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United States/BOB & Other : Guam overprints

 

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Harvey
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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!

24 May 2020
05:42:57pm
Is there an easy way to tell the fake GUAM overprint from the Real McCoy or is another case of "don't buy without a certificate"? Can anyone out there show me a picture of the real overprint next to a fake?
Addition: The stamps I'm referring to are Guam #1 - #13 which are overprinted GUAM on US stamps issued just before 1900. I see them on line and would really like to know if it is possible to tell whether they are genuine or one of many forgeries. I have similar stamps from all the other US protectorates of this time period but these are a bit more expensive, hence prone to fakes. Can anyone offer advice?
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bluparrot

27 May 2020
01:28:40pm
re: Guam overprints

You can search the PF database of certificates to see both genuine and fakes.
http://pfsearch.org/pfsearch/

-Les

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Harvey
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27 May 2020
02:03:03pm
re: Guam overprints

Thanks for that. I used your link and did a search for Guam and the thing I noticed is how crisp the overprints appear, a lot of the ones on line are much wore blurred. I also noticed the type of font that was used and I'll watch for that as well. Not perfect, but it helps. Does anyone out there have some valid, or fake ones, they would be willing to share? Thanks again for the reply!

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
24 May 2020
05:42:57pm

Is there an easy way to tell the fake GUAM overprint from the Real McCoy or is another case of "don't buy without a certificate"? Can anyone out there show me a picture of the real overprint next to a fake?
Addition: The stamps I'm referring to are Guam #1 - #13 which are overprinted GUAM on US stamps issued just before 1900. I see them on line and would really like to know if it is possible to tell whether they are genuine or one of many forgeries. I have similar stamps from all the other US protectorates of this time period but these are a bit more expensive, hence prone to fakes. Can anyone offer advice?

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"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there - George Burns"
bluparrot

27 May 2020
01:28:40pm

re: Guam overprints

You can search the PF database of certificates to see both genuine and fakes.
http://pfsearch.org/pfsearch/

-Les

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
27 May 2020
02:03:03pm

re: Guam overprints

Thanks for that. I used your link and did a search for Guam and the thing I noticed is how crisp the overprints appear, a lot of the ones on line are much wore blurred. I also noticed the type of font that was used and I'll watch for that as well. Not perfect, but it helps. Does anyone out there have some valid, or fake ones, they would be willing to share? Thanks again for the reply!

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