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Bulgaria 1902 Shipka Pass Issue

 
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Posted 02/23/2021   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mark_tuba to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone know the distinction between Types one and two? Scott, Minkus and Yvert don't tell me.

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Posted 02/23/2021   11:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Mark: I can't give you the difference between the Types. Did you check Michel?

Also, the Pass issues have been forged, according to both the Serrane Guide, published by the APS, and "Focus on Forgeries," by the late Varro Tyler.
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Posted 02/23/2021   8:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is my copy of the difference that Varro Tyler wrote about in his book . The different "2" in 1902 ,one the "2" going straight down to the base of the two the other has a bend in it and touchs the side .
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Posted 02/23/2021   9:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The perforations jump right out as being very different.
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Posted 02/24/2021   09:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a very interesting point rogdcam (and thanks floortrader for the great scan).

I have two copies of the 5st which have different shades and seem to have different perforations.

I wonder if they indicate a second printing (or another forgery!)

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Posted 02/24/2021   11:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Nigel,
I find you stamps identical, albeit one perhaps more ink than the other.
That is NOT considering the perforation guage, I am unaware of any differing guages.

I have 2 600dpi images, that when "toggled" can see the obvious
forgery.
I can post them, if you so desire.
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Posted 02/25/2021   07:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Was anyone able to find information regarding the different perforations? I tried and failed. I did look at a Bulgarian dealer's (located in Bulgaria) material and every stamp but one had the smaller perforations. I find it odd that it is not talked about when other less obvious differences between stamps are picked apart in great detail.
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Posted 02/25/2021   08:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Was anyone able to find information regarding the different perforations? I tried and failed. I did look at a Bulgarian dealer's (located in Bulgaria) material and every stamp but one had the smaller perforations. I find it odd that it is not talked about when other less obvious differences between stamps are picked apart in great detail.

No, I've not seen any references to this.

I guess catalogues won't usually list different perforations unless the gauge is different.

Even New Zealand's distinctive Chambon perforations aren't listed in most catalogues.
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