1865 First Issue Forgeries

Why are there so many forgeries?

Basically, because stamp collecting was a popular Victorian parlor hobby and many albums were available. There was high demand to fill the new Honduras spots in Victorians' albums, but almost none available for over a decade. There was public debate as to whether these really existed in Honduras. Forgery experts like Spiro filled the demand. There are at least 11 varieties of forgeries reaching colors that are not even close to the originals...light lavender, orange and even blue! Once the millions of remainders entered the market most counterfeits were destroyed and today are much more difficult to find than the original stamp. Good hunting!

1865 forgery key London forgeries

The Anderson Type 1 forgery is usually offered as a genuine canceled stamp by internet peddlers. Below is a full sheet of 25. It was described by a Belgian huckster from Hanzinelle as a printing proof! Wow! a genuine proof of a fake!

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1865 forgery prices

-Album Weeds in Billig's Philatelic Handbook 1954 pps. 153-156.
-Anderson Catalog of Classic Honduran Stamps. by Craig Anderson © 2013.
-Collins Catalogue for Advanced Collectors by Henry Collin 1901 p. 328.
-First Stamps of the Republic of Honduras in Griebert's Philatelic Notes, Nov 1915 152-3.
-Forged Stamps of all Countries ed. J. Dorn, London 1935.
-Gee-Ma Forgeries from Robson Lowe, 1980.
-Honduras First Issues...Genuine? Stamp-Collector's Magazine, April 1870 p.59 and p.61.
-Honduras Report by Richard Washburn from The Oxcart, fall 1990.
-Honduras Report by Richard Washburn from The Oxcart, winter 1990.
-Lang-Valchs, Gerhard The Spanish forger Placido Ramon de Torres:.. in
fil-ITALIA, Summer 2018 pps 107-118.
-Postal History to 1877 Pt 10 I. Green in Collector's Club Philatelist, Jan 1967 29-51.
-Riehl Collection
-Serrane Guide to Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926 by F. Serrane, 1998 p. 172.
-Spud Papers 1977 reprints p. 121 and p. 122.
-Stamp Lover October 1911 p. 78 and December 2017 pps 173-176.
-Yucatan Affair from APS, 1980.
-1865 Coat of Arms Forgeries in Focus on Forgeries by Tyler, 1993 58-59.