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londonbus1
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10 Dec 2014
03:17:57pm
Carrying on from Philatelia's thread about 'fun' collections, this one is mine. Not collected to deceive or cheat anyone, not collected to fill any nagging gaps in my stamp albums....only collected for the fun. I don't do research (their isn't much info anyway, for the most part), I don't flyspeck or check perfs and I definitely do not spend a ton of cash.
Some are not cheap, some are quality printings and many are not. The range is extensive, very good to downright hilarious. I will attempt to show both ends !!

Frowned upon by many and often discussed in an unpleasant manner, they are nonetheless very colourful and hugely entertaining.

I don't go out of my way to find them, most often they find me. I don't make them myself and I prefer it if they have 'Faux' or some similar term printed on the reverse.
I only add to this album a reproduction that is only that, and not part of a larger sheet with text or ornaments. The only exception is if the reproduction is on a larger sheet of plain card or paper....but blank with ONLY the reproduction.
I prefer if the repro has perforations and\or gum, preferably both. But like any oddball collector, what arrives goes in the album. Imperfs gratefully received so to speak. Of course if that's how the original came......then not a problem.

I prefer if it's in the same colour but it still gets a place if it isn't. Sometimes one can find many colours of a stamp that was originally in only one colour !!
I do not knowingly put into the album an Imperf that has been cut from a Miniature or Souvenir sheet. If I later find out that an item I have is a 'cut-out' then it gets kicked out ! I have to draw the line somewhere !!
Minor changes to the original are accepted in most cases, if tastefully done. A moustache on the Queens portait does not count as a minor change and will be discarded to the fantasy collection !

My 'FUN' collection....REPRODUCTIONS !

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Lots more to come. Please feel free to add any reproductions you may have here on this thread. Always nice to see......just for fun of course !

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10 Dec 2014
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Here's one of several of these I have Pomeroy Express.I haven't done any investigating into the company. They were just part of my "locomotive" collection.
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11 Dec 2014
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Nice one snowy ! I would think that a majority of US locals have been reproduced at one time or another.

I think I might have a few lying around.

Let's see some more folks!

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11 Dec 2014
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11 Dec 2014
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Just curious: How can you tell that the Guernsey occupation stamps are forgeries? Maybe the "clean" roulettes? My copies of the same stamps seem to be semi-rouletted/perforated. Mine also seem to be a bit sharper/less "fuzzy," but that could just be my imagination. The 2 1/2p forgery seems to be a bit less intense in colour.

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21 Jan 2017
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After more than 2 years........some additions to the (long forgotten) thread !

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21 Jan 2017
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A nice find in 2016 ! Thumbs Up

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21 Jan 2017
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"I definitely do not spend a ton of cash."



Hm. I'm jealous of those GVI swastika overprints, which I always thought cost at least a ton of cash! By all means point me to some cheap source of same.Winking

The outfit "Rushstamps" of the UK likes to sell repro and non-catalogue variety stamps and will do so right up to the edge of fair dealing. I got the Guernsey repro set from them, and the ubiquitous 'Theresienstadt' label (in a block of 6!).

The item below has been cropping up for decades now, in an overpriced joblot of worthless Polish stamps, where the vendors suggest it 'may not be genuine'.

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22 Jan 2017
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"Hm. I'm jealous of those GVI swastika overprints, which I always thought cost at least a ton of cash! By all means point me to some cheap source of same."



As I said, they are reproductions and came at a cost of around $3. They came from a guy on ebay, if I remember correctly, who had lots of reproductions that were very popular and always had bids on everything. Others must like them too ! Winking

Here's a couple more, 1 from him and one other.....

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"The item below has been cropping up for decades now, in an overpriced joblot of worthless Polish stamps, where the vendors suggest it 'may not be genuine'.
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From a Brighton dealer if memory is correct ! Still, a nice reproduction just right for this 'Fun Collection' ! Big Grin

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27 Jan 2017
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A couple more whilst I am sucking my thumbs ! Winking

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17 Aug 2018
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Here's my page of reproductions .Easy to tell they are not genuine as there is no hyphen between Neu & Guinea,bit harder on the higher values though.
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24 Jun 2022
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It's been a while !

Here are some repros of the Palestine Mandate issues. Printed at the request of Mr.Arafat ! Surprise

Complete with Jubilee line !

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25 Jun 2022
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Reproductions of the 1945 Duchess of Gloucester fund-raising labels (Australia).

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25 Jun 2022
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I would give a body part to have those “1945 Duchess of Gloucester fund-raising labels,” assuming I still have the body part, but I couldn’t the originals or reproductions of those labels online anywhere! They would fit nicely into my oligarchs medicine collection and exhibit.

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26 Jun 2022
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re: My 'FUN' collection - Reproductions !

