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KeVII Board Of Education? If So, Rare But Worthless

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Posted 02/20/2015   1:15 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cjd

Didn't Mr Scott actually produce some forgeries? Perhaps he was photographing his own stock ...

Geoff
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Denmark
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Posted 02/20/2015   1:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicalStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Geoff,

Samuel Allen Taylor (1862-1892) produced forgeries based on the electrolytes from the Scott catalog. They are among the most crude you can imagine - worse than Spiro!
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Posted 02/20/2015   3:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Polimom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
scotzm said:
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Most of your stamps are to some extent sub-standard... either in colors or cancellations etc so the possibility arises that they were test overprinted on lesser quality stamps.
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Yes, I noticed the same thing, at least about the cancelled stamps. They were altogether with some others that, while they do not have overprints, are also somehow flawed. I wish I had the full story.

Maybe I'll add them to my growing collection of forged Barquitos. And yes, maybe I will also write this bunch up for publication someplace eventually.

Did anybody notice that several of them looked as if the overprint itself was almost 3-dimensional? I used a very good macro lens to make the images, and I wonder now about the way the overprint almost seems to be sitting atop the stamp. It's very noticeable (at least to me) on the first two 1/2 penny Office of Works stamps that I uploaded last night.

Would that be a signal of a forgery?
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Posted 08/07/2022   11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Meddler101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



Hi, sorry to re open a dinosaur post but I could do with your expert opinion please.

I used to collect stamps as a kid and now at 49 I have dusted off the old albums for some reason and got back into the game. I have come across this Edward VII Board of Education overprint of the 1s.

I've seen the previous posts re the overprint text but to my untrained (and Colour-blind) eye it's hard for me to make a call. What do you guys think?

thanks
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Posted 08/07/2022   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Forgery: type is much to thin.

Your picture is to fuzzy, but the letters also appear rather unsharp, which should not be the case.

(edit: added "not" as sharp should be the case in genuine overprints).

Look at the very first picture posted in this thread. At least, someone made an effort. It is a fake as well, but the font is much closer to what it should be.
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Edited by NSK - 08/07/2022 1:00 pm
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Posted 08/07/2022   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Meddler101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the insight. As I say I'm a bit rusty so I appreciate your input.
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