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Posted 05/25/2022   3:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Tajmeredith1957 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



Hi Everyone, your assistance is needed to identify these 4 old Albanian stamps.
They look a bit like the Korce issues of 1914-18, but are not the same. And I can't seem to match them up with the other Albania print issues from around that time.

Thanks for your help! - Stephanie
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Posted 05/25/2022   3:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are from the 1913, First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
That being said ;they look like forgeries.
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Edited by perf12 - 05/25/2022 3:42 pm
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Posted 05/25/2022   4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Catalog numbers would be around Mi 24, Sc 28, Yt 20, or SG 22, depending on your go-to reference.
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Posted 05/27/2022   2:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tajmeredith1957 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I never thought about forgeries. Someone took the time to hinge these stamps though. (See photos).
And they were in a glassine envelope with a bunch of other Albanian stamps from 1927 and 1938 (see eBay).

But I was looking at Stamp Collectors World web-site and noted the following:

With very few exceptions, most of the stamps described on this page are VERY EXPENSIVE, and EXCELLENT FORGERIES exist for ALL of them! Extreme caution should be exercised, when purchasing any of these early hand-stamp-overprinted Albania stamps. It is recommended that only examples that are properly authenticated or certified should be purchased!
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Posted 05/29/2022   01:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those four are actually not all that expensive, my older Scott says under $10 each, but they were pretty extensively forged for the packet trade.
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Posted 05/30/2022   08:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tajmeredith1957 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the update billsey :-)
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