Category Archives: Fakes & Forgeries

Discover more about counterfeit and tricked stamps. Learn how they were discovered and proven to be false.

The Sneaky $5 Moose!

Nobody wants to find out that they have spent hard earned money on a fake stamp. In an effort to prevent counterfeiters from easily producing certain stamps, on December 19th, 2003, Canada Post issued a high-value definitive, the $5 Moose … Continue reading

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The Greatest Stamp Forger of All Time!

While we do not want to condone the practice of forging stamps, it is however interesting to learn the story of Jean de Sperati, the greatest stamp forger of all times! De Sperati (1884-1957) was born in Pisa, Italy, but … Continue reading

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Fakes and Forgeries – How to Spot Them!

Just as the design and fabrication of postage stamps is an art, one might say that the forging and faking of them is as well. Familiarising ourselves with the different methods employed can help to not be fooled by them. … Continue reading

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Fakes and Forgeries – Beware!

Real or fake? At top is the unique genuine British Guiana Penny Magenta, and on the bottom is a very similar stamp described by experts as a forgery. As with any object of value, stamps attract the attention of some … Continue reading

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