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Scott B17 forgery

Andrey - 3/20/2003 at 12:56

2250 blue stamp forgery on the left (pelure paper) and genuine on the right.

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C17 forgery-prelure paper

cec71 - 12/30/2010 at 15:40

The forgery does not show the deep indentation between trees 2 and 3 on the left. I have 3 prelure paper stamps all appearing as the described forgeries as above.
Is the prelure issue forged? Was it ever issued genuine? Due to the paper might the lack of indentation between trees 2 and 3 be secondary to the prelure paper?

C 17 forgery-additional information

cec71 - 4/30/2011 at 20:56

Thank you for the further information. I have the Ceresa book. The second vertical forgery is described as you noted as being on translucent paper and 0.06 mm. Additionally the bottom printing has a "shadow" or double printing effect. I have this stamp.
The assumed forgery I am questioning looks like the First Vertical forgery with no details on the background tree silhouettes. However it is on prelure paper with a thickness of 0.058 mm. Any help here?

Dr. Ray Ceresa - 7/30/2011 at 07:30

I have this forgery on several different types of paper, including perlure. RJC