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I Would Like To Propose A New Stamp Category

 
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Pillar Of The Community

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Posted 08/06/2020   4:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Timm to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Bogus, Fakes and Forgeries

What do you think?
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Posted 08/06/2020   4:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jmdregs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great idea.....I like it. I've got my share of forgeries!
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Posted 08/06/2020   5:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think this is a great idea!

While there is a lot of modern tat floating around, the classic forgeries are fascinating in and of themselves.
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Posted 08/06/2020   5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like buying "copies" of stamps or whatever the seller calls them. For many stamps I'll never be able to afford, this is the only way to fill a space. Of course they need to be labeled as such. The whole subject of fakes and forgeries is inherently interesting in addition to being useful to collectors. It has a clear history, as well. So yes it would make for an interesting topic and perhaps also help prevent fraudulent sales. There are posts asking whether a stamp is a fake, so why not gather them into a separate topic?
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Forum Dad
USA
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Posted 08/06/2020   9:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We had this discussion on the coin forum years ago and decided it would be much more beneficial and organized to have counterfeits in the same category they would be in if they were real. If someone comes here to research a classic US stamp, and its counterfeit and they don't know it, they still go to US classic stamp forum to try to learn about. There could be 20 topics on his exact counterfeit stamp but they'd be off in a different forum and he'd never see them.
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Posted 08/06/2020   10:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good idea but post pictures
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