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Fake Cancels On Officials

 
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Posted 07/23/2014   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add littleriverphil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Either favor cancels or maunscript cancels from Littletowns, USA, pen cancels have always interested me.I always checked the listing of any pen canceled Official, and bought most of them off eBay. When I saw this stamp, my thought was that "thats one I don't have" and so purchaced it, Can you imagine my surprize when I discovered that it wouldn't go into the Pen Cancel collection but belonged in a prize spot, another of my little collections, fake cancels. Here the faker had destroyed a rare Special Printing ( 177 of these sold ) to create a used 10C Post Office stamp.On another occasion, I thought I was getting a fake cancel of O25 s, but again I was delighted to discover that it was O25 s b, the Small Dotted I Error. Since there were 9,729 ( 98 sheets ) of the 1C Justice on ribbed paper sold there were possibily 196 of these sold to the public, this one a faker destroyed!





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Posted 07/23/2014   9:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've never read any discussions of 'fake' cancels. What would be the purpose? Do these stamps you've posted have gum? were these issues ever pre-canceled?
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Posted 07/23/2014   9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
would it be unethical to "remove" a fake cancel? How about an owners mark on the back? or erase a penciled in Scott #? Would it not be similar?
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Posted 07/23/2014   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The specimen was issued without gum. I have seen several fake cancels on specimen officials, they were not very highly thought of at one time and the normal stamps often catalog quite a bit more even used.
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Posted 07/23/2014   10:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So rev, at one time having these canceled made them more valuable?
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Posted 07/23/2014   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, having the cancels was an attempt to fraudulently pass off the specimens as regular used examples. Most of the examples I have seen had cork cancels, not manuscripts.
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Posted 07/23/2014   10:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ahhh, alright got it know. I imagine then you would see a cancel trying to obliterate the 'specimen'.
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