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Forgeries/Reprints/Facimiles Of Classic German States Stamps

 
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Posted 09/15/2020   3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ehall928 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know nothing more than my Scott's catalog about these stamps but they do all seem quite "fishy". None of them have "np" on the back but I assume that they are all fakes. Any opinions?





I can upload better images of any individual stamp if so requested and thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Posted 09/15/2020   6:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First row, all forgeries. Second row, the last stamp is a forgery. Not entirely sure about the 2 3-groschen stamps; I would need better images. But the cancels don't sit well with me.
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Posted 09/15/2020   7:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ehall928 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I saw extra frame lines near where the stamps were cut (on the two second row 3 gr stamps) so I assume these are forgeries too :)

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Posted 09/16/2020   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This may be asking too much, but as a novice in old German States I'd enjoy and appreciate knowing what, for each of these stamps, has led to the conclusion that they're likely forgeries.
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Posted 09/16/2020   1:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The first stamp is the Oldenburg 1/2 Grosch. The first image is the forgery and the second one is genuine.



There are a lot of differences. Big ones are the shape of the crowns and the shape of the ribbons above and below the denominations.

The second stamp is the Hannover 1/15 Thaler. The first image is the forgery and the second one is genuine.



The crowns are different as is the unicorn.

There are a lot of resources available for Old German States collectors. The APRL has an on-line catalog of available literature.
http://catalog.stamplibrary.org/Inm...ch&xm=1&xe=2
Old German States stamps have a multitude of forgeries but most can be distinguished with the right reference material. Only very few absolutely require expertization and a certificate to ensure genuineness. (Not including postmarks - that's a whole other kettle of fish!)
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Posted 09/16/2020   3:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, Germania. This is an area I hope to get into more deeply. And, as you say, access to good reference material is (as always) essential.
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