Category Archives: Ebay, Delcampe and Co

Discussions of findings on ebay etc.

Raritan auction #66

A short comment to the current auction at Raritan. The Armenian stuff looks quite good. The got some interesting items. For example that one: This is one of the more difficult overprints. If the basic features (stamp itself) are ok, … Continue reading

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Forgeries at Cherrystone

Some of the most common overprint forgeries on the First Essayan Pictorial Issue can (again) be bought at Cherrystone. This forgery of the 35 Gold-kopeck overprint is quite crude and easily spotted. You can check here ¬†for my article with … Continue reading

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Forgeries with signatures are still Forgeries

It is no secret that most of the stamps from Armenia offered on eBay and Co. are forgeries. This lot is no exception. Let’s have a look at the stamps. All overprints are crude forgeries and the rectangular and star … Continue reading

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Unknown cancel fragments – on TSFSR stamps Part I

The stamps issued and used during the time of the¬†Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (1922 – 1936) are interesting because the cancels of the first republic saw further uses. Also, the bolshevists did not allow private dealers or other persons … Continue reading

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Corinphila Auction With Armenian Lots

The 173. Corinphila auction features a lot (in comparison) of Armenian items. Many of which come with short opinions made by me. Browse Armenian lots of the 173. Corinphila Auction Lot 823 shows a genuine (in my opinion) overprint on … Continue reading

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Forged Overprints on Reprints

Currently on Delcampe: 10 lots offered by the same seller sharing a common flaw – the stamps are reprints and the overprints are all fake. A rather strong self-confidence probably in conjunction with ignorance of the details of the stamps … Continue reading

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Nice and typical example of one of the easier to spot unframed Z forgeries

The shape of the unframed “Z” is very typical and once you know it, quite easy to spot. Enjoy this forgery offered on Delcampe for meager 72 Euro. Dead giveaway: both handles are tilting down facing the floor.

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