Never mark a stamp as ‘fake,’ says Canada’s top forgery expert

Philatelic fake and forgery expert Ken Pugh is warning philatelists against marking their stamps with the word ‘fake,’ regardless of their personal opinion about the material.

“NEVER mark on the back of a stamp ‘FAKE’. This is a requirement by eBay for sellers that even ‘might’ believe their item is a fake. Problem is that sellers very often cannot tell if their item is a fake or not. They often do not have the specialized knowledge that would make them 100% sure,” reads Pugh’s post, which can be found at at facebook.com/groups/CollectingCanadianStamps. Continue reading →

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