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[*] posted on 1/20/2008 at 18:07
Moneystamp Inscription Question


This 10 kop money stamp (Scott 105) has puzzled me ever since I saw that the inscription on the reverse was 'unusual'. The left stamp is the odd inscription, the right is the normal type. It is quite clear the the letter are smaller and less well formed.

Can anyone provide any insight?

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[*] posted on 1/20/2008 at 19:21


The left stamp looks like forgery. Can you post front sides of stamps?
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[*] posted on 1/20/2008 at 19:22


I remember reading somewhere about forgeries of money stamps (NOT a German propaganda ones, but REAL fake money). It looks like one of them.
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[*] posted on 1/20/2008 at 20:08


Front view attached ... the stamp on the left has the 'unusual' inscription.

The front looks genuine.

From a paper perspective, it appears to be genuine too.

This is why this is confusing. If the stamp is genuine and the paper is genuine money stock, then the forgery would have to be printed on blank money stamps? Was the value of the 'money' more than the philatelic value of these money stamps missing the inscription?





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[*] posted on 1/21/2008 at 02:49


I would say that even front of suspected "forged" stamp looks different, even though it is very cllose. Look at detailes of the ornaments outside of the blue rectangular frame... Of cause - there is only so much can be done/said looking at the image and not at actual stamps. So, please take these observations with a grain of salt..
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[*] posted on 1/21/2008 at 21:22


I agree with our librarian, there is something off about the one on the left. However, I must add that the only reason I see it is that I know it's being questioned. I have no pretensions of attaining "fly-specker" status. People who find these things on their own are of a special type, and I will never get there.

Be that as it may, look especially at the little "leaves" that come off the curlicues in the border. On the right, it looks like they are almost all attached. On the left, several are not. Is this a sign, or simply a printing problem?

Those dots over Kolya's right eye on the left stamp bother me, too.
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