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Dr. Ray Ceresa
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[*] posted on 4/23/2009 at 05:32
Nikolaevsck item 250404317913 on e-Bay


The 15 k on 1 Rub. perf. Nikolaevsck is a forgery with a forged postmark. This forged postmark has not been seen for a number of years. Circa 1935-140 a cover first appeared in auction franked with a number of stamps from the Nikolaevsck issue, all with forged overprints. The stamps were cancelled with a bogus Nikolaevsck cancellation, this same cancellation but with a different date. The 'genuine' Nikolaevsck overprint on the 1 Rub. perf. stamp has clean cut perforations and at most one sheet was overprinted by Papadopulo the Vladivostok stamp dealer who initiated this issue and probably carried out the overprinting for the P.O. Papadopulo did not have this rough perf. printing in his stock at that time.
The seller of this stamp tells me that it was from the Gorbachov collection recently sold to the public by the Romanian Government! So much for the provenance of even the best collectors in Russia.
Have any other examples of this forged postmark turned up?
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Dr. Ray Ceresa
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[*] posted on 5/23/2009 at 14:27


:hop :hair Has no Rossica member or non-member examples of this forged cancellation on stamp, on piece or on cover? I can hardly believe it is such a scarce forgery.
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