has a non-Rhodesia cancel added: likely either a home-made item or something by favor of a local postmaster. 

 10161ab

Looks like a non-Rhodesian cancel over a cleaned stamp. 

Sold on eBay as genuine in December, 2013.  An expertising certificate is highly recommended.  The extreme loss of color and the similarity to the modern-day 'Ecclestone' forgeries mark this stamp as 'guilty' unless proven otherwise.

10161ba

The stamp is cleaned, fiscally-used.  One should assume that the cancel is most likely forged.

 

10161bb

The stamp is cleaned, fiscally-used.  One should assume that the cancel is most likely forged.

 

10161c

A highly dubious cancel over what is likely a cleaned fiscal.

 

 

10161e

A forged GWELO cancel.  The 'W' of GWELO is too splayed out.  The 'E' of GWELO is all wrong.  The font size of GWELO is visibly larger than the font size of RHODESIA.  On genuine GWELO cancels, the font size is the same as RHODESIA. Offered on eBay in November, 2015.  This forgery appears on an 8d.

10161f

A forged cancel over what is likely a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.

 

 

10161g

The stamp itself is very washed-out and/or faded.  The starkness of the cancel suggests something added on later, and would fall under the category of 'dubious'. 

 

10162 

This is one of a group of forged cancels that were offered on eBay in 2014.

 

 

10162a

Offered on eBay in November, 2015.  A dubious LIVINGSTONE cancel of which there are many forgeries.  The stamp is highly washed of color, which is often indicative of a cleaned stamp.  An examination for fiscal cancels in the area below "D" of RHODESIA and above the King's head is highly recommended. 

10162b

Offered on eBay in January, 2016 as a forged cancel.  Another dubious LIVINGSTONE cancel of which there are many forgeries.  Remnants of fiscal usage detected.

 

10163

Heavily washed (cleaned) and the light remains of a fiscal cancel can just be seen with the naked eye.  Therefore the cancel applied should be considered a forgery as a matter of course.

10163a

An ELDOR(ADO MINE) cancel.  It would definitely need an expertizing certificate to authenticate its status.  We do know that the true SG 163 was not sent to Rhodesia for postal use.  The only recorded 'used' copies are remainders - CTO (Cancelled-to-Order).  However, both RSC-B and RSC-C were sent to Rhodesia if that is what this stamp is (hard to tell from scan).

10164

Sold as genuine at a renowned British auction house in Nov. 2011.  However, all the LIVINGSTONE (DC) cancels of the BSAC era were 'N.W.' RHODESIA, not 'N.' RHODESIA. 

This forgery is attributed to Madame Joseph and is shown as #330 in "Madame Joseph Revisited" by Brian Cartwright (2005 edition).

 

 

10163c 

A curved ink mark does not constitute a genuine postal cancel.  This is SG 163 which was not sent to Rhodesia for postal use.  Only remaindered 'used' copies are known with CTO's.

 

 10163d

A very crude BEMBESI cancel.  Note how the lower "bulge" of the 'B' on BEMBESI is much larger than the upper.

 

 

 

10164a

A forged 'barred' cancel bearing little or no resemblance to the true. 

 

 

10164b

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

 

 

 10164c

A 'Madame Joseph' forgery (JA 10 11).

This is #327 in "Madame Joseph Revisited" by Brian Cartwright (2005 edition).

10164d

Another forged KALOMO STATION cancel by Madame Joseph.

 

10164e

Non-descript cancels like these should be considered forged.  Offered on eBay as genuine in Dec. 2012.

 

10164f

The same stamp as above re-offered on e-Bay but with a new color scan.

 

 

10164fa

A dubious cancel - not considered authentic.

 

10164g

A crude forged BULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 10164ga

A crude forged BULAWAYO cancel, possibly an attempt to copy the CTO cancel.  No date at all.

 

 

 

10164gb

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

 

 10164i

This is one of a group of forged cancels that were offered on eBay in 2014.  The cancel is obviously non-Rhodesia BSAC.

 

10164j

Reliably informed that the cancel is genuine.  Evidence of a cleaned fiscal is strongly advised.

