New Zealand - "Chalon" - Davies Printing

There are various experimental separations, the commonest being the roulette gauging "7" forgeries are quite common as can be seen below and on the forgeries and fakes page within this website.

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

The 1/- Olive green  stamp ,SG45, CP A6d (6). ​ A Davies print on large star watermarked paper.
The SG47, CP A1c (Y) .  A 1d Orange vermillion with roulette 7 on large star watermarked paper.

​( This stamp having fake roulettes makes this a SG.33, A1e (1) or Scott.11 )​ )
​​The first of my fakes and forgeries, The trial separations are hard to find and as it turns out, 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 off the German ebay site, looked very genuine.

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

 The SG52, CP A3a (Z) 3d brown lilac, roulette 7 on large star watermarked paper.

​( This stamp having fake roulettes makes this a SG.40, A3a (1) or Scott.13 )​ 
The trial separations, I have so diligently been 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.

He was 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 - Trial Separations
SG. 54  -  CP. A5b ( X )  -  Scott. 14h


The 6d brown roulette 7, SG. 54 Campbell Patterson CP. A5b (X)  on star large watermarked paper, 1862 -64. A lovely example with "4" clear margins and showing roulettes on all four sides.

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

The 6d brown roulette 7, on star large watermarked paper.

​( This stamp having fake roulettes makes this a SG.43, A5b (4) or Scott.11 )​


This is another of the trial seperations that have been faked by some person to try and scam the unsuspecting collector.  This stamp has one of the Otago "O" obliterator postmark cancels.

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

The 1/-  Deep green roulette 7, on star large watermarked paper.

( This stamp having fake roulettes makes this a SG.46, A6d (6) or Scott.15g )​
This is another of the trial seperations that have been faked by some person to try and scam the unsuspecting collector.

Davies Printing - Trial Separations
SG. 102  -  CP. A2j ( Z )  -  Scott. 28a

The 2d Blue stamp, SG.102 with trial separation roulette 7 in Dunedin  printed by Davies on "NZ" watermarked paper.

This stamp shows roulettes on all 4 margins, with portion of the lefthand and bottom stamp showing due to the mis-placed separation.

This stamp has the "OTAGO" Obliterator cancel .

Davies Printing - Trial Separations
SG. 102  -  CP. A2j ( Z )  -  Scott. 28a

The 2d Blue stamp, SG.102 with trial separation roulette 7 in Dunedin  printed by Davies on "NZ" watermarked paper.

This stamp shows roulettes on the top margin only. 

Davies Printing - Trial Separations
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.