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10119

REF # 10119  (SG 119)

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

REF # 10119a  (SG 119)

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

REF # 10119b  (SG 119)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

REF # 10119c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10119d

REF # 10119d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.  

 

 

 

REF # 10119e

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.

 

REF # 10119f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10119g

REF # 10119g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 10119h

REF # 10119h

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

 

 

10119ha

REF # 10119ha

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

 

 10119j

REF # 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'.  See Ref # 10119k, 10123ka, 10123kb.

 10122

REF # 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

REF # 10123

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

REF # 10123a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

REF # 10123b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123c

REF # 10123c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123d

REF # 10123d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123e

REF # 10123e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123f

REF # 10123f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

REF # 10123g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123h

REF # 10123h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123i

REF # 10123i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10123j

REF # 10123j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 10123k

REF # 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'.  See Ref # 10119j, 10123ka, 10123kb.

10123ka 

REF # 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'.  See Ref # 10119j, 10123k, 10123kb.

 10123kb

REF # 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'.  See Ref # 10119j, 10123k, 10123ka.

10123km

REF # 10123km

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

 

10126

REF # 10126

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10126a

REF # 10126a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10126b

REF # 10126b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

REF # 10126c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10126d

REF # 10126d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10126ea

REF # 10126e

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

REF # 10127 (SG 127)

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.

REF # 10127a (SG 127)

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

REF # 10127b (SG 127)

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

REF # 10127c (SG 127)

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

REF # 10127d (SG 127)

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

 

 

 10127da

REF # 10127da (SG 127)

Another example of the ENKELDOORN forgery. 

 

 

10127db

REF # 10127db (SG 127)

Another example of the ENKELDOORN forgery. 

 

 

 10127e

REF # 10127e (SG 127)

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

REF # 10131

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131a

REF # 10131a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131b

REF # 10131b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131c

REF # 10131c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131d

REF # 10131d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131e

REF # 10131e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131f

REF # 10131f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

  

10131g

REF # 10131g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131h

REF # 10131h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131i

REF # 10131i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131j

REF # 10131j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131k

REF # 10131k

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10131m

REF # 10131m

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

REF # 10131n

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

 

10131p 

 REF # 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.  See REF # 10149k further down.

 

10132 

REF # 10132

Another example of the KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

 10132a

REF # 10132a

An 'add-on' non-BSAC cancel.

 

 

 

 

10134

REF # 10134

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10134a

REF # 10134a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10134b

REF # 10134b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10134c

REF # 10134c

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

 

10134d

REF # 10134d

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

 

 

10134e

REF # 10134e

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

 

 

 10134ea

REF # 10134ea

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

 

 

 

 10134eb

REF # 10134eb

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

 

 10134ec

 

REF # 10134ec

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

REF # 10134f

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

 

10134fa

REF # 10134fa

A very similar forgery to the one above. 

 

10134g

REF # 10134g

Another ENKELDOORN forgery.  See REF # 10127 above.  The stamp is RSC-B, which was never sent to Rhodesia for postal use.

 

 10134h

REF # 10134h

Another ENKELDOORN forgery.  See REF # 10127 above.  

 

 

10134m

REF # 10134m

A crude, nondescript cancel.

 

 

 

10134p

REF # 10134p

Another 'Madame Joseph' KALOMO STATION forgery. 

 

 

10140

REF # 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

REF # 10140a

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

 

 

10140b

REF # 10140b  (SG 140)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

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

 

 

10140c

REF # 10140c  (SG 140)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140d

REF # 10140d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140e

REF # 10140e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140f

REF # 10140f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140g

REF # 10140g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

 10140h

REF # 10140h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140i

REF # 10140i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140j

REF # 10140j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140k

REF # 10140k

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140m

REF # 10140m

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10140n

REF # 10140n

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

REF # 10140p

The ENKELDOORN forgery.  See REF # 10127.  The stamp is RSC-C, which was never sent to Rhodesia for postal use.

