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Identifying Epirus Forgeries

 
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Posted 11/11/2022   11:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Canuck55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I recently came across a propaganda stamp from Epirus which Scott vol 2b identifies as post-1920 (design features a double-headed eagle). With it was a 1905 forgery (map of Crete) noted in stampforgeries.com. Can anyone tell me what these other two are that were with them?




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Posted 11/11/2022   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The bottom two? Check out Bavaria 1920, and then the German overprints of the same year.
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Posted 11/11/2022   3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
http://goscf.com/t/82255#753779 br /

I believe yours are forgeries, requires confirmation.
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Posted 11/11/2022   4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If they're forgeries, they're very poor ones. No text, no overprinting. Looks like wrong paper, maybe even wrong perfs. Not sure what they are. Some sort of color trial, maybe?
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Posted 11/11/2022   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have had them as Cinderellas for years.
but never confirmed.
I agree with your observations.
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Many thanks for the very quick identification - yes image wise they are identical to Bavaria 1920 von Kaulbach's "Genius" Scott #251 and #252. The perfs seem to be right but since they are completely blank and are on brown paper... colour proofs are the most likely perhaps?
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Posted 11/14/2022   4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Canuck55 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Followed up on the Bavaria lead with Evert Klaseboer who I found online - has created an online catalogue of forgeries etc. - and he reported that these were used for advertising - so what I have are blank versions of these. His catalogue has a couple of examples, one he forwarded to me. I'm going to purchase his catalogue as it looks very useful.
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