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The Most Terrible Forgery I Have Seen Today.

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Posted 02/20/2020   6:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many collectors want a letter Bangkok "B" overprint in their collection.
Seller is asking $ 199.99 for this "no faults extra fine"
He is right: A no fault forgery !.
It looks like it's ontop of the cancel.Anyway the "B" is neither a type 1 or 2. Wrong lobe forms.



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Posted 02/20/2020   9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is it possible to have a PENANG postmark, on a Bangkok opt ?
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Posted 02/26/2020   05:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cupram to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello
I saw for sale on eBay this block YT # 1 of 1941 (Legion of French volunteers)
I have a fake block with a fake cancel.
An element of identification is the existence of white lines on the nose and in the bear's mouth.
In the fake copy they do not appear.


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Posted 02/27/2020   07:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like many things going on between the genuine & forgery.
the background lines in the genuine are of much better quality. the Feldpost cancel is ???
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Posted 02/27/2020   08:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
cupram, your Polar Bear SS is a well-known forgery. The lower left point of the red star is droopy. Also, you can clearly see that the diagonal background lines on the forgery are not sharply defined compared to the genuine.
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Romania
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Posted 02/27/2020   3:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cupram to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I bought this block, the very low price, the poor print quality and the date of the stamp (in November France was free of the German occupation) I was convinced that it was a forgerie.
I bought it to observe the differences from the original ones found on the net.
Thank you "Germania" for the 2 additional differences that I had not noticed. It is difficult when you do not have in front of the eyes both types (genuine / forgerie).
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Posted 02/27/2020   4:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Will you do a service to the hobby and clearly write FORGERY on the reverse in ink? Eventually it will re-enter the market, and someone else could be fooled.
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Romania
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Posted 02/27/2020   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cupram to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not planning to sell the block
But the idea is good, as an indication for my heirs.

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Posted 03/06/2020   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a typeset overprint forgery of the 10c value from the Belgian occupation of Germany series of 1919-21. The "A" and the "G" are particularly noticeable.


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Romania
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Posted 03/07/2020   03:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cupram to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello cipalermo1964,
I wrote "FORGERY" on the reverse of Bear Block but I posted another stamp.This is the block.
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