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Hong Kong 96 Cent Forgery

 
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Posted 06/15/2021   01:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Linus to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This stamp was recently listed on eBay:

UK HONG KONG STAMP 1866 Queen Victoria 96c used stamp $85

No mention that this stamp is a reproduction/fake/forgery. Bidders and buyer beware! This is a forgery, not a real stamp.

Linus


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Posted 06/15/2021   04:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. Unfortunately, very many 96c stamps on the market are dubious, either faked, reproductions or cleaned fiscal use. As you so correctly write "caveat emptor" buyer beware.
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Posted 06/15/2021   10:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGVIStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a scan of the fake I bought on eBay several years ago.
If you are getting a really good price on a rare item - it is probably a fake. So buyer beware.
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I use defective real stamps in my forgery collections . I seen too many forgery collections up for public auction where the better real stamps are all pulled out before they are placed up for auction ,so using defective stamps they will stay with the collection .
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Posted 06/15/2021   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like your layout there, Floortrader, nice display.

Here are recent results from eBay sold listings, including the stamp in my OP:






I hope the buyer did not think it was a real stamp. I would not pay that much for a forgery/fake 96 cent HK Queen Victoria.

Linus
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Posted 06/15/2021   12:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Linus ---Not a bad price if the buyer knew they are forgeries . The problem for me to sell forgeries is that some one buys them then turns around and lists them as the real thing to someone else .

The best price I ever heard was $3,000 for a Australian 2 pound Roo fake .More than a original stamp .
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