New Zealand Fakes, Forgeries and Repaired Stamps

Jeffryes Forgery
1d

Sometimes incorrectly called the " Jeffery Forgery" and other mis-spellings.

Perforated Fakes
1d Red "Copy"

Lazer printed, fakes on a fine white paper with no watermark . These stamps were brought off ebay as "copies" not a bad replication but why is someone printing these cheap copies and taking the time to perforate. The perfoation is ----


Perforated Fakes
2d Blue "Copy"

Lazer printed, fakes on a fine white paper with no watermark . These stamps were brought off ebay as "copies" not a bad replication but why is someone printing these cheap copies and taking the time to perforate. The perfoation is ----


Davies Printing
SG. 38  -  CP. A2d ( 11 )  -  Scott. 12g​​

The 2d  Greenish blue showing intermediate plate wear,  the SG38, CP A2d (11)  was printed on the large star watermarked paper.

This has been faked by someone adding a margin "lefthand side" and the corners strenghtened.  The person who did this, did it for one reason only, to enhance the stamp for gain when they sold it.

Davies Printing
SG. 43  -  CP. A5b ( 4 )  -  Scott. 14​​

The 6d Deep red brown a SG43, CP A5b (4)  was printed on the large star watermarked paper.

This has been faked by someone filling thins and strenghtening the upper and lower righthand corners.

The person who did this, did it for one reason only, to enhance the stamp for gain when they sold it.

New Zealand Trial Separations

Davies Printing
SG. 47  -  CP. A1c ( Y )  -  Scott. 11c​​

The 1d Orange vermillion SG47 or CP A1c (Y), printed by Davies on the large star watermarked paper.

This stamp was brought as an early trial seperation, roulette 7. It is a little oxidised as are many of the 1d Vermillion shades.

This stamp was sent to be expertisted and came back as a fake, some unscrupulous fraudster has added the seperations in the attempt to deceive the average collector and for financial gain.

​There seems to be trend here as you will see as I post more of my stamps that have been expertisted and confirmed in their opinions as being fakes and forgeries.
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Davies Printing
SG. 49  -  CP. A2d ( Y )  -  Scott. 12c​​


This stamp  I am hoping is a SG49, CP A2d (Y) . A 2d blue roulette 7 trial seperation. Brought on ebay in good faith.

This stamp has been confirmed as a fake, it was brought on the US ebay site (nystamps) this seller sells a massive amount of stamps and I have noted that alot of the early New Zealand have incorrect descriptions.


As soon as I got the confirmation from Bob, that this not a roulette I contacted (nystamps). To be fair they have agreed to a full refund when I return the stamp. This will be done and I will post the Certificate I recieve from Bob at my cost with the pictures of this stamp to ensure it is not sold again as a roulette. Buyers be aware.
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SG. 49 - Scott --
CP   -   A2d (Y)

Davies Printing
SG. 52  -  CP. A3a ( Z )  -  Scott. 13c​​

This stamp 3d Brown lilac, roulette 7 on large star watermarked paper.

This was brought off a South African Site, the stamps were on a very old stamp album page and had very old hinges, there was a group of about 10 stamps including SG4, SG6 to name a few, when I won this auction and paid the seller actually rang me to ask how I had seen the auction, an extremely nice gentleman and told me they were from his grandfathers collection when he was a Insurance salesman in the US.

I still struggle that this stamp has been forged, but you have to respect the experts opinion.

Davies Printing
SG. 54  -  CP. A5b ( X )  -  Scott. 14h​​

The SG.54 a 6d Brown with roulette 7, on large star watermarked paper.

The trial separations, what I was so diligently collecting mostly or wholly turned out to be fakes in the eyes of "Bob"......They looked OK to me. Quite disappointing to think there are rogues out there doing this sort of thing.

This stamp was brought from ebay in a group of other stamps, if the seller faked this , this was a ploy to get a better price for his other average stamps, a true rouge in the first degree.

Davies Printing
SG. 58  -  CP. A6d ( X )  -  Scott. 15i​​

The trial separations a 1/- Deep green, roulette 7 on large star unwatermarked paper SG. 58,

 I was so diligently collecting mostly or wholly turned out to be fakes in the eyes of "Bob"......They looked OK to me. Quite disappointing to think there are rogues out there doing this sort of thing. This stamp was brought off a South African Site, the stamps were on a very old stamp album page and had very old hinges, there was a group of about 10 stamp including SG4, SG6 to name a few, when I won this auction and paid the seller actually rang me to ask how I had seen the auction, an extremely nice gentleman and told me they were from his grandfathers collection when he was a Insurance salesman in the US.

I still struggle that this stamp has been forged, but you have to respect the experts opinion.

Davies Printing
SG. 104  -  CP. A6h ( Z )  -  Scott. 30a

The 1/- Green SG104 or CP A6h (Z), printed by Davies on the large star watermarked paper.
This stamp was brought as an early trial seperation, roulette 7.

This stamp was sent to be expertisted and came back as a fake, some unscrupulous fraudster has added the seperations in the attempt to deceive the average collector and for financial gain.

​There seems to be trend here as you will see as I post more of my stamps that have been expertisted and confirmed in their opinions as being fakes and forgeries.

Th

New Zealand Chalon's Perforations

Davies Printing
SG. 116  -  CP. A3d ( 1 )  -  Scott. 33d

A hard to get  stamp faked with - perforations added.

This stamp  a 3d Brown lilac SG. 116 with perforation 12.5  a Davies printing on large star watermarked paper.
This stamp was brought from ebay in a group of other stamps, if the seller faked this , this was a ploy to get a better price for his other average stamps, a true rouge in the first degree.

Davies Printing
SG. 116  -  CP. A3d ( 1 )  -  Scott. 33d

New Zealand 1871 1d brown, used, irregular compound perfs (10 and 12½) on large star watermark paper (S.G. 128a var, Campbell Paterson A1p(Y), Scott 42 var). Bob is of the opinion that the perfs at right have been manipulated, but otherwise it is genuine as described.

A 1d brown with irregular compound perfs is genuine, but someone tried to make the right side look better. Why would someone do something so stupid?