FFE Journal - Fakes Forgeries Experts

Articles from FFE #14

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A new forger?

Class: TR

Jean-François Brun

New very dangerous French forgeries of first issues with a very sharp warning for possible future discoveries of classis issues from other countries from the same forger. A very thorough investigation and report.

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A newly appeared "Degron- Kun" cover of type 3

Class: PH

Jun Ichi Matsumoto

Another piece in the always ongoing puzzle of our expert´s study of these very rare Franco-Japanese mixed covers.

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Eagles, first postage stamps of the French colonial empire

Class: TR

Michèle Chauvet

An excellent description of the first general issue for the French colonies. Besides explaining differences between genuine and forged stamps our expert also shows a lot of faked postmarks on genuine as well as on forged stamps.

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Great Britain postal reform of 1870 - 71

Class: PH

Gavin Fryer

A very detailed report about the postal reform, facilitating especially more heavy mail, in combination with the issue of a ½ d. stamp.

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A most spectacular reunion

Class: TR

Carl Aage Møller

Three unique Danish philatelic crown jewels are proven to have belonged together. Our expert tells the history of them and the story about how they were put together to become one of the greatest rarities in Danish philately.

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The forgeries of the High Values of the Papal States' first issue

Class: TR

Thomas Mathà

An advanced study of the forgeries of these two attractive stamps, which were all made to defraud collectors. No postal forgeries exist.

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A wonderful fantasy/forgery

Class: PST

Stephen D. Schumann

An exciting trip around the world for this postcard from the Netherlands was just a dream.

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Notes on forgeries of the SCADTA provisional issues of 1921 - 1923

Class: Aero

Dieter Bortfeldt & Santiago Cruz A.

Showing an array of forgeries of this popular issue. Forged stamps as well as forged surcharge and /or cancellations on genuine as well as forged stamps.

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Holy land fakes and forgeries - new examples 1896 - 1938

Class: PH

Yacov Tsachor & Zvi Aloni

A selection faked and manipulated covers and postal stationery, mostly with faked postmarks, but also one with faked perfins.

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The three values of Bull's Eyes on a cover (Meyer's cover)

Class: PH

Paulo Comelli

Our expert is tracing this fantastic cover back in time and share with us a lot of interesting anecdotes and stories about historical sales as well as about the owners. Also about the famous Swedish-American collector colonel Lagerlöf who through his donations made the Swedish Postal Museum exceptional. – It is also explained that in spite of rumors, he did not seem to have owned this remarkable cover.

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Serbia, the 1866/69 Prince Michael issues, forgeries and fakes

Class: TR

Jovan Velickovic

A very detailed study of the first issue of Serbia including the newspaper stamps. Identifying genuine stamps and describing various fakes including cancellations and bisects.

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New Canadian postal Counterfeits

Class: TR

Richard Gratton

This article is a follow up on the articles published in FFE number 8 and 9.These articles included a summary of all Canadian postal forgeries known to date. We will see that year 2010 has been a big year in Canada for postal forgeries with a total of eleven new forgeries!

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3 skilling yellow of Sweden

Class: TR

Jean-François Brun

Another examination of this very famous stamp. Especially interesting as it starts from scratch and our expert works his way through all possibilities and hypothesis. Therefore also very interesting as a study of basic as well as advanced philatelic expert work.

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Colorimetric analysis of an enhanced cancel on a Mauritius1d stamp

Class: TR

Thomas Lera

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum (NPM) recently obtained a VSC6000 (video spectral comparator) for philatelic research. This article shows how it can be used to examine a postmark.

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The expert opinion on 'ONE'- surcharge definitive stamps of Daehan Empire

Class: TR

Yoon-Hong Kahn

A very advanced report by the Korean Philatelic Society´s Expert Committee about the examination of 6 items with the “one”-surcharge. It includes a detailed inventory of the manufacturing and delivery/sale of these stamps.

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Canada's Lunar new year of the Pig Fakes

Class: TR

Richard Gratton

Believe it or not - also less than 5 year old stamps are faked to defraud collectors. Interesting story about faked modern varieties from Canada 2007 and earlier.

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The Robert Clarkson bequest - the plates used for the forgeries of George Kirke Jeffryes and the Cullum street gang

Class: TR

Christopher G. Harman

Interesting inventory of the plates used by the infamous forgers Benjamin, Sarpy & Jeffryes for production of forgeries from English colonies and some south American countries.

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False Icelandic postmark from Reykjavik

Class: TR

Roland Frahm

Faked postmarks have been discovered on many different semi-modern issues from Iceland.

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An extension to "A note for your attention"

Class: TR

Enrique Soro Bergua

Spanish falsifications. A continuation of the article in FFE # 6, May 2003 with more forgeries and manipulated covers with the earliest Spanish issues including some from former colonies.

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The FILA-VIEW (Prototype)

Class: Other

Dieter Bortfeldt

Our expert is showing and giving some details about this equipment, which can be very helpful in expert work.

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The settings of the Amiri Overprint

Class: TR

Hany Salam

Showing in details the setting of these scarce Egyptian overprints with descriptions as well as pictures of some complete sheets.

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Manipulated Covers: A warning flag for experts

Class: PH

Robert P. Odenweller

An interesting documentation of pieces and covers from New Zealand with lifted stamps. All well explained with information and knowledge that could be used for pieces from any country.

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Belgian comics 1908-1915

Class: PH

Morten J. Lintrup

A relaxed and interesting description of a few peculiar items from this period.

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The first Yuri Gagarin flight official post mark

Class: Astro

Igor Rodin

Already now many faked cancellations exist on covers from this historic flight in 1961 with the first man in space.

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Postal counterfeits of the 2c U.S. first bureau issue of 1894-1902. A guide to identification

Class: TR

John M. Hotchner

A detailed description of these counterfeits, which are the earliest U.S. postal forgeries.

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"Martinsyde" manuscript overprint on the 3¢ Newfoundland Caribou stamp April 12, 1919

Class: Aero

J. Edward Nixon & Charles J. G.Verge

A comprehensive report about this fascinating \"stamp issue\". Also showing how things could be done during this historical epoch of pioneer flying and how much research it takes nowadays to sort out the corn of gold from the sand.

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A forged Swedish saw-toothed cancellation stamp

Class: TR

Helena Obermüller Wilén

Our expert is describing a fake of this unusually designed postmark.