Monthly Archives: August 2010

Typical forgery type: “tilted framed Z”

This is one of the common forgeries of the framed Z overprint. While Ceresa distinguishes between several subclasses, for basic checking its enough to know: every thing that looks like this is fake. The whole Z inside the frame tilts … Continue reading

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Ugliest Forgery Ever

Right now on ebay. That just looks so very wrong. There are 3 types of forgeries. Crude forgeries. Just like the example above. Once you have seen the genuine thing, you will never be fooled by this. Still a problem … Continue reading

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Nice find – upside down on early k60k overprint

When searching for some other thing I stumbled upon this multiple. Something was wrong. I had to look several times but then I spotted it. The first k60k hand stamps was applied upside down. This is quite rare for this … Continue reading

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Rare Second Essayan Multiple

This item just sold for about $100. From the weak print its already apparent, that this is not from the original printing, but from the reprints. Also, tete-beches are not possible within the original printing, since one design was used … 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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You can make a lot of money with fakes…

Again, all basic items are fake. The overprints are crude. They not even look like theĀ  genuine ones. Still there are buyers that do not hesitate to shell out more then $200! I know how hard it is, when you … Continue reading

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