The Samovar

A "for real" unused #1 with OG?

Gary - 12/28/2003 at 16:32

Is this item for real?

iceserpent - 12/28/2003 at 18:09

Quite possibly...might be a lifted cancel, but that's not apparent from the scan. Starting bid is a bit high for a repaired stamp though (IMHO).

Andrey - 12/28/2003 at 20:55

I can see there a removed pen cancel ...

Andrey - 12/28/2003 at 20:58

Under B in "Pochtobaya" and A in "marka"

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Can't trust pieces of paper!

Rusalka - 12/28/2003 at 21:16

There was a definite crossed pen cancel which transects at the Crown.

So much for Expertizing and Certification!


iceserpent - 12/29/2003 at 01:52

Yep, I see the intersection at the center of the crown too. Thanks for pointing it out.

Gary - 12/29/2003 at 17:57

Would it be possible for one of our New York members to visit the Philatelic Foundation and determine who experized this stamp and if they used UV on it?

Andrey - 12/29/2003 at 23:37

I think one of our New York members will stop by.

Andrey - 1/2/2004 at 09:34

Auction ending today, so here is image of certificate also.

Jeff, please move this tread to a safe location (perhaps forgeries), we have all the images attached and there is no reason to delete it in few months.

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Gary - 1/4/2004 at 17:53

I sent an email to Abraham Seigel on 12/28 asking about this item. He has yet to answer. Interesting?

GregMirsky - 1/5/2004 at 22:35

See attached postprocessed fragment of the image. It is self-explanatory. You really don't need anything else. Look at the line under the letter "B"

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