Category Archives: First Erivan

Dubious cancels and overprints again

I have already written about stamps and covers being offered from Armenia that wear forged cancels. Right now on Delcampe are more of these. While the pictures are not really good and therefore its not easy to be absolutely sure, … Continue reading

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Working with the ARTAR Catalog – Odds and Errors : Part 8

The forgeries of the stamps of the Erivan pictorial issue are normally not too hard to detect, but sometimes, one slips through. Happened on page 184. The giveaway is the broken socket of the stone in the lower right corner. … Continue reading

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Reprints

Another dangerous field. Of all the pictorial issues exist reprints which differ from the genuine stamps and are just fakes. Here an example. The stamp would be rare and interesting, if this were the real issue. The seller writes in … Continue reading

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Dangerous: Genuine stamp, but faked overprint

This time the stamp is genuine. However, both, overprint and Romeko signature are fake. The genuine Romeko signature is clear and not so smudged. The genuine overprint on these set comes generally in two types, normally in black, but red, … Continue reading

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Ebay Lot with JR Stolow Signature

All these stamps were offered by the same seller. It is interesting to see that the same house mark (J. & R. STOLOW) – which is NOT an expertizing mark – is on stamps with genuine looking overprints as well … Continue reading

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