Category Archives: Forged

for posts that discuss forgeries and faked stuff

Fake item at Raritan

A blog reader asked my about my opinion regarding this item currently offered at Raritan. This looks like a typical official document. The Etchmiadzin cancel shows a date stamp reading (most likely) 4.8.22. I am always skeptical when seeing these … Continue reading

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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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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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Fake Cancels – Some Examples

While browsing a collection a dealer sent me to check I found a couple of forged Erivan cancellations. It is always useful to have some examples in order to train the eye and for comparison. Type 1 Erivan 30 9 … Continue reading

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Forged cover on ebay

A reader of my blog sent my the link to an auction with the question what I think of that item. So let us take a look.  The seller uses a low starting price – which is a bit strange. But … Continue reading

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Thoughts about new lots at Raritan

The current auction (#68) at Raritan lists some lots from Armenia. While the some (e.g. the pictorial color proofs) look genuine, there are others which are outright fake or dubious. The framed Z on 1 Kopek should always be examined … Continue reading

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