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Europe/Other : Denmark #1 forgery

 

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pigdoc

24 Jun 2021
06:27:13pm
Offered up on eBay, "as is", by a reputable seller:
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Referencing the 1980 book dedicated to the Denmark 2 RBS, by Sten Christensen, this one is quite obvious with a mis-shaped "2", and the lack of a "stop" (or, period) after SKILLING.

There are probably other anomalies, but I didn't really need to know more to make a decision to NOT bid on this one.

Goes off 3 hours from now, 26 bids, up to $102 on a catalog value of $1000.

Forgeries of this issue are numerous, with at least 15 different types known.

-Paul
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25 Jun 2021
05:37:57pm

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re: Denmark #1 forgery

Just by looking at the posthorn will let you know how poorly made this fake is.
It is amazing that someone is willing to pay over a 100 bucks for such a piece of junk.

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25 Jun 2021
05:47:24pm

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to their defense: if you have money to spend and only a basic catalogue, I suppose you might be tempted to go for it, especially if it is at less than 10% of c.v. On the other hand, the saying is that if something is too good to be true, it most often is not true.

I would not know how to distinguish a real #1 from a forgery, but frankly I do not really care as I do not have the financial means to buy such stamps, so why bother.

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Harvey

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25 Jun 2021
06:37:40pm
re: Denmark #1 forgery

I'll play devil's advocate a bit as well. If someone just decided to seriously collect Denmark they might see this stamp selling at about 10% CV as too good to pass up. My guess is that whoever does buy this stamp will not know it's a fake and gladly stick it in their collection. Which is how so many fakes end up on the market when collections are sold. I try to be very careful, as I'm sure most of you do, but I bet all of us have fakes in our collection. I have a couple pages in my early Poland album area with the following written (in pencil) comment: "reproductions abound for this series". Of course, I refuse to pay much for these stamps!
Comment on E-Bay: I was looking for a few early Ireland stamps a while ago and saw a few with very reasonable prices. And then I looked at the quoted shipping prices! OMG!!!

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pigdoc

24 Jun 2021
06:27:13pm

Offered up on eBay, "as is", by a reputable seller:
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Referencing the 1980 book dedicated to the Denmark 2 RBS, by Sten Christensen, this one is quite obvious with a mis-shaped "2", and the lack of a "stop" (or, period) after SKILLING.

There are probably other anomalies, but I didn't really need to know more to make a decision to NOT bid on this one.

Goes off 3 hours from now, 26 bids, up to $102 on a catalog value of $1000.

Forgeries of this issue are numerous, with at least 15 different types known.

-Paul

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25 Jun 2021
05:37:57pm

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re: Denmark #1 forgery

Just by looking at the posthorn will let you know how poorly made this fake is.
It is amazing that someone is willing to pay over a 100 bucks for such a piece of junk.

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Jansimon

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25 Jun 2021
05:47:24pm

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re: Denmark #1 forgery

to their defense: if you have money to spend and only a basic catalogue, I suppose you might be tempted to go for it, especially if it is at less than 10% of c.v. On the other hand, the saying is that if something is too good to be true, it most often is not true.

I would not know how to distinguish a real #1 from a forgery, but frankly I do not really care as I do not have the financial means to buy such stamps, so why bother.

Jan-Simon

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Harvey

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25 Jun 2021
06:37:40pm

re: Denmark #1 forgery

I'll play devil's advocate a bit as well. If someone just decided to seriously collect Denmark they might see this stamp selling at about 10% CV as too good to pass up. My guess is that whoever does buy this stamp will not know it's a fake and gladly stick it in their collection. Which is how so many fakes end up on the market when collections are sold. I try to be very careful, as I'm sure most of you do, but I bet all of us have fakes in our collection. I have a couple pages in my early Poland album area with the following written (in pencil) comment: "reproductions abound for this series". Of course, I refuse to pay much for these stamps!
Comment on E-Bay: I was looking for a few early Ireland stamps a while ago and saw a few with very reasonable prices. And then I looked at the quoted shipping prices! OMG!!!

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