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Help To Evaluate Some US Confederate Stamps

 
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Posted 08/04/2022   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GaryVa to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello.

I have inherited a stamp collection from my Uncle who back in the day bought lots of stamps from dealers in London.

In amongst the collection are some US Confederate Stamps - I have no idea if these are genuine - I suspect not, but finding it difficult to get examples from the web.

I am really new to all this so any help would be great.

Many thanks

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Posted 08/04/2022   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hobsun013 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

GaryVA,

The first stamp is well known/documented and can be identified as a "New York Counterfeit". The key to this is the very short cross bars on the "F" and "E" of FIVE. This is easy to recognize when placed next to a genuine stamp. These "New York Counterfeits are collectable but have limited value. A very good resource for this item can be found here.

https://www.trishkaufmann.com/confe...line?page=24

The second stamp may be genuine. I can't see any specific detail that jumps out at me immediately (others may see something I missed). Even if it is genuine - given the tear across the top it has limited value as well. For this stamp, used copies have a higher catalogue value than unused. This stamp is listed in unused Vey Fine condition for $45 vs $450 for used copy. The damage is substantial.

Hope this helps. The link above can be as a great resource for information on Confederate Stamps in general.

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Posted 08/05/2022   2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampGuy64 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have these two, only...

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