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Revenue Counterfeit R86A(Cf1)

 
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Posted 07/30/2020   8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add RevHound to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone point me towards where I can find out more information about this counterfeit. The Scott Specialized Catalog gives nearly no information. A search of google and Linns was unsuccessful.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted 07/30/2020   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The counterfeit makes George look like he has the measles; the dots are all over the place.
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Posted 07/30/2020   10:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ericjackson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an image of the finest recorded example

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Posted 07/30/2020   10:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is one known used.
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Posted 07/31/2020   9:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RevHound to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Bart.

That is a very good counterfeit. Very hard to tell the difference from the real one. Is there only 2 known? And do you have a pic of the used one?

So not much is known on the history of this counterfeit.
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Posted 07/31/2020   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen it, but I do not own it, so I don't have an image. It looks good from a scan, but up close with a glass there is no question that it is counterfeit. As I said, the dots that make up the face are very poorly done. On a genuine stamp, they are in neat rows.
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Posted 08/01/2020   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ericjackson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The genuine stamp is engraved, the counterfeit is not so they are easy to distinguish.

There are at least four examples that I am aware of. One is perforated with a handstamp cancel and is illustrated in the Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue, 2020 edition.
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Here is my copy of the counterfeit.
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