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Switzerland Stadt Post Basel Dove Stamp Forgery

 
 
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Posted 11/08/2019   05:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LordInVader to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all Stamp Masters,

I found this Stamp on eBay, bid up to over $174:


I also found this one that was sold recently for $4,487.35:


Am I right in saying that the vast difference in quality reveals a forgery here?
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Posted 11/08/2019   08:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 11/08/2019   09:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rmatossian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks a lot like the forgery, bottom row, 2nd from the left, on the link vayolene provided.
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Posted 11/08/2019   09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a fake .Got a few that I paid $15.00 to $35.00 each for them . Surprised by the high price .
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Posted 11/09/2019   12:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would say it is the quality that determines the price. The forgery is well-printed (litho, I think, which tips it off as a forgery) and embossed. The boxed red cancel would get collectors excited, though it may not exist, either.

Speratis sell for something in this range.
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That stamp ended up selling for over $500:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Switzerlan...123956975037
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