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[*] posted on 12/18/2009 at 11:42
Help with identification


Stamps is on horizontally laid paper. Need assistance with identification of origin.



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[*] posted on 12/20/2009 at 00:11


There are many chemical forgeries -- color changed by chemically altering one of the colors.
This is likely one of those, though not one I've seen before.
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[*] posted on 12/24/2009 at 04:43


With cancelled stamps like this one, it seems difficult to prove the authenticity of the 'error' colour. Especially when we know that old Imperial colours were quite delicate.

Would have the stamp been mint (unused with original gum), the problem would have been different (though still requiring full attention and good expertizing skill).

In my humble opinion, this item is doubtful. Of course I might be wrong.

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Maxime
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[*] posted on 12/27/2009 at 10:46


Thank you for your replies. I have examined the stamp under stronger magnification. Some of the horizontal lines at the bottom of the posthorns have a green tint as do several other areas. This confirms a changling. Whether this was created to defraud or nature's work is unknown.
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