Fakes and forgeries

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Non existing country.
Some early stamp albums invite you to collect the stamps from the Kingdom of SEDANG. This country, however, never existed, and was invented by a crook who travelled through Europe as the King of Sedang and ordered these stamps during his stay in Paris.
(SEDANG - )




Reprint or fake ?
Reprint of a famous error : the inverted Jenny. Still two or three centuries to wait, and there will be no difference anymore with the really expensive ones.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - )




Make your own error
Stamp printed in two steps, only 400 copies exist with an inverted centre. It is very easy to make your own forgery : take two cheap normal stamps, carefully cut the blue centerpart of one of them, and glue it upside down on the other stamp !
(CANADA - 1959)




Inverted Dendermonde
Only 1 sheet of 25 stamps was misprinted, with an inverted centerpart. One of the most expensive Belgian stamps. This one of course is unfortunately a forgery, made out of two cheap normal stamps.
(BELGIUM - 1920)




Hitler forgery
Forgery of a German Hitler-stamp performed by the Britisch secret services
(GERMANY - )




Queen replaced by Stalin
Forgery of an English stamp performed by the German secret services, where the Queen was replaced by Stalin.
(UNITED KINGDOM - )




Wining Churchill.
German postcard issued during the war, picturing a weeping Churchill.
(GERMANY - )




Jewish crown
Forgery of an English stamp performed by the German secret services. The Jewish David-star appears on top of the British crown.
(UNITED KINGDOM - )




War forgery.
Forgery of an English stamp performed by the German secret services.
(UNITED KINGDOM - )




Cheap stamp
If you think postage costs are too high, try this : take on old used 5F stamp of King Baudouin, with a pen write down the name of Prince Filip who will probably become the next King, change the 5F in 17F, and ready for use.
(BELGIUM - )




Valueless reprint
Sometimes the Post Office helps you to cheat with stamps : a reprint without value, made by the Swedish Post Museum can easily be used as a stamp. Nobody will see the difference
(SWEDEN - )




Tax vignette
Everything that resembles a stamp, even a tobacco tax vignette issued by a State, can have a postal life : nobody will see the difference.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - )




Fake stamp
This could have been a nice idea : a stamp bearing all flags, currencies and languages of the countries belonging to the European Community, which could be used everywhere. Unfortunately it was never officially accepted !
(BELGIUM - )




Wrong map.
Pink stamp issued to commemorate the visit of the Italian president to Peru. A wrong map was issued by the designer. To avoid diplomatic incidents, a new grey stamp with corrected map was issued. Some stamps, however, were already in circulation. This stamp, unfortunately for me, is a forgery.
(ITALY - 1961)




Do it yourself.
Take a cartoon of a well known Belgian politician, glue it on en envelope : you have just made a free stamp !
(BELGIUM - 2011)




Forgery
Stamp with message FAUX below the bottom left corner, denoting forgery. At least a clear message.
(GERMANY - 1951)




No stamp neede anymore
Try first with your picture near a real stamp with the picture of the Belgian King. If it is accepted, try only with your own picture, there is no reason why it should not work !
(BELGIUM - 2001)




Forgery or reprint
Forgery or reprint of the blue 2 pence Post Paid stamp of 1848.
(MAURITIUS - 1848)




Satiric stamps
The Clinton - Lewinsky affair inspired the designers of these satiristic stamps.
(UNKNOWN - )




Satiric stamps
The Clinton - Lewinsky affair inspired the designers of these satiristic stamps.
(UNKNOWN - )




Inverted Jenny
Reprint by the US Post Office of the famous Inverted Jenny stamp. 95 years ago just one sheet of this stamp was sold before a customer identified the error.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 2013)




Own design
Cinderella based on an existing stamp, made by Gerald King.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1934)