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Fake! Bogus! Fraud! Traveshamockery!

 
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Posted 10/22/2019   7:50 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
... and yet I find it interesting nonetheless.

Certed by the PF as having counterfeit IR overprints, this reconstructed full OG irregular block still makes for an interesting aesthetic piece.

The original submitter apparently also included a 1981 PF cert of a (supposed) genuine used example of a Mt. Clemmens (Clemens?) provisional IR overprint.

The only examples I could find at the PF are the certed used example and a single unused example similar to the block, deemed counterfeit.

The only other reference I could find was an auction listing in the 1963 Siegel auction of the Philip Little collection, but unfortunately no lot image.

Even if, on the EXTREMELY unlikely chance, that a legitimate IR overprint would have been used on a Pan American issue (issued only weeks before the tax was repealed), one would expect to see it on the 2-cent denomination, not 1-cent.

Would be an extremely cool item if actually genuine. Instead, merely a curiosity.



















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Posted 10/22/2019   7:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Terrific info and sources.
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Posted 10/23/2019   05:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for posting this, Dan. To become a knowledgeable collector and to form important reference collections for ourselves, we must gather examples of the bogus material as well. Well done.
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Posted 10/23/2019   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That was a great sale, particularly for anyone interested in proofs and essays.
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I realize it's far too long ago, but it would be interesting to know how the PF determined #95433 to be genuine in 1981, and how it was attributed to Mt. Clemmens. I can't find anything in the TAR archive or the Revenue Unit Columns about it.
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Posted 10/23/2019   08:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kinda cool, though. I'd like to have it in my collection!
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Posted 10/23/2019   1:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James Drummond to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Jim
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Ooh... Good catch! That means the cert is an EFO! Can I get more for it?
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Posted 10/23/2019   4:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
alas we are all human......someone ought to research and write this up.
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Posted 10/23/2019   4:06 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've only heard one other person use the term "traveshamockery"... I wonder if we listen to the same radio show...
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