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Posted 01/14/2020   1:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Carl20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anybody know the country of origin for this stamp?

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Posted 01/14/2020   1:14 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
More info here (Russian Civil War stamp issued by the Northern Army in 1919)
http://goscf.com/t/16331
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Posted 01/14/2020   3:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 01/14/2020   11:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Forgeries appear to be common among this issue. Crude forgeries are easy to spot. I believe these are forgeries but am unable to find examples of forgeries that have some of the same details found on them. Does anyone know of an online reference with images of known forgeries of this issue?






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Posted 01/15/2020   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Carl20 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I kind of wondered about mine being a forgery after seeing the examples here and elsewhere online.
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Posted 01/15/2020   06:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello gettinold,

I agree these are forgeries.

The link given by perf12 to:

http://goscf.com/t/18358

shows a number of examples of both genuine and forged stamps.

I suggest looking at the posts by vasia.

For me, the main difference is in the shape of the cross. This is much better defined on the original stamps.
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Posted 01/15/2020   10:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
nigelc

Thank you for your response. Vasia's examples were extremely helpful when first trying to determine whether these were forgeries. Examples found elsewhere varied in appearance. Some were as crude as the stamp in the OP. Others appeared to have finer detail yet classified as forgeries.

I have blocks of 25 for each value of this issue. Reviewing them reveals variations by position number. IMO variations in the appearance of forgery examples found online may be due to variations by plate position number. Lack of detail, as you suggest, is the best measure when attempting to decide whether a stamp is genuine.






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