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April 2019: and again a complete forgery of the "roast missionary". (on Ebay). A forgery of copy #2 on the roast missionary page here. Offered as shown.
roast missionary

March 2019: and again a complete forgery including the "NEW HEBRIDES" ovprt. (on Ebay).

January 2019: a ridiculous forgery of Yv434a on Ebay - the left one is genuine.
July 2018: a rather dangerous complete ovpt forgery of SG58a - the right one is genuine.

February 2017: a rather dangerous forgery of PM2

Another 2016 May FORGERY

Here's what I saw today on an international auction site: a 1921 inverted 1d overprint. The "1d" is not identical to the genuine overprint and additionally is placed at the wrong side of the stamp: at bottom and not over the word "New Hebrides". I wonder if I get an answer from the seller when I asked him how it can be that the 20 known genuine stamps carry the overprint at another place.
But there is a heartbreaking story about a Baron Frederick Von Lubcke ......and a typewriter CT (22) on reverse......
I inserted a part of a genuine stamp with 1d at the correct place into the forged one - beware!
1d inv. FORGERY
The original offer & text:
1d inv. FORGERY 1d inv. FORGERY
The link to Ebay


Some 1977 VILA overprint provisionals are on the market at the moment on an international internet auction site which are rather primitive forgeries. Beware!

The 1977 VILA overprint provisionals forgeries. Images thanks to a fellow collector in New Caledonia. (click to close)

2015 Feb. FORGERY

This is ridiculous: A very poor computer overprint of the 5c with the wrong printing ink and then "Nouvelles Hébrides N°58A N* TB cote 1350 euros !!RRR" as a caption! Then way further down "Très RARE ,mais surcharge NON originale". Beware of this forgery - this stamp had a value of some cents but now it is soiled with ink and is worth NOTHING.

The 5c w/o CONDOMINIUM ovpt forgery - Ebay February 2015 (click to close)

2014 Dec. FORGERY

Beware of this forgery: At the moment (December 2014) a seller at Ebay U.S. offers a forgery made with an image of the roast missionary stamp auctioned at Feldman Switzerland in May for about 400 €. It is incredible that some people are willing to pay more than 1 Penny for a newly printed little piece of paper.

The roast missionary fake Dec 2014 (click to close)

2013 Sept. FORGERY

Beware of this forgery: At the moment (November 2013) a seller at Ebay U.S. offers forgeries of the roast missionary stamp. It is incredible that some people are willing to pay more than $US120 for a newly printed little piece of paper. The original is in my collection.

The roast missionary fake Nov 2013 (click to close)

These dates of PM6 type b usage are known to me so far:
6 JUIN 24, 7 JUIN 24, 14 JUIN 24, 19 AOÛT 24 (date block inverted). You can read more here.


A number of other contributors helped to improve these pages: Stan Jersey (†) and Dudley Priester (†) from USA, John Yeomans (†) and the "Mele", "Namba 2" (†) and "RMD" (†) collections from Great Britain, the "Aore" collection from Australia and many, many others contributed some superb examples of early postal history, and they also present some choice stamp items not found elsewhere. On some pages there are images of items originating from auctions and dealer's offers. In these cases the sources are named at the place were they are presented.
Many thanks to them all for participating!

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