 

 

 10140pa

REF # 10140pa

Another ENKELDOORN forgery.  See REF # 10127.  The stamp is RSC-B, which was never sent to Rhodesia for postal use.

 

 

10140qa

REF # 10140q

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

REF # 10140r

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

 

 

10141

REF # 10141

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10141a

REF # 10141a

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10141b

REF # 10141b

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

REF # 10141c

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10141d

REF # 10141d

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10141e

REF # 10141e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10141f

REF # 10141f

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

 

 

10141fa

REF # 10141fa

The same problem as the above. 

 

 10141g

REF # 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

REF # 10141h

Another 'Madame Joseph' KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

 

10141p

REF # 10141p

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

 

10141q

REF # 10141q

I very much doubt that this is a genuine cancel. 

 

10144

REF # 10144  (SG 144)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144a

REF # 10144a  (SG 144)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144b

REF # 10144b  (SG 144)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144c

REF # 10144c  (SG 144)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144d

REF # 10144d  (SG 144)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144e

REF # 10144e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144f

REF # 10144f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144g

REF # 10144g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144h

REF # 10144h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144i

REF # 10144i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144j

REF # 10144j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144k

REF # 10144k  (SG 144)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144m

REF # 10144m  (SG 144)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144n

REF # 10144n

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10144p-1

REF # 10144p

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

 

 

10145

REF # 10145

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10145a

REF # 10145a  (SG 145)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10185

REF # 10147 (SG 185)

A crude 'GWA...' forged cancel.

 

 

 

10185a

REF # 10147a (SG 185)

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

 

 

REF # 10147b

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

 

REF # 10147ba

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

 

 10147bb

REF # 10147bb

A forged BULAWAYO cancel. 

 

 

10185c

REF # 10147c (SG 185)

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

REF # 10147d (SG 185)

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

 

10185e

REF # 10147e (SG 185)

As above.

 

 

REF # 10147ea

As above.

 

 

10147eb

REF # 10147eb

As above.

 

 

10147ec

REF # 10147ec

As above.

 

 

 

 10147ed

REF # 10147ed

A non-BSAC cancel.

 

 

 

 10147ee

REF # 10147ee

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

 

 

 

 101047ef

REF # 10147ef

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

 

 

 

 10147eg

REF # 10147eg

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

 

 

 

 10147eh

REF # 10147eh

A forged cancel.  Sold on eBay in May 2019. 

 

 

 

10185f

REF # 10147f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10147g

REF # 10147g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10147h

REF # 10147h

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10147i

REF # 10147i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

REF # 10147j

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

 

10147k

REF # 10147k

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

 

 

10147ka

REF # 10147ka

The font style is not consistent with known BSAC cancellers.

 

 

10147m

REF # 10147m

A non-BSAC cancel added.

 

 

 10147ma

REF # 10147ma

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

10147mb

REF # 10147mb

A forged GWELO cancel.  This is the same forgery as REF # 10161e with the same date and for the same reasons.

 

 

10147n

REF # 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

REF # 10147na

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

 

 

REF # 10147p

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. 

 

REF # 10147q

A crude non-Rhodesia cancel.

 

 

10147r

REF # 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

REF # 10147ra

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

 

 

 10147rb

REF # 10147rb

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

 

10147s

 REF # 10147s

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

 

 

 10147sa

 REF # 10147sa

One of a group of forged cancels offered on eBay in 2014.  See REF # 10122.

 

 

10147t

REF # 10147t

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

 

 

10147ta

REF # 10147ta

Another blurred, non-Rhodesia cancel. 

 

 

10147tb

REF # 10147tb

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

 

 

 10147tc

REF # 10147tc

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

 

 

10147u

REF # 10147u

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

 

 

 10147ua

REF # 10147ua

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

 

10147v

REF # 10147v

The ENKELDOORN forged cancel, more commonly found on the 2d. SG 127 (see REF # 10127).   Offered on eBay in February 2014.

