Category Archives: Forged

for posts that discuss forgeries and faked stuff

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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Recently on ebay

The seller is an experienced professional doing expertising for Tanu Tuva and, if I am not mistaken, for some of the Russian stamps. He got advanced knowledge of the stamps of Armenia, but I guess he is more of a … Continue reading

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Hello again – an old “friend” visits

A while ago I wrote about an item that was offered at Cherrystone. See here for details:  A real rarity … really? Cherrystone withdraw the item and apologized. Now the owner took the item to a different auction house. The 32. … Continue reading

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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 of the Fiscal Overprint on the Paris Issue stamps

The so called Paris issue or Chassepot issue (the name of the printing works in Paris) was never brought into use since once it arrived in Erevan, the Armenian communist had taken over and the Dashnaks who ordered this issue … 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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Forged items at pro auctions – a small update

I do not check every auction for forged items. But sometimes I do and often I send them a mail. Of course this is not always met with enthusiasm. Especially, when the items are already on the internet listing. And sometimes … Continue reading

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