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khj
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17 Mar 2015
05:27:54pm
For the right-side forgeries:

Crete: circle above "10" is incomplete

Romania: hyphen missing in "ROMANIA-POSTA"

Honduras: I'm not convinced the left side stamp is genuine, the base of the mountain is not touching the right tower

US: the "S" in "WASHINGTON" is larger than the rest of the letters

I'm open to correction.

Nice thread idea!
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khj
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17 Mar 2015
05:59:42pm
re: Name That Forgery

I'll sit out the next round to give others an opportunity...

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nigelc
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17 Mar 2015
09:43:01pm
re: Name That Forgery

Hi nl1947,

It's always nice to see Crete stamps here on StampoRama!

Both the two examples of British Post Offices in Crete stamps in your original post are genuine. I guess this will come as a surprise to many members.Happy

The stamp on the right is from the only position in any of the 10 or 20 parades transfers to have the incomplete circle that later became familiar in the many forgeries of this issue.


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khj
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17 Mar 2015
10:05:12pm
re: Name That Forgery

Great correction info, Nigel!

I think you actually mentioned this elsewhere once; I completely forgot about it!

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nigelc
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18 Mar 2015
09:26:49am
re: Name That Forgery

Hi nl1947,

These stamps were printed using transfers each of ten positions that were repeated across the sheet.

The genuine stamp with the broken circle occurs in the fifth position of the second (and final) transfer of the 10 parades design and this transfer was only used for the brown stamps (unlike the first transfer which was used for printing both blue and brown stamps).

The positions (types) can be identified by constant flaws in the design.

This exception to the broken circle rule is characterised by having both (1) the broken circle and (2) a clear break in the meander in the right-hand border next to the K of ERAKLEIOU.

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Soundcrest
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27 Mar 2015
07:37:39am

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re: Name That Forgery

I wish I was good at identifying forgeries. I have a lot of "questionable" stamps that I don't even list for sale because they may be forgeries. I usually send them to a guy who has been in the business for more years than I (and I started in 1981) and he is pretty good at identifying them. Sometimes hes wrong as well, but as they say, these things happen

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