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General philatelic works - Forgeries
Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Rumänien 1 (Moldau-Walachei) Billig
Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Rumänien 1 (Moldau-Walachei)
Billig's grosses Handbuch der Fälschungen, Lieferung Nr. 42

Publisher: Billig, Vienna, 1938.
Paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, text in German, previous owner's name inside front cover else in Very Good condition.
Rare guide to forgeries of Roumanian "Bull's Heads", with enlarged black & white photo-illustrations of forgeries and genuine stamps.
£18.00Quantity:

Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Sowjet-Russland Billig
Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Sowjet-Russland
Billig's grosses Handbuch der Fälschungen, Lieferung Nr. 28

Publisher: Billig, Vienna, 1936.
Paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, text in German, in Very Good condition.
Rare guide to forgeries of Soviet Russia, with enlarged black & white photo-illustrations of forgeries and genuine stamps.
£18.00Quantity:

 - Jean de Sperati Reproduction "die" proofs
- Jean de Sperati
Reproduction "die" proofs

Publisher: Stanley Gibbons, London, 1974.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 11 pages + 6 black & white plates, Foreword by L.N. & M. Williams, with the prices realised, mild shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue of the amazing collection of Sperati 'Die Proofs'. These were not die proofs in the true sense of the term, because Sperati did not use dies in the production of his forgeries; but they were like die proofs in appearance. Each was signed by the master-forger himself. Illustrated in black & white.
£20.00Quantity:

Lowe, Robson and Walske, Carl - The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries Commonly Attributed to Angelo Panelli
Lowe, Robson and Walske, Carl - The Oneglia Engraved Forgeries
Commonly Attributed to Angelo Panelli

Publisher: James Bendon, Limassol, 1996.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 100 pages, very short tear to dustwrapper, few mild dusty marks to dustwrapper and to page-edges, contents clean, in Good condition.
The story of Italian stamp forger Erasmo Oneglia and his engraved forgeries - for many years wrongly attributed to Angelo Panelli. Illustrated in black & white.
£40.00Quantity:

Fletcher, H.G. Leslie - Postal Forgeries of the World
Fletcher, H.G. Leslie - Postal Forgeries of the World
Publisher: Harry Hayes, Batley, 1977.
Large format hardback, illustrated, 140 pages, some scattered foxing to the page-edges else in Very Good condition.
Standard handbook on postal forgeries, i.e. postage stamp forgeries intended to defraud the postal authorities. With descriptions and enlarged illustrations of the genuine and forged stamps.
£28.00Quantity:

Prätzsch, Wolfgang - Unternehmen Wasserwelle
Handbuch der Deutschen Kriegspropagandamarken für England 2. Weltkrieg

Publisher: privately published, 1987.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 40 pages, with the 1990 Supplement, 14 pages, text in German, wear to spine with some loss, small inscription to title-page, a Good working copy.
Scarce handbook on the German World War II propaganda forgeries of British stamps.
£20.00Quantity:

 - Billig
- Billig's Philatelic Handbook Volume 22
Publisher: Fritz Billig, New York, 1955.
First edition, hardback, illustrated, 207 pages, spine and part of front cover slightly sunned, in Good condition.
Includes: Indian Airways Parts I & II by Stephen H. Smith [concluded in Billig Handbook Vol.25]; Canada, Catalogue of Constant Plate Varieties, by Hans Reiche; German Ship Posts, by Kricheldorf; and articles on German Feldpost, Inselpost etc.
£15.00Quantity:

Walske, Carl - New Sperati Discoveries
Walske, Carl - New Sperati Discoveries
Publisher: privately published, 2001.
Paperback, 15 pages, in Very Good condition.
'Hand-out' to accompany the Display to the RPSL and to the Collectors Club of previously unlisted Sperati forgeries.
£5.00Quantity:

Tyler, Varro E. - Characteristics of Genuine Japanese Stamps Cherry Blossom Issues of 1872-1876
Tyler, Varro E. - Characteristics of Genuine Japanese Stamps
Cherry Blossom Issues of 1872-1876

Publisher: The Society of Philatelic Americans, nd (circa 1970).
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 38 pages, small mark to rear cover else in Very Good condition.
Excellent work clearly showing, with the aid of many close-up photographs, how to identify the (very collectable) forgeries of these fascinating stamps.
£7.50Quantity:

Patton, Donald S. - The Romagna
Patton, Donald S. - The Romagna
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1953.
Paperback, illustrated, 32 pages + fold-out table, text in English, small mark to front cover where a price-sticker has been removed else in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated guide to the characteristics of the genuine and forged stamps and cancellations.
£11.50Quantity:

Negus, James - Index to The Philatelist 1866-76 & 1934-74
Negus, James - Index to The Philatelist 1866-76 & 1934-74
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1975.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 150 pages, VG condition.
The Philatelist was first published in 1866 but ceased ten years later. It was revived by Robson Lowe in 1934 - originally under the title The Raconteur. Its important position in the literature of philately and postal history makes this key to its contents essential to collectors. From 1871 to 1876 The Philatelist ran a series of articles on forgeries, often illustrated with actual examples of the forged stamps. This classic study of early forgeries, "The Spud Papers", is fully indexed here, with a useful introduction by Lowell Ragatz.
£20.00Quantity:

Pearson, Patrick - The Grinnell Hawaiian Missionary Stamps
Pearson, Patrick - The Grinnell Hawaiian Missionary Stamps
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2006.
Hardback, illustrated, xvi + 96 pages, slightest hint of spine-lean (hardly visible), else in VG condition.
A detailed study of the RPSL's Expert Committee's investigation of the Grinnell Hawaiian Missionaries, explaining how the Committee came to its conclusion that the Grinnell stamps are forgeries. Very well illustrated. Scarce out-of-print hardback edition.
£30.00Quantity:

Hacker, Wolfgang - So war es wirklich! Authentischer Kommentar zur ersten Zeppelinpost und ihren Fälschungen
Hacker, Wolfgang - So war es wirklich!
Authentischer Kommentar zur ersten Zeppelinpost und ihren Fälschungen

Publisher: Kurt Dahmann Verlag, Berlin, 1959.
Paperback, illustrated, 40 pages, text in German, signed dedication from the author to Georges Naudet inside front cover ("a Monsieur Georges Naudet, le grand 'Zeppelinois' trans-rhénan, avec l'espression de ma plus grande considération. W. Hacker", a little soiling to the covers, pages slightly browned, in Good condition.
Scarce.
£20.00Quantity:

Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - The Postage Stamps of Russia, 1917-1923 Volume 5. R.S.F.S.R.
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - The Postage Stamps of Russia, 1917-1923
Volume 5. R.S.F.S.R.

Publisher: privately published by the author, 1996-2001.
Limited edition of 300 copies. First editions, NINE large paperbacks, illustrated, ex libris British Society of Russian Philately with their bookplate at the front of each part, else in Very Good condition.
Incomplete set of the fifth (and final) volume of this monumental work (missing the final section only: later 1923 issues). Recording the genuine issues and identifying the many forgeries. Very well illustrated. Scarce.
£195.00Quantity:

Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide No. 7A: Ukraine Type III Tridents
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide
No. 7A: Ukraine Type III Tridents

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2005.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, in Very Good condition.
Part 7A of Dr. Ceresa's excellent series dealing with forgeries of the Russian Civil War period. These guides revise the forgery sections of the author's monumental five volume series on the Postage Stamps of Russia 1917-1923. This part describes and illustrates the characteristics of the genuine trident overprints and the numerous forgeries. Very well illustrated in black & white.
£9.50Quantity:

Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide No. 5: Northern Army
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide
No. 5: Northern Army

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2004.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 28 pages, in Very Good condition.
Part 5 of Dr. Ceresa's excellent series dealing with forgeries of the Russian Civil War period. These guides revise the forgery sections of the author's monumental five volume series on the Postage Stamps of Russia 1917-1923. This part describes and illustrates the characteristics of the genuine stamps and numerous forgeries. Very well illustrated in black & white.
£9.50Quantity:

Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide No. 4B: Ukraine Odessa Type II Tridents
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide
No. 4B: Ukraine Odessa Type II Tridents

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2004.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, in Very Good condition.
Part 4B of Dr. Ceresa's excellent series dealing with forgeries of the Russian Civil War period. These guides revise the forgery sections of the author's monumental five volume series on the Postage Stamps of Russia 1917-1923. This part describes and illustrates the characteristics of the genuine trident overprints and the numerous forgeries. Very well illustrated in black & white.
£9.50Quantity:

Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide No. 4A: Ukraine Odessa Type I
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide
No. 4A: Ukraine Odessa Type I

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2004.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, in Very Good condition.
Part 4A of Ray Ceresa's excellent series dealing with forgeries of the Russian Civil War period. These guides revise the forgery sections of the author's monumental five volume series on the Postage Stamps of Russia 1917-1923. This part describes and illustrates the characteristics of the genuine trident overprints and the numerous forgeries. Very well illustrated in black & white.
£9.50Quantity:

Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide No. 3: Armenia 60 Kopeck Overprints
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide
No. 3: Armenia 60 Kopeck Overprints

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2004.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, in Very Good condition.
The third part of Dr. Ceresa's excellent series dealing with forgeries of the Russian Civil War period. These guides revise the forgery sections of the author's monumental five volume series on the Postage Stamps of Russia 1917-1923. This part describes and illustrates some 46 forged overprints. Very well illustrated in black & white.
£9.50Quantity:

Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide No. 2: North Western Army Ruble Values
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide
No. 2: North Western Army Ruble Values

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2004.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, in Very Good condition.
The second part of Ray Ceresa's excellent series dealing with forgeries of the Russian Civil War period. These guides revise the forgery sections of the author's monumental five volume series on the Postage Stamps of Russia 1917-1923. This part describes and illustrates some 32 forged overprints. Very well illustrated in black & white.
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