 

 

 10147va

REF # 10147va

As above - the ENKELDOORN forgery.  See REF # 10127.

 

 

 10147w

REF # 10147w

A modern-day forgery discovered in November, 2014 being offered as genuine on eBay.  Likely laser-printed.  See REF # 10149i.

 

 

 10147x

REF # 10147x

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

 

10147xa

REF # 10147xa

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

 

 

 

 

 

10147y-1

REF # 10147y

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

 

 

 

 10147y

REF # 10148

A crude, forged cancel.

 

 

 

REF # 10149  (SG 149)

An indistinct non-Rhodesia cancel.

 

 

 

10149a

REF # 10149a  (SG 149)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149b

REF # 10149b  (SG 149)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149c

REF # 10149c  (SG 149)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149d

REF # 10149d  (SG 149)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149e

REF # 10149e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149f

REF # 10149f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149g

REF # 10149g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10149h

REF # 10149h

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

 

10149i 

REF # 10149i

A modern-day forgery discovered in November, 2014 being offered as genuine on eBay.  Likely laser-printed.  See REF # 101447w.

 10149j

REF # 10149j

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

 

 

10149k

REF # 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 (see REF # 10131p).  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

REF # 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

REF # 10149n

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

 

 

10149p

REF # 10149p

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

 

10151

REF # 10151 (SG 151)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151a

REF # 10151a  (SG 151)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151b

REF # 10151b  (SG 151)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151c

REF # 10151c  (SG 151)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151d

REF # 10151d  (SG 151)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

10151e

REF # 10151e

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151f

REF # 10151f

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151g

REF # 10151g

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151h

REF # 10151h  (SG 152)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151i

REF # 10151i

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151j

REF # 10151j

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10151k

REF # 10151k

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

 

 

1015210152b

REF # 10152  (SG 152)

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'.

 

 

 

 

REF # 10153  (SG 153)

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

REF # 10153b  (SG 153)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10153c

REF # 10153c  (SG 153)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10153d

REF # 10153d  (SG 153)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10153e

REF # 10153e  (SG 153)

An 'Ecclestone' forgery.

 

 

 

10153f

REF # 10153f  (SG 153)

A dubious-looking BULAWAYO cancel.  A certificate suggested.

 

 

10153g

REF # 10153g  (SG 153)

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

 

 

 10153h

REF # 10153h  (SG 153)

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

 

10153i

REF # 10153i  (SG 153)

A couple of crude, non-BSAC cancels.

 

 

10154

REF # 10153j

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

 

 

 10154-2

REF # 10153k

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

 

 

 

10153m-1

REF # 10153m

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

 

 

 

10153p

REF # 10153p

A couple of crude cancels.

 

 

 

 

10153q

REF # 10153q

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

 

 

 10154a

REF # 10154a

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

 

10154b-1

REF # 10154b

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

 

 

10154c-1

REF # 10154c

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

 

 

10154d-1

REF # 10154d

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

 

 

 

10155

REF # 10155

A fiscal cancel and should not be considered postally used. 

 

 

10155a

REF # 10155a

A dubious cancel - likely forged. 

 

 

REF # 10155b

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

 

10156

REF # 10156  (SG 156)

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

 

 

 10156a

REF # 10156a  (SG 156)

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

 

 

 10157

REF # 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

REF # 10157a

Another of the above.

 

 

 

 10157b

REF # 10157b

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

 

 

 10157c

REF # 10157c

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

 

 

 10157d

REF # 10157d

Another of the above.

 

 

 10157e

REF # 10157e

Another of the above.

 

 

 10157f

REF # 10157f

Another of the above.

 

 

 10157fa

REF # 10157fa

Another of the above.

 

 

 10157g

REF # 10157g

Forged cancels over a cleaned fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

10157ga

REF # 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

REF # 10157gb 

A forged BULAWAYO cancel. 

