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Dr. Ray Ceresa
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[*] posted on 3/20/2007 at 15:19
Western Army forgery


The latest digital forgery to come my way is
described in my Forgery Guide No.8, Western Army.
F20(Second Western Army Issue) is a digital copy of
Type 4 printed on the 5 kap stamp. It was offered to
me at $10.00 along with a copy of the invert of 35
kap. for $125.00. I only purchased the former (paying
in advance) suspecting that both were digital
forgeries of Type 4. My suspicions were correct as far
as the 5 kap stamp was concerned it was a digital
forgery. Collectors should beware of the possible
existance of Types 1, 2 and 3 digital overprints,
normals or inverted offered by a New York (address)
dealer.
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[*] posted on 3/20/2007 at 15:34


Dear Ray, thank you for this information! It would be very useful to know the name of the person who sold you the forgery. Thank you very much in advance.
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[*] posted on 3/20/2007 at 17:42


Ray, do you think it's worth it to make the forgeries forum visible from the front page along with "postal history" and "General forum"?
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[*] posted on 3/21/2007 at 09:41


I am not able to give the name of the 'New York'
dealer as I had no contact with him. A Rossica member
contacted me by email. He wanted to keep the dealer's
name known only to himself as the dealer was a good
source of Russian material. He sent me scans of the
two stamps. I explained that I needed to see and
examine the stamps, since scans were themselves
digital by nature. Since the dealer apparently would
not send stamps for examination I said I would risk
the $10.00 for an example of what I hoped was a
digital forgery and sent him a $10.00 bill. In due
course I received the stamp which was in fact a
digital forgery and this is included in latest forgery
guide on Western Army issues. The Rossica member
agreed to distribution of this information without
reference to himself as the source.
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[*] posted on 3/21/2007 at 17:21


Quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Ray Ceresa
I explained that I needed to see and examine the stamps, since scans were themselves digital by nature.


Ray, thanks for this opinion from an expert!
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