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Posted 01/19/2020   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add vincentvriends to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought the following stamp and the stamp dealer listed it as a forgery... I'm trying to figure out why it's a forgery.




Thanks for helping me.
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Posted 01/19/2020   11:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have you tried looking this up in Album Weeds ? Stampsmarter.com has the set for download

Peter
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Posted 01/19/2020   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Greaden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From the scan, it appears that the overprint is on top of the postmark.
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Belgium
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Posted 01/19/2020   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vincentvriends to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Greaden

I inspected the stamp again and it looks like you are right, thanks
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Posted 01/19/2020   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
vincentvriends...Ran it through one of my software and it looks like it was printed over the cancel..BUT..BUT..Be careful, if the over print was oily, the cancel would not take good to printing (canceling)...Still interesting to me though.

Robert


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Posted 01/19/2020   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Vince ---Here are two stamps from my collection ---- Notice how neat and crisp the overprints are on the real stamps as compared to yours ...
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Posted 01/19/2020   12:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The "2" in 20 is a bit narrow on the top.Does not have that full curved look as in the genuine types.
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