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rjan
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26 Dec 2017
01:21:39pm
I have the new classic catalog and am attempting to clear up and put aside suspicious stamps. The 1918 Eagles of Albania are my current concern. Does anyone have a good source on checking real versus forgery? I extracted the following notes:

Varro Tyler (Focus on Forgeries -2000) has a Forgery/Genuine comparison for the 1917-18 Double Eagle issues of Scott 54-61, and Scott 62-68.

Summarizing...
• Plating to the 12 types is the gold standard.
• There are some 50 forgeries that have been found (wow! )
• The eagle is surrounded by small dots of color that are constant for each of the twelve types in the genuines. The most common counterfeits are clearly printed, and are not surrounded by dots around the eagle.
• The tips of the eagles feathers are often broken in the genuines, while in the common counterfeits, the eagle wing tips are not broken.
• Count the horizontal framelines between the thick outer and inner framelines. The genuines can vary with 5,6,or 7 frame lines, while the common forgeries have 6 framelines.
• The genuine lowest denomination "1 CTM" is printed as "1 CTS" in the common forgery.

I do not see any 'dots' of color on mine and all have the 6 horizontal lines, so I am tending to pull all and put into my forgery etc. stockbook.

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barryfe

02 Apr 2018
12:57:21pm
re: Albania Eagles

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Here are the 12 original positions.Good Luck Most copies in general collections are forgeries.

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rjan
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02 Apr 2018
07:02:19pm
re: Albania Eagles

Thanks for the response. I had left this dead issue at this site. It appears you have some expertise here. Do you know of any sources?

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barryfe

04 Apr 2018
04:34:49pm
re: Albania Eagles

Forgeries in general are one of my specialties. As I consolidated several worldwide collections into my master collection, starting with the letter "A", I researched forgeries as I went along.

Albania captivated my attention and I've spent way too much time and money on the many forgeries of Albania. The Phipps catalog (The Stamps and Posts of Albania and Epirus, 1878 to 1945) is the best reference, but there are many others.

Drop me a line(bfeddema at optonline.net) if you have further questions, or would like a couple more scans.


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rjan

26 Dec 2017
01:21:39pm

I have the new classic catalog and am attempting to clear up and put aside suspicious stamps. The 1918 Eagles of Albania are my current concern. Does anyone have a good source on checking real versus forgery? I extracted the following notes:

Varro Tyler (Focus on Forgeries -2000) has a Forgery/Genuine comparison for the 1917-18 Double Eagle issues of Scott 54-61, and Scott 62-68.

Summarizing...
• Plating to the 12 types is the gold standard.
• There are some 50 forgeries that have been found (wow! )
• The eagle is surrounded by small dots of color that are constant for each of the twelve types in the genuines. The most common counterfeits are clearly printed, and are not surrounded by dots around the eagle.
• The tips of the eagles feathers are often broken in the genuines, while in the common counterfeits, the eagle wing tips are not broken.
• Count the horizontal framelines between the thick outer and inner framelines. The genuines can vary with 5,6,or 7 frame lines, while the common forgeries have 6 framelines.
• The genuine lowest denomination "1 CTM" is printed as "1 CTS" in the common forgery.

I do not see any 'dots' of color on mine and all have the 6 horizontal lines, so I am tending to pull all and put into my forgery etc. stockbook.

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barryfe

02 Apr 2018
12:57:21pm

re: Albania Eagles

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Here are the 12 original positions.Good Luck Most copies in general collections are forgeries.

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rjan

02 Apr 2018
07:02:19pm

re: Albania Eagles

Thanks for the response. I had left this dead issue at this site. It appears you have some expertise here. Do you know of any sources?

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barryfe

04 Apr 2018
04:34:49pm

re: Albania Eagles

Forgeries in general are one of my specialties. As I consolidated several worldwide collections into my master collection, starting with the letter "A", I researched forgeries as I went along.

Albania captivated my attention and I've spent way too much time and money on the many forgeries of Albania. The Phipps catalog (The Stamps and Posts of Albania and Epirus, 1878 to 1945) is the best reference, but there are many others.

Drop me a line(bfeddema at optonline.net) if you have further questions, or would like a couple more scans.


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