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SForgCa
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12 Jun 2019
09:14:50am
Hello
Long time collector of pre 1950 and classics (forgeries included).
Mainly Europe and Asia (China, Japan) and some specific Cinderellas
Maybe I can add some info and get some in return - new to forums
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Ron
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vinman
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12 Jun 2019
12:47:56pm
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Welcome to the club Ron!

Vince

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Cactusjack
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12 Jun 2019
03:53:36pm
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Welcome to Stamporama Ron.

Jim

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pigdoc
12 Jun 2019
03:54:36pm
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Yes, welcome!

Forgeries is an area that deserves more coverage and study!

To me, your avatar looks like a forgery.

I have minor collections of forgeries of Danish West Indies, the La GuairĂ¡/Puerto Cabello/St Thomas private post and the Wells Fargo Pony Express private post. All of these are fairly easy to distinguish, and I just gather them as study material, paying accordingly. That is, not too much!

-Paul

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rjan
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12 Jun 2019
08:13:55pm
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Forgeries is a key area for anyone at intermediate level of beyond. I use the Serrane Guide, clipped articles from publications; and web inquiries to accumulate notes and THE KEY illustrations to help discern friend from foe. I keep a separate binder of those I have ucovered. I would love to see side-by-sides, with notes where applicable in this space.

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SForgCa
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12 Jun 2019
08:38:36pm
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pigdoc
My avatar is the unique forgery of the Spain 1850 issue
Spain is one of a few countries where forgeries can attract very high bids on auctions
Every Spanish stamp issued between 1850 and at least 1930 has been forged, some a dozen or more times.
The avatar also has other unique features
It is the first POSTAL forgery detected
Only one of the original 500 printed survived, it sold on auction for $75,000 making it the most valuable Spanish "stamp"

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pigdoc
13 Jun 2019
12:45:08pm
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rjan, here's a slightly edited cross-posting from another SOR topic:

Stagecoach mail

A Pony Express stamp, and its counterfeit:
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The fakes are obvious from a mile away if you look at the differences in the "WELLS, FARGO & CO" lettering.
The genuine stamp on the left might have a faked cancellation. This series of stamps is fun and easy to plate, also. I've enjoyed plating Pony Express stamps offered on eBay, just for the exercise, not intending to own them.

Scott Trepel's booklet, Wells, Fargo & Company 1861 Pony Express Issues is a great reference. You can find downloads on the web.

-Paul

PS, I invite Ron to start a new topic on forgeries and their identification, so we don't bury this material in an Intro message.



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SForgCa
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13 Jun 2019
08:02:01pm
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PS, I invite Ron to start a new topic on forgeries and their identification, so we don't bury this material in an Intro message.

When this happens (soon), I "may" have a "few" to provide

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