"It's been a while !
Here are some repros of the Palestine Mandate issues. Printed at the request of Mr.Arafat ! Surprise
Complete with Jubilee line !
"



I am a bit puzzled as to what purpose these reproductions may have served?

Other than the notably poor print quality, and colours that are not quite right, especially the 500m which should be scarlet, they seem to be fairly close copies of the originals.

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26 Jun 2022
04:23:22am
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"I would give a body part to have those “1945 Duchess of Gloucester fund-raising labels,” assuming I still have the body part, but I couldn’t the originals or reproductions of those labels online anywhere! They would fit nicely into my oligarchs medicine collection and exhibit"



I have a spare set if you want it. Happy

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londonbus1
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26 Jun 2022
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"I am a bit puzzled as to what purpose these reproductions may have served?"




Clive, these were used as a propaganda tool during the ongoing conflict with Israel. Most were overprinted with such words as "Israelis for a free Palestine" etc.

I managed to pick up one set in blocks of 4 all with different overprints but they were in limited supply so not cheap. But I was surprised by the quality. They are also a bit larger than the originals. My guess, and it is only that, is that Arafat had them ordered from the Bundesdruckerie in Berlin and had them overprinted locally in Ramallah. At the time, the Palestinian Authority stamps came from Berlin.
I haven't seen many around in recent years but when they do come up, they are not cheap !!

Anyway here is an example with the overprints, of which there are many.

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26 Jun 2022
08:55:33am
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Too Goo To BE True! (TGTBT)

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A page out of my collection of "genuine" forgeries and "honest" reprints. These are obviously done on a laser color priter! Other items in the book are by Spiro, Fournier and others.

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26 Jun 2022
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You’re right, LB, what a FUN collection! That’s one way to have “copies” of the classics to enjoy. :-). SPIFFY!

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Probably a dozen years or so give or take a seller on ebay was selling reproductions ..i decided to bid and this is a sample of what i received. O.K. he got me on this one...not one of my favorites in the fun collection. I would be interested to learn if anyone else knew of this person or possibly purchased from him if they would admit it.Image Not Found

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26 Jun 2022
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"Clive, these were used as a propaganda tool during the ongoing conflict with Israel. Most were overprinted with such words as "Israelis for a free Palestine" etc.

I managed to pick up one set in blocks of 4 all with different overprints but they were in limited supply so not cheap. But I was surprised by the quality. They are also a bit larger than the originals. My guess, and it is only that, is that Arafat had them ordered from the Bundesdruckerie in Berlin and had them overprinted locally in Ramallah. At the time, the Palestinian Authority stamps came from Berlin.
I haven't seen many around in recent years but when they do come up, they are not cheap !!

Anyway here is an example with the overprints, of which there are many.
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LB,

Thanks very much for the response. I will have to look out for some of those.
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26 Jun 2022
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Philb......I might have a few of those. But where they came from ? Too long ago to remember. I will check tomorrow.

In the meantime, more fun stuff !! Big Grin

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10 Dec 2014
03:17:57pm

Carrying on from Philatelia's thread about 'fun' collections, this one is mine. Not collected to deceive or cheat anyone, not collected to fill any nagging gaps in my stamp albums....only collected for the fun. I don't do research (their isn't much info anyway, for the most part), I don't flyspeck or check perfs and I definitely do not spend a ton of cash.
Some are not cheap, some are quality printings and many are not. The range is extensive, very good to downright hilarious. I will attempt to show both ends !!

Frowned upon by many and often discussed in an unpleasant manner, they are nonetheless very colourful and hugely entertaining.

I don't go out of my way to find them, most often they find me. I don't make them myself and I prefer it if they have 'Faux' or some similar term printed on the reverse.
I only add to this album a reproduction that is only that, and not part of a larger sheet with text or ornaments. The only exception is if the reproduction is on a larger sheet of plain card or paper....but blank with ONLY the reproduction.
I prefer if the repro has perforations and\or gum, preferably both. But like any oddball collector, what arrives goes in the album. Imperfs gratefully received so to speak. Of course if that's how the original came......then not a problem.

I prefer if it's in the same colour but it still gets a place if it isn't. Sometimes one can find many colours of a stamp that was originally in only one colour !!
I do not knowingly put into the album an Imperf that has been cut from a Miniature or Souvenir sheet. If I later find out that an item I have is a 'cut-out' then it gets kicked out ! I have to draw the line somewhere !!
Minor changes to the original are accepted in most cases, if tastefully done. A moustache on the Queens portait does not count as a minor change and will be discarded to the fantasy collection !

My 'FUN' collection....REPRODUCTIONS !

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Lots more to come. Please feel free to add any reproductions you may have here on this thread. Always nice to see......just for fun of course !

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Nice one snowy ! I would think that a majority of US locals have been reproduced at one time or another.

I think I might have a few lying around.

Let's see some more folks!

