The Samovar


krugerodd - 10/19/2014 at 05:01

Andrey (Major Philatelist) has some scans of Scott B14, B15 and B16. His scans (i.e. and
indicate that the stamps with the shadow of the stick NOT connected to the stick is the genuine stamp. I thought it was the other way around according to other sources?

B14FORG.JPG - 79kB

B16FORG.JPG-thumb.jpg - 12kB

stamplover - 10/20/2014 at 11:29

From what I can see on the green image (the lower one does not open, but I assume it is similar) the stick and the shadow are connected on all of these stamps. These particular forgeries are characterized by other features - extremely crude printing with details obscured by excess of ink.

RSFSR - 11/28/2014 at 00:00

This is from the catalog I wrote some time ago ...

There are two forgeries of the red, green, and brown stamps:

Type 1)

Fairly accurate copy of the original - the most obvious difference being the gap between the walking stick and the start of the shadow. The size of this forgery matches the size of the original (55.5 mm x 34 mm).

Type 2)

Very rough impression on very white thin paper - size of stamp is 55 x 34 mm (genuine stamp is 55.5 x 34 mm).