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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Is this Perak overprint real?

 

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01 May 2023
09:13:32am
If so, it would be #28a. When I look at some others on the web, the overprint looks a bit different...mainly how letter align with those above and below. However, after some research of common fakes, none from Perak are mentioned. Any opinions?Image Not Found

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01 May 2023
11:08:36am
re: Is this Perak overprint real?

It looks good to me but I am not an expert.
My knowledge was gained from studying and then selling a large CW collection for friends. There were many issues from Malaya, States and Occupation so I did a lot of research.
I don't have a Scott but it looks like a SG#53, an issue of 1891. This an 1887-89 issue but with 'Perak' on top.

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1898

01 May 2023
01:09:49pm
re: Is this Perak overprint real?

My opinion:

Can you scan the reverse? Might be helpful!

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01 May 2023
01:13:55pm
re: Is this Perak overprint real?

1898....here you go!


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01 May 2023
01:16:58pm
re: Is this Perak overprint real?

If this is real, without a bar through the written amount, it catalogs in Scott as a 28a, unused value $215. Always a skeptic I am...especially since this came from an old album I picked up for about $20.

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01 May 2023
06:27:40pm
re: Is this Perak overprint real?

Looks like I wasted your time. I ran the reverse image you provided thru ImageSleuth but did not resolve anything.

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DaveSheridan
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01 May 2023
11:48:28pm
re: Is this Perak overprint real?

There's nothing to suggest this isn't genuine. As Michael said, it's SG53 and a lovely find. Get a certificate if you want to move it along, but that would be money well spent.

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02 May 2023
08:45:52am
re: Is this Perak overprint real?

Any suggestions for a certifier?

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12 May 2023
06:26:02pm
re: Is this Perak overprint real?

Curious as to other's thoughts. I will put this stamp in my online store. Scott CV is a bit over $200. I will likely price it at $50-$75. Seems like a certification would eat into that quite a bit. Or does a certification raise the market value significantly? I've never had one certified before.

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12 May 2023
08:10:25pm

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re: Is this Perak overprint real?

For sales within the US most people would want an APEX cert - info :

https://stamps.org/services/stamp-authen ...

It would take a big bite out of your sales price. As to how much it would add to sales price someone else will have to answer - my high end experience is mainly postal history and almost exclusively to specialized dealers with a diverse good customer base.

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13 May 2023
01:25:53am
re: Is this Perak overprint real?

And for sales outside the US, NOBODY would want an APEX cert.Winking

It's genuine in my opinion, and it's a nice thing, but it's not worth a certificate if you aim to sell it below $100. Put it out there and see what happens.

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bigcreekdad

01 May 2023
09:13:32am

If so, it would be #28a. When I look at some others on the web, the overprint looks a bit different...mainly how letter align with those above and below. However, after some research of common fakes, none from Perak are mentioned. Any opinions?Image Not Found

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londonbus1

01 May 2023
11:08:36am

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

It looks good to me but I am not an expert.
My knowledge was gained from studying and then selling a large CW collection for friends. There were many issues from Malaya, States and Occupation so I did a lot of research.
I don't have a Scott but it looks like a SG#53, an issue of 1891. This an 1887-89 issue but with 'Perak' on top.

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1898

01 May 2023
01:09:49pm

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

My opinion:

Can you scan the reverse? Might be helpful!

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bigcreekdad

01 May 2023
01:13:55pm

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

1898....here you go!


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bigcreekdad

01 May 2023
01:16:58pm

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

If this is real, without a bar through the written amount, it catalogs in Scott as a 28a, unused value $215. Always a skeptic I am...especially since this came from an old album I picked up for about $20.

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1898

01 May 2023
06:27:40pm

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

Looks like I wasted your time. I ran the reverse image you provided thru ImageSleuth but did not resolve anything.

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DaveSheridan

01 May 2023
11:48:28pm

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

There's nothing to suggest this isn't genuine. As Michael said, it's SG53 and a lovely find. Get a certificate if you want to move it along, but that would be money well spent.

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bigcreekdad

02 May 2023
08:45:52am

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

Any suggestions for a certifier?

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bigcreekdad

12 May 2023
06:26:02pm

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

Curious as to other's thoughts. I will put this stamp in my online store. Scott CV is a bit over $200. I will likely price it at $50-$75. Seems like a certification would eat into that quite a bit. Or does a certification raise the market value significantly? I've never had one certified before.

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In loving memory of Carol, my wife for 52 years.

12 May 2023
08:10:25pm

Approvals

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

For sales within the US most people would want an APEX cert - info :

https://stamps.org/services/stamp-authen ...

It would take a big bite out of your sales price. As to how much it would add to sales price someone else will have to answer - my high end experience is mainly postal history and almost exclusively to specialized dealers with a diverse good customer base.

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DaveSheridan

13 May 2023
01:25:53am

re: Is this Perak overprint real?

And for sales outside the US, NOBODY would want an APEX cert.Winking

It's genuine in my opinion, and it's a nice thing, but it's not worth a certificate if you aim to sell it below $100. Put it out there and see what happens.

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