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[*] posted on 8/17/2006 at 09:32
Azerbaijan - baku 927


I bought this stamp a while ago. Its the 1922, violet overprint "Baku 927" (TPO No.927).

The questions is: genuine or forgery?

In the book of Mr. Ceresa is an image of a genuine stamp as well as a description of one forgery.
The text of the forgery reads: the forgery is detectable by the missing stop after baku. Also there is a distance mentioned between "baku" and "927". The forgery should have 9 mm while the genuine stamp should have 19 mm. This stamp has a distance of 6 mm.

I am also unsure is the missing stop is always a safe sign of a forgery.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Stefan (Germany)

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[*] posted on 8/17/2006 at 13:43


You might want compare it to items in the Raritan Stamps and NAGL auctions.

https://www.raritanstamps.com/Cat/LotView.php3?NumberInside=...

http://www.nagl-auktion.com/html/kaukasus.htm

Actually, it looks like the NAGL item.
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[*] posted on 8/17/2006 at 13:53


thanks for the hint, i already checked both :-)

i agree with you, the stamp from nagl auction looks almost identical (shoudnt each overprint look a bit different from each other? at least in position?),
the stamp at raritan seems to be quite different (at least to me)

both stamps dont have stops after baku...

alas, i could not get hold of a copy of the book from Voikhansky so far
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[*] posted on 8/17/2006 at 14:14


a better scan with the 6 mm measure

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[*] posted on 8/17/2006 at 14:15


the signature from the backside, anyone knows this?

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[*] posted on 8/18/2006 at 02:04


This is the corresponding scan from Voikhanski.
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[*] posted on 8/18/2006 at 02:12


Another scan from the Vezir-zade catalog. What should be believed?

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[*] posted on 8/18/2006 at 05:08


alep, thanks heaps!

i see 3 major differences:

1. with or without stop
2. angle, widening or closing
3. serifes (eg. on the 7) with or wihtout

does anyone own such stamps? or can help in any way?
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