 

10157h

REF # 10157h

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

 

 

10157i

REF # 10157i

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

 

 

10157j

REF # 10157j

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

 

 

10157k

REF # 10157k

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

 

10157m

REF # 10157m

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

 

 

 10157n

REF # 10157n

Non-BSAC cancels, most likely to hide fiscal usage

 

 

 

 

10157p

REF # 10157p

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

 

 10158

REF # 10158

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

 

 

10158a-1

REF # 10158a

An unconvincing cancel. Consider forged unless otherwise proven.

 

 

 10158b

REF # 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

REF # 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

REF # 10158k

A forged CHINSALI cancel. 


10160

REF # 10160

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

 

 

10160a

REF # 10160a

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

 

 

10160ba

REF # 10160ba

A crude forgery.

 

 

 

10160b

REF # 10160b

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

 

 

10160c

REF # 10160c

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

 

10160d

REF # 10160d

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

 

10161

REF # 10161

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

 

 

10161a

REF # 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

REF # 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

REF # 10161ab

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

REF # 10161b

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

REF # 10161ba

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

 

10161bb

REF # 10161bb

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

 

10161c

REF # 10161c

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

 

 

10161e

REF # 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 (see REF # 10147mb). 

10161f

REF # 10161f

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

 

 

10161g

REF # 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 

REF # 10162

This is one of a group of forged cancels that were offered on eBay in 2014.  See REF # 10122.

 

 

10162a

REF # 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

REF # 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

REF # 10163  (SG 163 or more likely RSC-B/C)

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

REF # 10163a  (SG 163)

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

REF # 10163b

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 

REF # 10163c (SG 163)

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

REF # 10163d

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

 

 

 

10164a

REF # 10164a (SG 164)

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

 

 

10164b

REF # 10164b

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

 

 

 10164c

REF # 10164c

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

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

10164d

REF # 10164d

Another forged KALOMO STATION cancel by Madame Joseph.  See #10163b above.

 

 

10164e

REF # 10164e

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

 

10164f

REF # 10164f

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

 

 

10164fa

REF # 10164fa

A dubious cancel - not considered authentic.

 

10164g

REF # 10164g

A crude forged BULAWAYO cancel (same as REF #10165). 

 

 

 10164ga

REF # 10164ga

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

 

 

 

10164gb

REF # 10164gb

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

 

 10164i

REF # 10164i (SG 164)

This is one of a group of forged cancels that were offered on eBay in 2014.  The cancel is obviously non-Rhodesia BSAC.  See REF # 10122.

 

10164j

REF # 10164j (SG 164)

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

 

 

10164k

REF # 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

REF # 10164m 

A forged cancel. Lettering not consistent with BSAC cancellers. 

 

10164n

REF # 10164n 

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

 

10165

REF # 10165  (SG 165-166a)

A very crude BULAWAYO forgery (same as REF #10164g).

 

 

 

10165a

REF # 10165a  (SG 165 - 166a)

A REGISTERED, BULAWAYO forgery. Probably the same as REF # 10165f below.

 

 

10165aa

REF # 10165aa

A crudely forged REGISTERED BULAWAYO (SC) cancel.

 

 

10165ab

REF # 10165ab

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

 

 

10165b

REF # 10165b  (SG 165 - 166a)

A PENHALONGA forgery attributed to Robert George.

 

 

10165c

REF # 10165c  (SG 165 - 166a)

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

 

 

10165ca

REF # 10165ca

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

 

 

 10165cb

REF # 10165cb

Forged cancels over a cleaned, fiscally-used stamp.

 

 

 

10165d

REF # 10165d

A forged cancel - most likely BULAWAYO. Probably 10165 above.

 

 

 10165da

REF # 10165da

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

 

 

 10165e

 REF # 10165e  (SG 165 - 166a)

A very crude forged cancel - probably the same as the above REF # 10165 and 10165d.

