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Posted 09/26/2021   6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ReliquaryLotus to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I'm quite new to philately and have been having a great time collecting. I'm presently fascinated with Afghanistan's postal stamps. I've however, been stumped. While looking through my stamps I found a 25p rose red stamp (Scott# 472 A167) which I quickly found in my 2022 Scott Catalogue. But I own another stamp, which is identical in almost every way, including denomination. But the color is a shade of purple, and I can find absolutely no information on it either in my catalogue (frustratingly many seem to be missing in it.) Or online. I'm hoping somebody here with a better knowledge of Afghani stamps could possibly assist me in finding out more information on this. What is it, and how many more of these variants are unlisted? I have two, one is very light in color, either that or the other one is just over saturated.
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Posted 09/26/2021   7:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Under the listing for Scott 472-473, there is a note to also see 549-550A.

Your two stamps are perforated at a different rate. The lower stamp has very small holes, perhaps an imperforate version with privately applied perforations with a sewing machine or similar device.
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Posted 09/26/2021   7:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your lower stamp, is the correct colour
The top stamp has suffered possibly light damage, hence the lighter shade. (was possibly the violet shade)
1961
Come in 4 colours, purple , blue, ochre, and Green.
Unwatermarked
May we see the rose red stamp please?
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Edited by rod222 - 09/26/2021 7:16 pm
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Posted 09/26/2021   7:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ReliquaryLotus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you guys so much for the speedy help! Glad I was able to find that out, it would've driven me nuts otherwise! Always learning something new with this hobby, and I'm loving it!

-Cheers!, Aiden-
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Posted 09/26/2021   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Me also,
Not seen the pin perforation before.
Sewing machine perforation maybe ?
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Posted 09/27/2021   1:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Forgery .
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Posted 09/28/2021   09:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Floortrader,
Just curious… what identify's this as a forgery?
(Is it just the perforations or are there other things to consider)
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Posted 09/28/2021   10:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First the o/p has a blurry picture of both stamps , second I have a AFGHAN stamp collection ,third I have many forgeries from this period of AFGHAN .

You can judge it yourself if I put up a scan that shows details .
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Posted 09/28/2021   10:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not disagreeing with you..
The 25 p size looks different, was just wondering if there was specific markers to look for in a ID, But I guess it's just the whole appearance
Are the perforations a contributor to the forgery ID?
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Posted 09/28/2021   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Floortrader,
Pardon, but your posts are very vague.
Will you please clarify exactly WHICH stamps are real and WHICH are forgeries?
O/P #1
O/P #2
Your #1
Your #2
I cannot tell heads or tails from either of your two posts to this thread.
Thank you.
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Posted 09/28/2021   11:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both blurred over inked copies are the forgeries in both scans .
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Posted 09/30/2021   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The small dots in the corners are found in some of the stamps in the sheet.
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Posted 09/30/2021   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not trying to hijack this thread, just happens to be on a stamp I had questions about as well
can I safely assume this is a forgery?
(It has odd perforations, the details are poor and it has ink in the corners)

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Posted 09/30/2021   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The small broken curved line is found in some of these stamps in the sheet...

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