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Europe/Other : Netherlands 3b is it a forgery ?

 

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snowy12
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09 Apr 2013
02:03:25am

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Hi All
I came across this in a bulk lot,which is why I think it's a fake or forgery .It has full gum.
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09 Apr 2013
03:19:34am

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re: Netherlands 3b is it a forgery ?

First impression is that it looks quite good. In fact, it almost looks too good to be true: mint condition, good margins...
Apart from that, as far as I know there has not been much forgery of early Dutch issues. At least not as much as early Japan, German States, Spain or Argentina, just to name a few notorious countries that were "treated" by well-known stampforgers like Spiro, de Sperati and Fournier.

What I did notice is that the image looks a bit rasterized. Is that due to the scanning or is it in fact visible on the stamp itself? You can also check for a watermark that should be visible.

If real, it is a very good find. And if you are convinced it is a fake, you can always put it in an envelope and send it to me ;-)

Jan-Simon

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snowy12
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09 Apr 2013
05:51:38am

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re: Netherlands 3b is it a forgery ?

Hi Jansimon
I have checked and cannot see a watermark and the image is made up of tiny dots even in the margins .

Brian

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09 Apr 2013
06:17:12am

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re: Netherlands 3b is it a forgery ?

In that case, this stamp appears to be printed through a photographure process, which is a modern way of reproducing the original which is engraved.
See the picture below.
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Furthermore you should be able to find a watermark showing a small posthorn.
In other words, the stamp you found is probably a fake.

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09 Apr 2013
07:05:23am

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re: Netherlands 3b is it a forgery ?

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Yes I had a sneaky feeling it was too good to be true.I will just have to pay for my holiday with visa
Brian

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snowy12

09 Apr 2013
02:03:25am

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Hi All
I came across this in a bulk lot,which is why I think it's a fake or forgery .It has full gum.
Image Not Found

Brian

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Jansimon

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09 Apr 2013
03:19:34am

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re: Netherlands 3b is it a forgery ?

First impression is that it looks quite good. In fact, it almost looks too good to be true: mint condition, good margins...
Apart from that, as far as I know there has not been much forgery of early Dutch issues. At least not as much as early Japan, German States, Spain or Argentina, just to name a few notorious countries that were "treated" by well-known stampforgers like Spiro, de Sperati and Fournier.

What I did notice is that the image looks a bit rasterized. Is that due to the scanning or is it in fact visible on the stamp itself? You can also check for a watermark that should be visible.

If real, it is a very good find. And if you are convinced it is a fake, you can always put it in an envelope and send it to me ;-)

Jan-Simon

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snowy12

09 Apr 2013
05:51:38am

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re: Netherlands 3b is it a forgery ?

Hi Jansimon
I have checked and cannot see a watermark and the image is made up of tiny dots even in the margins .

Brian

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Jansimon

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09 Apr 2013
06:17:12am

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re: Netherlands 3b is it a forgery ?

In that case, this stamp appears to be printed through a photographure process, which is a modern way of reproducing the original which is engraved.
See the picture below.
Image Not Found

Furthermore you should be able to find a watermark showing a small posthorn.
In other words, the stamp you found is probably a fake.

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09 Apr 2013
07:05:23am

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re: Netherlands 3b is it a forgery ?

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Yes I had a sneaky feeling it was too good to be true.I will just have to pay for my holiday with visa
Brian

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