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The Most Terrible Forgery I Have Seen Today.

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Posted 05/31/2021   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Joy ---Those are all second or third generation Hialeah forgeries .
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Posted 05/31/2021   1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am not familiar with Juan Canoura's forgeries of IFS stamps but msksur68 (Sunil Suri) and theforeigncoinman forgeries were all sourced from the city of Ilahabad/Prayagraj.

These forgeries typically have crude, often blurred impressions, printed in every conceivable color on toned/white wove paper. Also they have disproportionately wide margins and all are invariably imperforate and ungummed.

The Ilahabad Forgeries were first reported by Edward F Deschl, author of "The Comprehensive India States Postal Stationery Listing", in 2000 in India Post, the quarterly journal of India Study Circle for Philately.

For details, refer to the related article.

Forgeries Warning
Edward F Deschl.
Ref. India Post (No.146 Vol.XXXIV No.4 1012/2000); pp.131-2
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Posted 06/28/2021   4:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have a set of Canal Zone overprints that look interesting but most likely are forgeries. One stamp has an inverted surcharge and the other has a doubled surcharge. The most glaring oddity is how Panama has been printed in both upper and lower case letters.



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Posted 06/28/2021   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The letters of Panama are suspicious on these two also.



Looked at copies on the PF database and found forgeries of overprints are plentiful on Canal Zone stamps.
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Posted 07/05/2021   10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A common 3c carmine Admiral corner single (Sc 109) trimmed at top & left to transform into the decidedly less common used 3c imperforate from 1924 (Sc 138).

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Posted 07/31/2021   3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one looks like he printed it himself... Very few Columbians have perfs like that. :)
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Posted 08/01/2021   02:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Billsey, maybe those are the rare and highly-sought after "zipper perfs" that were an option at the end of the 19th century in case you wanted to reattach a stamp you'd separate from a neighboring stamp. Just zip it back together again! Truly bizarre. I have some "copies" or "reproductions" of stamps, and it seems to me that a lot of the manufacturers of such stamps just don't know what perforations look like. Or maybe they don't have access to a machine that can perforate correctly. Some of the worst I've seen appear to have been perfed using a sewing machine
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Posted 08/05/2021   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
With a pair of scissors you can change a Scott 30 into a 30a... Somebody thought so.


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Posted 08/18/2021   2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
e bay seller with this forgery (CLASSIC COMPLETE COVER OX HEAD 80 PARA VF USED ROMANIA) of the 80 Parale red.Does not indicate in his listing as a forgery.The stamp does not fit into the 3 types.
people are bidding like crazy..

Only a couple of hundred are known used and on cover not that many either.



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Posted 08/18/2021   3:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cancel on stamp does not appear to line up with cancel on envelope.
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Posted 08/18/2021   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could it have come off or been taken off, then been placed back on?
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Posted 08/18/2021   11:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wouldn't really matter since the stamp looks to be a forgery. I expect someone spent some time trying to get it to look authentic.
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