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US Scott 5158 Counterfeit

 
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Posted 08/09/2020   8:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mstocky2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Didn't take long to find a second counterfeit issue in the large pile of used stamps I have been digging through. Posted on the first find a few days ago. No tagging was again how I found it. Notice crude printing and no microprint in stripe.

Nearly done with sorting the pile, so I don't expect I will find any more types.
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Posted 08/09/2020   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mark, this stamp is the subject of an article in the May issue of the United States Specialist. A cover is shown in the article sent between two towns in Pennsylvania.

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Posted 08/10/2020   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mstocky2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info.
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Posted 01/17/2021   9:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



I assume this is a forgery too.

Note the 2 different USPS micro-print. Both on the 2nd and 4th stripe.

Also the 2017 is much darker than on the other stamps

And, the perforation pattern is different.
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Posted 01/18/2021   09:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Alub, you are correct. It has been reported by PNC3 as a counterfeit also

Peter
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