Category Archives: Ebay, Delcampe and Co

Discussions of findings on ebay etc.

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┬áTranscaucasian 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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Overprints on the postal savings stamps

Genuine overprints on these stamps are quite rare. Only very small quantities of those were present in the stocks of the postal agencies – if at all. Genuine overprints exist, most of them are probably counter productions or made by … Continue reading

Posted in Ebay, Delcampe and Co, Forged, Framed Z, k60k, Mixed Ruble and Z, Ruble, Unframed Z | 1 Comment

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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Forged Covers

There are couple of sellers that operate from Armenia. Some of them had a lot of genuine material, some had mixed genuine and forged. Lately I encounter more frequently a certain kind of forged cancellations within their stocks (see a … Continue reading

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Digital Forgery?

I bought some lots on Delcampe that I thought looked promising. One item is this block of four. Here is the image the seller put on Delcampe. What do you think? I was in a hurry and made a bet, … Continue reading

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Overprints on Romanov and charity stamps

Some enthusiasts brought stamps of the Romanov and the charity set to Armenia and had them overprinted. Later forgers discovered that they like these stamps too. They are bigger and just look like more. Nowadays collectors often think likewise. Still, … Continue reading

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