ALFONSO XIII - BABY HEAD stamps of the PHILIPPINES

Forgeries

20c Surcharge Forgeries

Type C2

Genuine Handstamp Type C2
 

The forged handstamp was described by Bartels et al (1904) and illustrated as Type C60 and C61.

Characteristics:

No period under “s” of “CENTs”

 Letters of “CORREOS”, “HAB” and “T” of “HABILITADO” and “CE” of “CENTs” too broad,

 “9” in date often cropped at top.

This can be a difficult forgery to identify.

 

#F-144 Type C2 black surcharge on 2c claret

#F-169 Type C2 black surcharge on 15c red brown

#F-144 C2 black (unknown gum)

 

 


#F-169 C2 black

No recent examples seen

Bartels et al (1904) describe this forgery #C06-01; Ceballos (1902) also lists #2531 although it is not described as a forgery

 

#F-174A Type C2 blue on 20c grey brown

#F-174A Type C2 black on 20c grey brown

#F-174A C2 blue

Noted for sale at Delcampe auction (2014)

 

 

 

 

 

#F-174A C2 black

Galvez (1910) #253, #253a inverted; Galvez (1942) #237, #237a also noted in black-violet ink (this later stamp assumed to be type C0 forgery) but does not identify this as a forgery. Ceballos (1902) describes #2537 and #2538 with inverted surcharge, although they are not noted as forgeries.

However, the examples recorded by Galvez and Ceballos appear more likely to represent the Type C10 forgery.  

 

#F-175 Type C2 black on 20c dark violet

#F-177 Type C2 dark violet on 25c brown  

#F-175 C2 black

Bartels et al (1904): C258-1.

Also occurs inverted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#F-177 C2 dark violet

Occurs as singles and also in se-tenant strip

 

#F-177 Type C2 black on 25c brown  

 

#F-177 C2 black

Noted from a block 16 seen at the Soler y LLach May 2022 auction which also included inverted examples. 

Occurs as se-tenant strip

 

 

Forgeries

Babyheads

Base Stamps

 

Surcharges

Introduction 

Reprints

5c

15c

20c

Telegraph 

Trial Sheet

 

Overprints

Marianus

Zamboanga

Habilitado

 

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