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Can Someone Help Me Identify This Persian Stamp?

 
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Posted 09/24/2010   08:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampvirgin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Number, value?


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Posted 09/24/2010   09:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can't help with values, as my WW catalogs are 25+ years old, but I can identify the stamp as Iran #53 (Type 1: Three dots at right end of scroll). For whatever it's worth, in 1983 the SCV was $4.75 (mint) and $0.15 (used).
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Posted 09/24/2010   10:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott 2007 value of Iran #53 (type 1) is $30.00 (mint) and $1.50 (used). So it's big difference with 1983 value in Scott. Daniel
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Posted 09/24/2010   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
well then tholath should be happy, this is one of the ones he is getting.
Very light hinge mark on back.
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Posted 09/24/2010   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redbus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott 2009 value for # 53 (Type 1) is $35.00 (Mint)and still $1.50 (Used).

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Posted 09/24/2010   2:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
cool.
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Posted 09/25/2010   02:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The original plates were used to produce counterfeits. The counterfeits outnumber the genuine stamps.

Fortunately, the counterfeiters retouched the plate before printing, so the counterfeits are fairly easy to ID.

Unfortunately, the stamp you show is a counterfeit. In the picture below, I've circled one of the easier to spot telltale signs. In the counterfeit, they retouched the lines of the right column so that there are 3 distinct lines. In the original, the right most line is much thicker, and as the lines approach the banner (see circled area), the other two lines fade away and are not clear at all. In your picture, the three lines are very clear.



[Note: I've simplified the explanation a little bit. If you examine the stamp under a magnifier, you will actually see a very light and spotty additional line or two. I've ignored those for the sake of simplicity.]
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Edited by khj - 09/25/2010 02:35 am
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Posted 09/27/2010   07:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
well, it appears that tholath may not be so lucky..
I believe a previous Persian stamp I posted was a counterfeit as well. the lady who had collected these must have gotten a packet full of them.
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Posted 09/27/2010   11:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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the lady who had collected these must have gotten a packet full of them.

The counterfeits of that era are so plentiful, I'm pretty sure just about everybody has a packetful somewhere. Even when I got through Iranian collections of that era, it's often a mixture of genuine/counterfeit, even WITHIN the same set!
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