The Samovar

Tete-beche 7k soldier??

vasia - 1/15/2009 at 10:46

Here is a very weird lot currently on Ebay. Supposedly the 1926 watermarked imperforate issue (Michel 248E), BUT in a tete-beche pair!! On the back what appears as a "Hovest" signature?

Does such a pair really exist?

http://cgi.ebay.com/RUSSIA-1926-MICHEL-NR-248E-TETE-BECHE-MH...

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vasia - 1/15/2009 at 10:56

And the back of the "pair.

P.S To be precise Michel 248E is the unwatermarked version.


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7k. tete-beche

Dr. Ray Ceresa - 1/23/2009 at 11:12

I have not come across this before in 50 years collecting of Russia. To me it looks like a rather poor attempt at digital copying with invertion mode of Microsoft.

7k. tete-beche

Dr. Ray Ceresa - 1/23/2009 at 11:14

I have not come across this before in 50 years collecting of Russia. To me it looks like a rather poor attempt at digital copying with invertion mode of Microsoft.

Lacplesis - 1/23/2009 at 11:27

The Hovest signature is fake for sure.

Dr. Ray Ceresa - 1/24/2009 at 11:33

Looking at the images the invert on the right looks to be an inert of the stamp to the left-the dot in the frame!. This could be a genuine margin copy with its invert printed digitally in the margin. Digital forgeries printed in the margin are dangerous because he paper s the genuine issue.

Dr. Ray Ceresa - 1/24/2009 at 11:36

Looking at the images the invert on the right looks to be an inert of the stamp to the left–the dot in the frame at left at eye level, and the weak bottom corner!. This could be a genuine margin copy with its invert printed digitally in the margin. Digital forgeries printed in the margin are dangerous because the paper is of course the genuine issue.