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Newfoundland 1865 Prince Albert/Concort Scott/Sg 27 Forgery?

 
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Posted 07/16/2022   02:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add danko to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Came across this one in my collection.

According to both Scott and SG this was issued only in Black.

I compared the design to genuine stamps online and it looks pretty good except that the plate looks very worn. However, the paper does not look right. It looks as much poorer quality than the paper for other stamps of this period. Also, it does not look like an engraved stamp (no impressions on the foil too).

Wrong color, worn plate, wrong paper, wrong printing.... if it walks like a duck it is a duck, right?

In this condition it not worth really anything even if genuine, just curious to see what it is.



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Posted 07/16/2022   04:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cut out from an old Postage Stamp Album, or Catalogue?
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Posted 07/16/2022   06:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stampforgeries.com website depicts a brown version and indicates it is a forgery but with no explanation of why it is.

More information is available from this document (page 23):
http://www.jacestamps.com/e-books/N...orgeries.pdf
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Posted 07/16/2022   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trodent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It could be a Die Proof.
Walsh's Newfoundland Catalog mentions there were a few colours used.

colours: yellow brown; brown red; green blue; blue green; black
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Posted 07/16/2022   12:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danko to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The document provided by Germania put this as Type III forgery I believe.

Excellent details because of photo-litho printing, but this also gives it away.

It doesn't really talk about brown color, but seeing the forgery in blue, there is a good chance it can be in brown too.

I think we solved this crime
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