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Is This Liberia 1901 5 "Liberty & The World" Stamp A Forgery?

 
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Posted 12/02/2020   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add basilisp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm trying to identify if this is a fake or an original. I found an article about forgeries of Liberian stamps and it's one of the most copied stamps of the country. To me it looks legit, any idea?




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Posted 12/02/2020   11:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 12/02/2020   12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add basilisp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for replying, I already check on those sites you mention (this is were I found that they make forgeries of this one). Still I needed some confirmation, as I said I think that it is an original one.
Also, I can find the red&black triangle on scott catalogue (number 52 of 1892) but can't find this one.
I'm uploading one more scan maybe it will help you.


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Edited by basilisp - 12/02/2020 12:36 pm
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Posted 12/02/2020   12:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Basil, looks real to me. I believe that the forgeries exist with the "ordinary" overprint on them (see Scott #69) which is a much more valuable stamp, hence the attempts at the forged overprints. This appears to be a Scott O26.

Would certainly like to hear from someone else if I am mistaken.

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Posted 12/02/2020   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add basilisp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I finally managed to understand with the help of Andy, couldn't figure out the "ordinary" stamp on it. So it's just an ordinary stamp... Thank you very much!!
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