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Just curious: How can you tell that the Guernsey occupation stamps are forgeries? Maybe the "clean" roulettes? My copies of the same stamps seem to be semi-rouletted/perforated. Mine also seem to be a bit sharper/less "fuzzy," but that could just be my imagination. The 2 1/2p forgery seems to be a bit less intense in colour.

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A nice find in 2016 ! Thumbs Up

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"I definitely do not spend a ton of cash."



Hm. I'm jealous of those GVI swastika overprints, which I always thought cost at least a ton of cash! By all means point me to some cheap source of same.Winking

The outfit "Rushstamps" of the UK likes to sell repro and non-catalogue variety stamps and will do so right up to the edge of fair dealing. I got the Guernsey repro set from them, and the ubiquitous 'Theresienstadt' label (in a block of 6!).

The item below has been cropping up for decades now, in an overpriced joblot of worthless Polish stamps, where the vendors suggest it 'may not be genuine'.

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22 Jan 2017
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re: My 'FUN' collection - Reproductions !

"Hm. I'm jealous of those GVI swastika overprints, which I always thought cost at least a ton of cash! By all means point me to some cheap source of same."



As I said, they are reproductions and came at a cost of around $3. They came from a guy on ebay, if I remember correctly, who had lots of reproductions that were very popular and always had bids on everything. Others must like them too ! Winking

Here's a couple more, 1 from him and one other.....

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"The item below has been cropping up for decades now, in an overpriced joblot of worthless Polish stamps, where the vendors suggest it 'may not be genuine'.
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From a Brighton dealer if memory is correct ! Still, a nice reproduction just right for this 'Fun Collection' ! Big Grin

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Here's my page of reproductions .Easy to tell they are not genuine as there is no hyphen between Neu & Guinea,bit harder on the higher values though.
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It's been a while !

Here are some repros of the Palestine Mandate issues. Printed at the request of Mr.Arafat ! Surprise

Complete with Jubilee line !

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I would give a body part to have those “1945 Duchess of Gloucester fund-raising labels,” assuming I still have the body part, but I couldn’t the originals or reproductions of those labels online anywhere! They would fit nicely into my oligarchs medicine collection and exhibit.

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re: My 'FUN' collection - Reproductions !

"It's been a while !
Here are some repros of the Palestine Mandate issues. Printed at the request of Mr.Arafat ! Surprise
Complete with Jubilee line !
"



I am a bit puzzled as to what purpose these reproductions may have served?

Other than the notably poor print quality, and colours that are not quite right, especially the 500m which should be scarlet, they seem to be fairly close copies of the originals.

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"I would give a body part to have those “1945 Duchess of Gloucester fund-raising labels,” assuming I still have the body part, but I couldn’t the originals or reproductions of those labels online anywhere! They would fit nicely into my oligarchs medicine collection and exhibit"



I have a spare set if you want it. Happy

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"I am a bit puzzled as to what purpose these reproductions may have served?"




Clive, these were used as a propaganda tool during the ongoing conflict with Israel. Most were overprinted with such words as "Israelis for a free Palestine" etc.

I managed to pick up one set in blocks of 4 all with different overprints but they were in limited supply so not cheap. But I was surprised by the quality. They are also a bit larger than the originals. My guess, and it is only that, is that Arafat had them ordered from the Bundesdruckerie in Berlin and had them overprinted locally in Ramallah. At the time, the Palestinian Authority stamps came from Berlin.
I haven't seen many around in recent years but when they do come up, they are not cheap !!

Anyway here is an example with the overprints, of which there are many.

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Too Goo To BE True! (TGTBT)

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You’re right, LB, what a FUN collection! That’s one way to have “copies” of the classics to enjoy. :-). SPIFFY!

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Probably a dozen years or so give or take a seller on ebay was selling reproductions ..i decided to bid and this is a sample of what i received. O.K. he got me on this one...not one of my favorites in the fun collection. I would be interested to learn if anyone else knew of this person or possibly purchased from him if they would admit it.Image Not Found

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"Clive, these were used as a propaganda tool during the ongoing conflict with Israel. Most were overprinted with such words as "Israelis for a free Palestine" etc.

I managed to pick up one set in blocks of 4 all with different overprints but they were in limited supply so not cheap. But I was surprised by the quality. They are also a bit larger than the originals. My guess, and it is only that, is that Arafat had them ordered from the Bundesdruckerie in Berlin and had them overprinted locally in Ramallah. At the time, the Palestinian Authority stamps came from Berlin.
I haven't seen many around in recent years but when they do come up, they are not cheap !!

Anyway here is an example with the overprints, of which there are many.
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LB,

Thanks very much for the response. I will have to look out for some of those.
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Philb......I might have a few of those. But where they came from ? Too long ago to remember. I will check tomorrow.

In the meantime, more fun stuff !! Big Grin

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