 

 

10164k

A dubious GWANDA cancel needing verification as to authenticity.  The perfs on the right margin are re-perforated from the NE corner down to the about halfway.

 

10164m

A forged cancel. Lettering not consistent with BSAC cancellers. 

 

10164n

A crude, forged cancel. Lettering not consistent with BSAC cancellers

 

10165

A very crude BULAWAYO forgery.

 

 

 

10165a

A REGISTERED, BULAWAYO forgery.

 

 

10165aa

A crudely forged REGISTERED BULAWAYO (SC) cancel.

 

 

10165ab

A crude forgery over a cleaned fiscal.  This one has a Friedl certificate.  Click on Certificates for further information.

 

 

10165b

A PENHALONGA forgery attributed to Robert George.

 

 

10165c

An indistinct cancel like this should be considered dubious unless proven otherwise.

 

 

10165ca

An indistinct cancel like this should be considered dubious unless proven otherwise.  A high probability forgery on a cleaned fiscal here.

 

 

 10165cb

Forged cancels over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

10165d

A forged cancel - most likely BULAWAYO.

 

 

 10165da

A genuine cancel applied to a cleaned, fiscally used stamp.  Obviously 'by favor'.

 

 

 10165e

A very crude forged cancel.

 

 

 10165f

Note the indistinct lettering.  A fairly crude REGISTERED, BULAWAYO forgery.  Note the washed appearance of a cleaned fiscal.

 

10165fa 

A cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.  As opposed to the cancel above, this may well be a genuine cancel.  Obviously applied 'by favor'.

 

 10165g

A high quality forged SALISBURY (DC) cancel. The date characters are malformed and show a 1912 date stamp. However, the stamp is a Hook 2 printing - probably RSC-F - and would not have been available until 1917. 

The same forgery as above on what looks like RSC-G (Hook 2). Note the washed appearance (often a cleaned fiscal). Note the same date: 16 DEC 12.

 

10165gaa

The same forgery as above (same date).  This stamp is a Hook 2 printing, probably RSC F, with earliest known postal usage in 1917.  A perf. 15 stamp being offered as genuine with a Brandon certificate. 

 

10165gab

The same forgery as above (same date).  This stamp is a Hook 2 printing, probably RSC G, with earliest known postal usage in 1917.  

  

 10165gbreplace

An authenticating certificate is highly recommended.

 

 

10165gc

With partial, undetermined SALISBURY cancels on this value, an authenticating certificate is strongly recommended.

 

 

10165gd

Same as above: With partial, undetermined SALISBURY cancels on this value, an authenticating certificate is strongly recommended.

 

10165ge

A crude SALISBURY forgery.

 

 

 

The cancel appears to be genuine.  The 1922 date is odd.  An expertising certificate strongly recommended.  Looks like a "by favor" cancel over a cleaned fiscal.

 

 10165gg

The cancel appears to be genuine.  An expertizing certificate is recommended to ascertain whether the stamp is a cleaned, fiscally used item (which 98% of them are).

 

10165gh 

The cancel is too crude to be considered genuine.  Likely a cleaned, fiscally used stamp.

 

 

 10165gi

A very fake forged cancel over what is likely a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 10165gk

A very fake SALISBURY cancel over what is likely a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 10165h

Not a valid Rhodesia cancel.  Note the 1934 date.  BSAC stamps were invalid after 1925 in the Rhodesia's.

 

 

10165i

Included here as a cleaned fiscal.  Many of the high value BSAC with forged cancels are cleaned fiscals, the outline of the cancel often seen under UV light.  

 

 10165ia

Included here as another example of a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp and offered as 'mint' on eBay in 2015.

 

 

10165ia

This stamp is not unlike RSC-C in frame color.  Its generally worn appearance is much more suggestive of a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.  In fact, it may well have been an RSC-E (fiscally-used).

10165j

The well-known KALOMO STATION forgery attributed to Madame Joseph.

 

 

10165ja

Another copy of the KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

10165jb

Another copy of the KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

10165jd

A Madame Joseph forgery:  KALOMO STATION.

 

 

10165jp

A Madame Joseph forgery.  REGISTERED BULAWAYO JA 10 11.

