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Somali Coast 'varieties'

 
 
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Posted 07/20/2013   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Cjd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Scott notes that various 'varieties' from the 1902 and 1903 issues of Somali Coast, imperfs, inverts, transposed colors, originated out of Paris, and many were from fraudulent printings. Anyone have a good resource for the full stories?

Here is an imperf example:

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Posted 06/22/2019   6:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I ran across 2 of these inverts while transferring Somali Coast collection. Presuming the inverts are from what Maury calls "tirages clandestins" (illegal printings) in Paris.

First row is 1902 issue, shows Sc #41 normal and then invert, also #45
Second row is 1903 issue (black centres), show normal Sc #61, inverted #62

I don't have any background on it, but below is what Maury says on differences between those ones and legit. If anyone does have more detail, would love to hear it. Didn't see anything mentioned at stampforgeries.com beyond a reference to an article by the French & Colonies Philatelic Society journal from 1943 (which I don't have obv.).



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That's excellent thank you, so already was murky in 1905 when that was written. Love the biting commentary from the journal editor in that article.
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