Forgeries I & oddities
ANHCo CTO stamps on covers/postcards - Franceville cancel - Port Vila forgery

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ANHCo CTO stamps on postcards & covers

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The "Franceville cancel"
 
For quite a time at the end of the 1890s the French settlers tried to establish the independent town of "Franceville" in Port-Vila. This cancel may have been produced by the settlers who still had this idea of independence. It is more a product of fantasy than a forgery.

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The "22 AOUT 07" forged cancel. This cancel exists only with this date. It tries to replicate the French PM2 cancel but is easy to differ from the real one as the characters are much too big.

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A bogus Pt. Sandwich cancel. We don't see Port Sandwich forgeries very often, maybe because it is harder to fake than the PM2.

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