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Inverted Swan 4d 1854 WA

 
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Posted 01/11/2020   2:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add r.cebrian to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Forgery or not



regards.
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Edited by r.cebrian - 01/11/2020 2:37 pm

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Posted 01/11/2020   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not an expert, but looks a little phony to me...Too clean cut. Letters a little off. Cancellation smudgy. Repeat ...not an expert.
Do not buy without a cert, of course.
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Posted 01/11/2020   2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A forgery for sure.
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Posted 01/11/2020   4:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is not an inverted Swan, it is an inverted Frame.

Here is the Lithographic Stone.

and its position
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Edited by rod222 - 01/11/2020 4:55 pm
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Posted 01/11/2020   5:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi r.cebrian

It's a forgery, if you bought it from eBay it is a forgery, if you bought it outside of eBay it is a forgery. An inverted frame error (the swan is in the correct position) was sold from the late Arthur Gray collection in 2015 for $250,000.


The authentic 1854 specimen (printed August 1, 1854) is on the left and is from the Duke of Leinster Collection at the National Museum of Ireland. The font is very clear even with one as ratty as this one. The stamp on the right is your specimen, the font is blotchy, the blue is of an incorrect shade and the stamp is printed on modern paper; it may be a 1970s Smits reprint.

Does your stamp have a watermark?

These stamps are never sold cheaply.

Rob
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Edited by Rob041256 - 01/11/2020 6:06 pm
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Posted 01/11/2020   6:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add r.cebrian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your replies.
No watermark.
I have only this page of Australia:
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Posted 01/12/2020   01:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's a replica, The real 1854 inverted frame has a sideways watermark.

Rob
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