 

10165jq

A Madame Joseph forgery.  REGISTERED BULAWAYO JA 10 11.

 

10165jr

A Madame Joseph forgery.  REGISTERED BULAWAYO JA 10 11.

 

10165k

A crude BULAWAYO (SC) cancel.  Note the generally indistinct lines of the letters.

 

 

10165m

Probably a REGD. BULAWAYO cancel.  Looks very dubious.  At best a 'by favor'.  An expertising certificate is recommended for a final opinion. Colors as washed out as this example typically mean a chemically cleaned fiscal. 

10165ma

A BULAWAYO STATION cancel.  Looks dubious and would require an expertising certificate.

 

 

10165n

A blurred forgery - commonly used to hide the crude fakeness of the cancel.

 

 

10165na

A forged BULAWAYO cancel.  Note the date, 10 SEP 10, which is two months before the official date of issue.  Offered as genuine at a British auction house in Dec. 2012. 

 

 10165nb

 

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

 

 

10165nc 

The cancel appears to be a genuine BULAWAYO STATION cancel, but is needs a closer examination to reveal its true status. It is highly likely a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

10165nd

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

 

 

10165ne

It looks like a genuine cancel, but we should assume that it was "by favor".  There is a BULAWAYO . A cancel on numbers of fiscally-used stamps, which suggests "by favor". 

 

10165nf

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

 

 

10165ng

 

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

 

 

 

 

10165nh

A forged BULAWAYO cancel with a JUN 1925 date over a cleaned, fiscally used cancel.

 

10165p

A cleaned fiscal with an obscure, non-descript cancel applied.

 

 

10165pa 

A forged cancel over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.  This one is a no-brainer.

 

 

10165pb-1

A couple of crude cancels slapped over what is likely a cleaned fiscal cancel.

 

 

10165q

A cleaned fiscal with an obscure cancel applied.

 

 

A cleaned fiscal with an obscure cancel applied.

 

 

A cleaned fiscal with an obscure cancel applied.

 

 

Forged cancels over what is most likely light or cleaned fiscally used cancels.  Offered as genuine at a British auction house in November, 2013.

 

10165qd

Forged cancels over a cleaned fiscally used cancel.  

 

 

Forged cancels over a cleaned fiscally used cancel.

 

 

 

10165qf

Offered on eBay August 2014, this is a very forged cancel.  According to the description, the back of the stamp is 'signed'.  This means nothing.

 

 10165qg

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

 

 

 

 10165qh

A forged cancel applied most likely to conceal the fiscal cancel beneath.

 

 

 10165qi

A crude, non-descript, forged cancel applied over a cleaned, fiscally-used cancel.  Offered on eBay in December 2015.

 

 

10165r

A cleaned fiscal cancel with a bogus N. RHODESIA cancel (lettering is too small).

 

10165ra

Offered in Dec. 2013 by a Canadian auction house, the cancel on this stamp is too suggestive of a fake.  An authenticating certificate highly recommended. 

10165s

A very fake BULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 

10165t

The very washed appearance suggests a cleaned fiscal with either a forged or 'by favor' FORT ROSEBERY cancel.

 

 

10165u

Offered at a 2013 auction as genuine, postally used; in fact, the cancel is fiscal.

 

 

10165v

This may well be a 'by favor' cancel.  An expertizing certificate is highly recommended.

 

 

Offered in Dec. 2013 by a Canadian auction house, this stamp has a 'Pinchot, 1987' certificate stating 'genuine CTO'.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  It is a very crude forgery that looks nothing like the genuine CTO's on double heads.

10165x

Offered in Dec. 2013 by a Canadian auction house, this stamp has a forged cancel (not mentioned in description) over a cleaned fiscal (mentioned in the description).

 

10165y

Offered on eBay in August 2014, this stamp has a forged cancel (not mentioned in description).  The squared mark northwest of the 'R' of RHOD in the cancel is in the wrong place.  The lettering is not consistent with the genuine script.

10166 

A crude, forged SALISBURY cancel.  Look for the tell-tale signs of a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

10166a 

Possibly a genuine cancel (by favor), but clearly over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.