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Are These German, "C43 & C44" Graf Zeppelin's Altered?

 
 
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Posted 05/15/2019   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NanoPhilatelic to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought all of these separately. I know that the C45 pictured is altered (back of stamp erased).

I am wondering if anyone else can see any alterations on the other two (C43, C44).

I can not see anything. Is there another way to determine if they are genuine?




Thank you

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Posted 05/15/2019   10:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know what you are showing on the back, but this older thread discusses the difference between line and comb perfs. You may want to check.

http://goscf.com/t/27555#236363
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Everything looks wrong to me. In particular, I don't see any watermark, and printing is coarse and appears to be offset printing. Do the perforations measure out correctly?

Removed printing on back indicates that someone is trying to "pass off" reprints as genuine stamps.

Look at the stamp under long wave UV light to see if the paper is bright. If it is, then this is a modern reprint.
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bookbndrbob,

Thank you. I will take a closer look under UV light tomorrow. Thank you Partime for your link, I will looks at this tomorrow.

I appreciate all of your help.
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nano,
Where are you getting all of these fake/forgeries?
Don
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These are a well known forgery type, though it appears to be on 2 different papers here. Note that Great Britain is nearly invisible. The originals have it strongly outlined in shading as are Western Europe and Scandinavia. The screen and print quality is much rougher here than the original. That's visible in comparing the outline of the airship with the originals.

Genuine (not mine):

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NICE !!! Your Zepp's look like mine ----



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