 

 

 10165f

REF # 10165f  (SG 165 - 166a)

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

 

10165fa 

REF # 10165fa  (RSC-F)

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

 

 10165g

REF # 10165g  (SG 165 - 166a)

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. 

REF # 10165ga (SG 165 - 166a)

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

REF # 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

REF # 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

REF # 10165gb (SG 165 - 166a)

An authenticating certificate is highly recommended.

 

 

10165gc

REF # 10165gc (SG 165 - 166a)

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

 

 

10165gd

REF # 10165gd (SG 165 - 166a)

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

 

10165ge

REF # 10165ge (SG 165 - 166a)

A crude SALISBURY forgery.

 

 

 

REF # 10165gf (SG 165 - 166a)

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

REF # 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 

REF # 10165gh

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

 

 

 10165gi

REF # 10165gi (RSC-G)

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

 

 

 10165gk

REF # 10165gk (RSC-G)

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

 

 

 10165h

REF # 10165h  (SG 165 - 166a)

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

 

 

10165i

REF # 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

REF # 10165ia

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

 

 

10165ia

REF # 10165ib

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

REF # 10165j  (SG 165 - 166a)

The well-known KALOMO STATION forgery attributed to Madame Joseph (See #10163b above).

 

 

10165ja

REF # 10165ja  (SG 165 - 166a)

Another copy of the KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

10165jb

REF # 10165jb  (SG 165 - 166a)

Another copy of the KALOMO STATION forgery.

 

 

10165jd

REF # 10165jd  (SG 165 - 166a)

A Madame Joseph forgery:  KALOMO STATION.

 

 

10165jp

REF # 10165jp  (SG 165 - 166a)

A Madame Joseph forgery.  REGISTERED BULAWAYO JA 10 11.

 

10165jq

REF # 10165jq  (SG 165 - 166a)

A Madame Joseph forgery.  REGISTERED BULAWAYO JA 10 11.

 

10165jr

REF # 10165jr  (SG 165 - 166a)

A Madame Joseph forgery.  REGISTERED BULAWAYO JA 10 11.

 

10165k

REF # 10165k  (SG 165 - 166a)

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

 

 

10165m

REF # 10165m  (SG 165 - 166a)

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

REF # 10165ma  (SG 165 - 166a)

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

 

 

10165n

REF # 10165n

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

 

 

10165na

REF # 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

REF # 10165nb

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

 

 

10165nc 

REF # 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

REF # 10165nd

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

 

 

10165ne

REF # 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

REF # 10165ne

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

 

 

10165ng

 

REF # 10165ng

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

 

 

 

 

10165nh

REF # 10165nh

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

 

10165p

REF # 10165p (SG 165 - 166a)

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

 

 

10165pa 

REF # 10165pa

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

 

 

10165pb-1

REF # 10165pb

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

 

 

10165q

REF # 10165q

A cleaned fiscal with an obscure cancel applied.

 

 

REF # 10165qa (SG 165 - 166a)

A cleaned fiscal with an obscure cancel applied.

 

 

REF # 10165qb (SG 165 - 166a)

A cleaned fiscal with an obscure cancel applied.

 

 

REF # 10165qc (SG 165 - 166a)

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

REF # 10165qd

Forged cancels over a cleaned fiscally used cancel.  

 

 

REF # 10165qe

Forged cancels over a cleaned fiscally used cancel.

 

 

 

10165qf

REF # 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

REF # 10165qg

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

 

 

 

 10165qh

REF # 10165qh

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

 

 

 10165qi

REF # 10165qi

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

 

 

10165r

REF # 10165r

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

 

10165ra

REF # 10165ra (SG 165 - 166a)

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

REF # 10165s

A very fake BULAWAYO cancel.

 

 

 

10165t

REF # 10165t

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

 

 

10165u

REF # 10165u

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

 

 

10165v

REF # 10165v

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

 

 

REF # 10165w

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

REF # 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

REF # 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 

REF # 10166

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

 

 

10166a 

REF # 10166a

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