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Any suggestions for additions or changes are always welcome.


Scott #410 Unused Single.

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For other examinations of fake and altered stamps that I have done please click here.


Scott #411 Unused Single.

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For other examinations of fake and altered stamps that I have done please click here.


Scott #412 Used Single.

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For other examinations of fake and altered stamps that I have done please click here.


Scott #413 Used Single.

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For other examinations of fake and altered stamps that I have done please click here.


Scott #441 Unused HH Pair.

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For other examinations of fake and altered stamps that I have done please click here.


My aim is to provide an informative and entertaining site to help the collecting community. I'd be happy to publish articles written by other collectors.

I'm posting my collection for all to see!

I've decided to put my collection up on my website for all to see and enjoy.  I've added pages up to Scott #440.


How accurate are government perforations?

I've done a small study of much government perfirations vary from the "ideal" measurements stated in reference books, the full storry can be found here.


I've been made aware of a website that details the early days of dodgy  EBay sellers.

I urge everyone to go and look at this site, it's well worth the time to go through all of the information presented, it's a well-organized written history of a dedicated few to clean up unscrupulous stamp sellers on EBay.


New cover found that goes with RF overprint cover I own.

I've located a second cover to the same addressee as the cover I own.  Click here to see the new cover.


Changes to my RF overprint page.

I've decided to split up my RF overprint page into three distinct pages:

  1. The research I've done on a genuine RF Overprint cover that I own.
  2. Fake RF overprints I own and why they are fake.
  3. Fake RF overprint listings that I've found and keep finding on eBay. Updated.


New website to help out stamp buyers.

I get a weekly newsletter from Mr Fancy Cancel (Frank Kaplan) and in the 9/25 offering he mentions a website started by Bill Weiss and Don Denman called Stamp Smarter.  In a nutshell the site has a number of contributors that scour the major stamp selling sites, and then make that information available for all to see.  I was very impressed with the site and I, like Frank, encourage all who see this to go have a look.


Damaged Cover with Scott #814 and Post Office Seals.

I was asked by a client to look at a damaged cover franked with a Scott #814 that had been put back together with postal seals.  It turns out the auxilary markings may be an earliest known use.  Click on the image below to see to whole story.

Updated!

I got a reply back from a member of the Auxiliary Marking Club on my request for information.


So you think it's a Scott #10?

Most of the stamps offered up on Ebay identified as Scott #10 are really Scott #11.  So how can one tell the difference?  I've written up a paper outlining a few easy things to look for that will separate the wheat from the chaff.


Past articles and writings.

A study of the differences between the 1922-25 perf 11 flat plate issues and the 1923 & 1931 perf 11X10 1/2 rotary press issues.

Booklet pane watermark orientation.

Detecting Fake Nebr. / Kans. overprints. (Updated and expanded)

PayPal woes - May of 2010.

Signoscope watermark detector replacement bulbs.

Conversations with a customer about a Scott #507, strip of three showing center lines at the top and right edges and J78 plate block of six that was canceled but still had full original gum.



Wanted: Fake, Altered and Repaired Stamps.

I'm looking to acquire fakes, forgeries, altered and repaired stamps to add to my growing reference collection. My main area of interest is U.S. 19th and early 20th century. For uncertified examples I'm willing to negotiate a price but letís be honest, a low value stamp that has been altered to fake a higher value stamp has little to no value, for certified examples I'll pay $25.00 for stamps that have been certified within the last 12 months and $15 for stamps with certificates older than 12 months. For repaired stamps (repaired tears, filled thins, added margins, lengthened perf tips, cleaned cancels, regummed etc.) I'll offer 10% of catalogue price - I'm talking about well-done repairs, a torn corner put back with scotch tape does not count.

Having analyzed the stamps I've posted on the website plus many more that I haven't posted yet I feel comfortable in offering my services to the collecting community to analyze suspect U.S. stamps and offer an opinion if it is genuine or not. I won't charge any fee to do analysis, it would make me very happy to save someone from paying the fee for a certificate on an obvious fake or altered stamp plus I get the added benefit of the experience gained from examining a stamp.

Scott #442, Unused HH Single.

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For other examinations of fake and altered stamps that I have done please click here.


Scott #443 Used Single.

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For other examinations of fake and altered stamps that I have done please click here.


Scott #444 Unused HH Single.

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For other examinations of fake and altered stamps that I have done please click here.


Scott #445, Used Single.

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For other examinations of fake and altered stamps that I have done please click here.


Scott #446, Unused MNH Pair.

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