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[*] posted on 7/1/2004 at 21:18
How to tell if it is real or fake?


I resigned from Rossica society but I did not loose my knowledge..

So how to tell if the following item is real or forgery..

Especially when the image is so bright and BIG...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3495&...
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[*] posted on 7/1/2004 at 21:21


One easy way (not to go to raster issue) is just count the number of holes on one side of the stamp.

Genuine ones (perforated 14) has 25-26 holes.
Forgery one (perforated 10.5 or 11) has only about 20.
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thumbup.gif posted on 7/2/2004 at 20:38


Andrey,
I can't/won't speak for anyone else, but, I welcome your knowledge on the Samovar. Education and shared information will make our hobby strong. After all and above anything else, it is only a hobby for most of us. Thanks!
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[*] posted on 7/2/2004 at 20:42
agree


Now if we can just use this board for its intended use - philately!

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