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The Most Terrible Forgery I Have Seen Today.

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Posted 02/01/2021   1:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one is a Spiro Brothers forgery of the "crown and posthorn" series 3c stamp of 1874. The genuine stamps are on watermarked paper, and the lettering is sharp and clear. Most notably, the Spiro forgeries lack a hyphen between "DANSK" and "VESTINDIE".

From Varro Tyler's Focus on Forgeries, "Within two years of their appearance, the five original values of this definitive series first issued in 1874 were imitated by the Spiro Brothers in Hamburg, Germany. The original stamps were printed by typography (letterpress). The forgeries, which are still common, were reproduced by lithography."


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Edited by bookbndrbob - 02/01/2021 3:13 pm
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Posted 02/04/2021   3:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rich60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My most terrible forgery of the day is

German Southwest Africa 1 Mark




Uuugggh makes me cringe - anyway off to my forgeries collection

Rich
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Posted 02/23/2021   09:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seller claiming it is a wrapper.When in fact it is with a forged stamp (Parma Governo Provvisoro 1859, 9 centesimi) and cancel.Bogus wrapper.There are many forgeries on the market.Genuine stamps used on covers or newspapers are scarce.

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Posted 04/18/2021   07:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cobra bar cancel on Gwalior QV 2A6p
Seller wants 80.00 GBP.....silly

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Posted 04/18/2021   09:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why is it a "terrible forgery"?
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Posted 04/18/2021   10:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gwalior SG12
This one I have...


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Posted 04/18/2021   1:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why is the eBay stamp a "terrible forgery"?
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Posted 04/18/2021   2:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
at 80.00 GBP it can only be a forgery!!

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Edited by perf12 - 04/18/2021 2:53 pm
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Posted 04/19/2021   3:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since the "terrible forgery" stamp in question mysteriously got vanished, here it is.



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203352380099

For the record, this stamp is absolutely genuine in all aspects–the base stamp, the overprint and the cancel.

The stamp is Gwaliyar 1896 2A6P SG 23 with Gupta type 13 barred circular cobra cancel.

The 2A6P denomination was exclusively used on registered letters with ½A/6P being the basic letter postage for weight upto 5.83gm (½ tola), the rate in effect from Jul 1,1885 to Mar 31,1905 and 2A was the registration fee per article from Jul 1,1885 to Apr 23,1922.

As usual, perf12's posts on India should be taken with tons and tons of salt.
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Posted 04/20/2021   07:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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