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[*] posted on 12/7/2003 at 10:44
Scott 217 Forgery

<p>From our old Counterfeits section:<br>
<TR><TH Align=center colspan=2>Authentic</tr>
<TR><TD rowspan=2><img src= width="113" height="150">
<tr><TD valign=top><img src= width="184" height="120"></tr>

<HR width="75%" size=3 noshade>
<TR><TH Align=center colspan=2>Counterfeit "A"</tr>
<TR><TD rowspan=2><img src= width="213" height="144">
<tr><TD valign=top><img src= width="182" height="120"></tr>
The forger, in this case, has styled the "2" too artistically. Other differences in the "P"s and the hammer can also be seen.<P>
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[*] posted on 12/7/2003 at 18:14

I do wish we could have more input in this area. Sadly, those who claim expertise are only interested in the sale. We have a lot of novice members as does the philatelic community in general. Why can't we pool our resources and forget the sale for a moment to educate collectors?

OK lambast me for being weird, strange, or something, but what can we collectively do to provide assistance. Remember if it ain't real today, it ain't real tomorrow. Brand me a heretic to be burned at the stake, but I strongly believe that fakes/forgeries are killing our hobby.:(:(
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[*] posted on 12/11/2003 at 20:45
That's a Good Idea.

Gary, Always be careful of how you ask. More forgeries are on the way. Most will be posted without any explination but it will be added later.

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