Lot 66Worldwide Raoul de Thuin Reference Collection. Interesting assembly of dozens of intact approval sheets and original correspondence from 1869 to the mid 1970's giving a fascinating insight to this stamp forger's later years, hundreds of stamps with Thuin handwritten notations, photocopies of his various postmarks and some original tracing (mostly Mexico cancellations) and other documentation including original copies of James Beal The Maya Shop article, photographs of Thuin, etc. (no photo).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 67Worldwide Fournier "Album de Fac-similés" Collection. Original two volume collection of hundreds of items assembled by L'Union Philatélique de Genève; first volumes with title page "No. 2" once owned by E. Friederich, President of L'Union Philatélique de Genève (Friedrich led the effort to produce sample collections for sale to the philatelic community), with additional material including various original Fournier packet envelopes, facsimile price sheets and circular correspondences addressed to various dealers including Henry Heckler and Warren H. Colson; the 2 volumes work shows completion and includes additional material mounted in margins, second volume (title page "No. 60") includes the special "Pages Réservées Aux Experts"; with other additional notes, material and Ragatz book The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 68Worldwide Andre Frodel Forgery Collection. Over 150 items on album and stockpages in binder with numerous articles regarding this Canadian forger's works; includes a section of British Columbia forgeries mostly imperforate in multiples and well as a few finished surcharged and perf'd items including used on piece, Canada works with genuine stamps including a bogus 1922, 5¢ KGV tete-beche block of four, selection of imperforate pairs with 1924, 7¢ KGV pair, various 1930-50's commemorative imperfs including a bogus 1951, 5¢ Steamship pair, section of forged O.H.M.S. overprints, 1959, 5¢ Seaway fantasies including a invert pair, other imperforate varieties including Provinces, few foreign country creations, various United States creations including 1¢ Pan-Am inverts, Prexie imperf pairs, 4¢ Parks imperf between, 1938 5¢ Eagle Airmail imperf horizontal block, various 1920-30's issue imperf pairs used on cover, etc.
Estimate $500 - 750.
In life, Andre Frodel's talents were largely ignored by Vancouver stamp collectors. His hobby was skillfully forging postage stamps. For 10 years he manufactured fake 1866 British Columbia stamps and altered other Canadian stamps to make them appear more valuable. Serious collectors turned their backs on Frodel's works, but the old man who won nine decorations for valor in WWI and WWII, sold hundreds of his bogus stamps to people who couldn't afford genuine stamps.
He always told people who bought his stamps that they were forgeries, often marking them on the reverse "FRODEL FORGERY".
Lot 69Worldwide George Kirke Jeffryes Reference Collection. Small group of 5 items; including the Hawaii $2 & $5 "Elua Dala" so-called essays part perf'd sheets an a $5 imperf sheet, progressive proof of the New South Wales 1851-52 issue type and a finish 1d die proof pair print pulled from a Jeffryes die in 1996.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 70Worldwide Erasmo Oneglia Lithographed and Engraved Forgery Collection. Well over 600 items arranged by country on stockpages in two albums; lithographs forgeries comprised of approximately 200 items including Bermuda QV issues forgeries including various gutter pairs, 1874-75 Surcharge issues and used with issues identified by oil simulated impressed watermarks, British Guiana 1875 issues and 1889 issue mixed mint and used, few British Central Africa and Dominica issues, early Fiji including surcharge issues and early Gambia embossed, few Gibraltar first issues and Mauritius including 1863 1sh-5sh an other later denominations, other countries represented including Nevis, St. Christopher, Transvaal, Hungary, Finland, a section of France 1849-50 Ceres issues photo-lithographs with many multiples, tete-beche, papers, etc., engraved issues with a special section of Canadian Provinces including a study of British Columbia issues with various perf varieties, works of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and a large holding of 1857-62 Thistle issues noting various transfer types, including full sheets of the various issues, extensive range of other issues including Bahamas, Barbados, British Honduras, Ionian Islands, Ceylon, Greece, Hong Kong QV issues, Brazil Bulls Eyes through the 1866 Numeral issues, Cape of Good Hope triangles, early Mauritius, Netherlands Indies first issues, Natal, Nevis, Strait Settlements including surcharge issues, St. Lucia and St. Vincent first issues, similar Turks Islands, United States including 1857, 90c values and two singles of the 1869, 90c Pictorial tied on piece, Victoria, Virgin Islands and Western Australia Swan issues; a remarkable holding of these truly scarce forgeries.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
From the mid-1890's to the beginning of WWII, Erasmo Oneglia was a major producer and marketeer of forged postage stamps in Turin, Italy and sold them for what they were. He offered fake overprints and surcharges on genuine and forged stamps, lithographed forgeries and, most interestingly, a large number of engraved forgeries. Some of his photo-lithographs were quite good, probably including the so-called Venturini forgeries of the Swiss Cantonals.
