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The Most Terrible Forgery I Have Seen Today.

 
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Posted 11/06/2018   10:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hillarious item on e bay.Par Avion (Cilicia 1920) overprint on a 1945 stamp…


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Posted 01/02/2019   3:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hamburg! I like their stamps.This seller likes the price for this Forgery. $54.32
Calls it "Fantastic". OG
The upper corners are not both square in the Genuine.
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Genuine:


Sellers Forgery:


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Hamburg – Boteninstitute -e bay Seller forgot to indicate that it is a reprint. Price:$450.00


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1863 Stamp, Inscription 'HAMBURG INSTITUT HAMBURGER BOTEN W.KRANTZ'
Here again the seller forgot to indicate that it is a Spiro 2nd type forgery.

Price: $295.00 (I Don't know the price of Spiro forgeries for this.)


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Posted 01/13/2019   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Paquebot Pasteur stamp.Everyone dreams of taking a cruise on a paquebot(the real ones).
An e bay seller dreams of selling his Paquebot stamp for 16 euros (Mint).The only
problem these stamps were never issued without the surcharge.Genuine mint sell for 1 euro;
there are tons of them.
The stamp was printed in 1939;but the war having started,the stamp was issued instead 17-22 May 1941.The surcharge was for the (SCOM) Service Central des Œuvres de la Marine.A sort of
social aid for sailors and their families,whether military,civilian,or fishermen.
One non surcharged sheet exists in the French Postal Museum.It is believed that during
the printing of the surcharge, 2 sheets were stuck together and only after during the
storage of the surcharged sheets that the error was discovered.Traces of the type face
(or bite)on the sheet confirmed this.
Legend has it that there are some non surcharged examples around.
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Sellers stamp with washed out surcharge:

Adjusted pic showing the areas and the red remnant color.


The Genuine stamp:


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Posted 01/14/2019   7:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Turks Islands. Spiro Space Filler.



Genuine


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Posted 01/17/2019   5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Modena Newspaper stamp "Segnatasse per Giornali-Tassa Gazzette"
They seem simple in their design but forgers can't seem to get it right!
auction e bay forgery:"superbe VFU 4000euros genuine" desceptive for those that don't know the genuine characteristics.

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Genuine:

A silly forgery being offered:
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Posted 01/19/2019   04:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Name your poison.
World Forgeries, facsimilies and space fillers.

Hanover,
India
Barquitos
Camp Post
Wadhwan State
Afghanistan
Mauritius
Austria
US
et al.
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Posted 01/19/2019   05:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These forgeries of IFS postage stamps of Bashahar, Bhopal, Bundi, Charkhari, Jaypur, Jammu and Kashmir, Kishangarh, Kochchi, Nandgão, Punchh, Rajpipla, Sirmaur, Vadhvan are all "Ilahabad Forgeries", which are all invariably imperforate, printed on white wove paper and fed into philatelic market from around 1999 by a printer from Ilahabad.

These IFS forgeries were first reported by Edward F Deschl, author of "The Comprehensive India States Postal Stationery Listing" (1994), in the article Forgeries warning; Ref. India Post (Vol.XXXIV No.4 No.146 10-12/2000); pp.131-2.
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Posted 01/20/2019   12:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
all "Ilahabad Forgeries", which are all invariably imperforate, printed on white wove paper and fed into philatelic market from around 1999 by a printer from Ilahabad.


Interesting, thanks Joy, they were so poorly executed, I thought just computer printed rubbish. I'll make an album page with your commentary. Makes for an interesting sideline.
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Posted 01/21/2019   05:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

India.
Modern forgeries / facsimiles.

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Posted 01/21/2019   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Parma stamp 1852-1857- A simple design but forgeries being offered as genuine all the time.
The 2 below; the 1st for £22.50 the 2nd 99 euros.Wrong "4" & mini acorn among otherthings !


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Genuine:
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Posted 02/16/2019   6:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lubeck 1859 offered on e bay as genuine! $ 119.00
In the genuine 1 schilling the eagle's right head is a bit lower than it's left head.
Background dot's are not in their correct positions.The feet are badly done.......ect.

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Genuine;


With $ 119.00 you can eat in Potters restaurant in Lubeck and have money left for tomarrow.


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Posted 02/28/2019   10:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The other day sold for $52.00 for genuine. Except it's a forgery….(Buyer did not checkout SCF before jumping !)
"CHARKARI STATE INDIA 1921 1 Anna Purple Wove Paper IMPERFORATE SG 29a MINT"

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Genuine example:
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Posted 02/28/2019   4:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow - that really is one of the worst forgeries I've ever seen. Thanks for this thread, it's both fascinating and educational.
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Posted 03/09/2019   07:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:

"CHARKARI STATE INDIA 1921 1 Anna Purple Wove Paper IMPERFORATE SG 29a MINT"
Genuine example:



Whoever identified it as Charkhari 1921 1A dull purple on wove paper (SG 29a) is wrong.
This is Charkhari 1921 1A violet on wove paper (SG 29).

The Charkhari SG 29a die had the constant flaw of damaged/broken O of POSTAGE which is the easier point to identify SG 29a than differentiating Gibbons' violet and dull purple shades of Charkhari SG 29 and 29a.

Picking up the exact color shades of IFS stamps is the most troublesome job.

Charkhari 1921 1A dull purple on wove paper (SG 29a)

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Posted 04/16/2019   4:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The seller describes the listing thus: (starting at $1.00)
FRANCE 1849 Unused No gum Ceres 1 fr Carmine Brown Yvert #6B CV €5000 _________________________________________________________________________________________
(Obvious forgery;small pearls ,eyes are narrow, grapes mixed up,wrong hair lines..ect..)
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