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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!

09 Oct 2021
02:33:24pm
I was thinking about bidding on a Guam overprint ( the U. S. era ) on E-Bay and then decided I should check out what the fakes look like first. I have one ( #10 ) that I picked up from someone I really trust. The overprint is very crisp and sharp but the fake overprints appear to be a bit sloppy and smudged. Is there another way to tell, size for example, or do they just not look as good? They are quite expensive so a little advice wouldn't hurt, does anyone have any? I know I could insist on a certificate, but that gets a bit expensive.
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1898

29 Aug 2022
05:12:51pm
re: Guam overprints

Please scan images front and revese.

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18 May 2023
04:36:42pm
re: Guam overprints

I tried this once before and didn't really get anywhere, time for one last try! I have two, supposedly real, Guam overprints. Does anyone know any way to tell the real overprints from the slew of fakes out there? You see quite a few on E-Bay but I wonder what percentage are fake - probably most!

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1898

18 May 2023
05:46:42pm
re: Guam overprints

Please Please scan front and reverse and show us.

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18 May 2023
06:06:56pm
re: Guam overprints

"Please Please scan front and reverse and show us."


No need to do that. I just want to know if anyone out there knows how to tell a fake overprint from the real one. I have no access to a scanner and if I absolutely need a scan I ask a friend to do it for me and there is no real need in this case.
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1898

18 May 2023
08:02:29pm
re: Guam overprints

A good readable clear scan of the front and reverse would help a great deal!

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michael78651

18 May 2023
11:09:29pm
re: Guam overprints

The Serrane Guide states that comparison of a known genuine overprint with the suspect overprint is necessary.

Also, faked overprints were sometimes applied on used stamps. In this instance, if you can tell that the overprint is on top of the cancellation, then it may be a fake. Still, comparison is necessary.

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
09 Oct 2021
02:33:24pm

I was thinking about bidding on a Guam overprint ( the U. S. era ) on E-Bay and then decided I should check out what the fakes look like first. I have one ( #10 ) that I picked up from someone I really trust. The overprint is very crisp and sharp but the fake overprints appear to be a bit sloppy and smudged. Is there another way to tell, size for example, or do they just not look as good? They are quite expensive so a little advice wouldn't hurt, does anyone have any? I know I could insist on a certificate, but that gets a bit expensive.

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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"
1898

29 Aug 2022
05:12:51pm

re: Guam overprints

Please scan images front and revese.

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
18 May 2023
04:36:42pm

re: Guam overprints

I tried this once before and didn't really get anywhere, time for one last try! I have two, supposedly real, Guam overprints. Does anyone know any way to tell the real overprints from the slew of fakes out there? You see quite a few on E-Bay but I wonder what percentage are fake - probably most!

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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"
1898

18 May 2023
05:46:42pm

re: Guam overprints

Please Please scan front and reverse and show us.

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
18 May 2023
06:06:56pm

re: Guam overprints

"Please Please scan front and reverse and show us."


No need to do that. I just want to know if anyone out there knows how to tell a fake overprint from the real one. I have no access to a scanner and if I absolutely need a scan I ask a friend to do it for me and there is no real need in this case.
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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"
1898

18 May 2023
08:02:29pm

re: Guam overprints

A good readable clear scan of the front and reverse would help a great deal!

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michael78651

18 May 2023
11:09:29pm

re: Guam overprints

The Serrane Guide states that comparison of a known genuine overprint with the suspect overprint is necessary.

Also, faked overprints were sometimes applied on used stamps. In this instance, if you can tell that the overprint is on top of the cancellation, then it may be a fake. Still, comparison is necessary.

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