The Oneglia photo-lithographs may well have been made by Jean and/or Mariano de Sperati. It is now established that Jean's brothers, Mariano and Massimo, photographer/printer and stamp dealer respectively, had a business relationship with Oneglia. Very probably Jean de Sperati did his first forging for Oneglia, as well as for his brother, Massimo.
Lot 71Worldwide Angelo Panelli Reference Collection. Of half of dozen original envelopes from Panelli during the 1920's with the original approval sheets of various stamps, several correspondences including one written on the reverse of a tomato produce label with a imitation set of Benin.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 72Worldwide Oswald Schröder Forgery Collection. 61 items mounted on album pages and additional duplicates on stockpages, with identification descriptions of forgeries (R. Lowe) at times giving the position on the genuine sheets from which the forgeries where taken from; with over 30 different varieties many in full collotype sheets from one and three stamps, includes Columbia with New Granada 1861 issues, the 1862 issues and the Sorbre Porte (Postage Dues) 1865 25c & 1p values, states including Antioquia with 1867, 2½c & 5c values and Tolima 1870, 5c-10c values, Argentina Cordoba 5c issue and bogus 25c, 50c & 1p values in sheets of 3, Dominican Republic first issues on laid paper, selection o.g. Guadalajara provisionals including paper types, Philippines 1855 5c red, Finland 1845 10k red postal stationery design, the France 1871 40c postage due issue, Hanover 1863, 3pf green and one of his best works the Saxony 1850, 3pf brick red, Spain 1853 3c bronze and Wenden 1864, 2k sheet; a rare group of forgeries.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Schröder was a partner in a printing establishment (Schröder & Naumann) in Leipig, Germany. By 1891, he had produced a number of excellent collotype forgeries of stamps of various countries. A listing of 56 different forgeries produced by him was published in 1891, although Schröder's identity was not revealed in the article. After his forgeries became notorious, Schröder fled Germany and lived for some years in Zurich, Switzerland.
Lot 73Worldwide Peter Winter Forgery Collection. Well in excess of 1,000 items arranged by country on stockpages in several binders including multiples sheets, cover fronts, etc.; an extensive holding of this forgers works including classic Great Britain, early Mauritius issues including "on cover" creations, British Guiana including the one cent magenta, Cape of Good Hope Woodblocks, Lady McLeod including on front, Papal States high values on fronts and Tuscany Lion issues, Swiss Cantonals with many on front items as well as better modern souvenir sheets, substantial section of German States including Bavaria first issue multiples on fronts, Saxony 1850, 3pf with a study of the forgers various printings, later Germany including semi-postal sheets including a genuine Berlin Currency Victims souvenir sheet for comparison (P.F. cert.), many other creations throughout.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Peter Winter of Bremen apparently began offering forgeries sometime in the early 1980's. By 1985 he had arranged to launch a major marketing scheme. A catalog was issued under the name ProPhilForum picturing and pricing forgeries of many classic stamps, about 185 different in total with an addition of 31 cover fronts. The forgeries themselves were produced by an art printer in Germany. Mostly they were photolithographs, but a few were engraved. After filed complaints from the philatelic community, leading to the near shut down of Winter's operation, he arranged with Silke Kratel in Geneva to handle his forgeries through the newly created House of Stamps. After a year or so the House of Stamps was shut down by Swiss postal authorities in response to complaints.
Lot 74Worldwide Peter Winter United States Forgery Collection. 61 items on album and stockpages; including forgeries of the 24¢ Inverted Jenny including a block of 4 and on unaddressed airmail cover, also includes a genuine #C3 n.h., various Postmaster Provisional fantasy fronts, 1847 re-issues and $5 Columbian sheets of 4 in bogus colors, classic Hawaii including Missionaries to Numeral issues.
Estimate $150 - 200.