Author Archives: Stefan

Forgeries on ebay

I do not often browse the ebay listings anymore. While you can find genuine material, it takes browsing through an overwhelming amount of forgeries and uninteresting stuff. Here some highlights of the bad kind. All cancels fake. Most of the … Continue reading

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Crude Forgery – Postcard with added stamps

A reader sent me this picture of the latest work of the forgers. Not nice. And the card is wasted too. This card is listed at newauction.ru and got a price tag of 1.500 rubles. I guess this is one … Continue reading

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The 100r HH overprint on an unperforated 5 Ruble stamp – more examples

The discussion about the stamp brought two more scans from blog readers. Here is an example in a rather grayish ink. All characteristics of the genuine overprint are present. I think this overprint is genuine.   Here is the scan of … Continue reading

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The 100r HH overprint on an unperforated 5 Ruble stamp – a rare combination

Recently I did an opinion for a stamp which is now in the Corinphila auction: This is a rare stamp. Other collectors know this too and one wrote me when he saw the stamp listed at the auction. Included within … Continue reading

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Cover with doubtful Erivan d cancel at Raritan

This cover is being offered at the current Raritan auction. When the stamp is placed so clean and nice away from the text I am always curios: was it added later? Because the scan is really low res I will … Continue reading

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Fake Cover at Feldman Auctions Nov/Dec 2016

Once and again Armenian items find their way in large auctions. Here is an example of a cover in the current David Feldman auction:   While the cancel looks nice and clean (it is fake too) the 100r HH ruble overprint … Continue reading

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Corrected Overprints

When stamps got overprinted by hand errors or mistakes occur. I think about mistakes that are not what Ashford/Tchilinghirian describe as “human factor”, like: more or less pressure, angle variations, different mixtures or more or less diluted inks used. I … Continue reading

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