Volume 49 – #06

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Volume 49#06

July 2 – July 15, 2024

Genuine (left), 2021 counterfeit, 2024 counterfeit ‘P’ coil stamps.

More counterfeits of modern Canadian stamps emerge

It seems the flood of counterfeit postage stamps that keeps showing up in certain countries has finally, and again, impacted Canadian postage stamps.  While Canadian stamps have been counterfeited a number of times in the 2000’s, these have mostly been first-class (‘P’) values in booklets of 10. In approximately 2021, two counterfeits were found from the 2020 Far and Wide coil series (‘P’ and $1.30 / #3212-6, #3217), produced in China. They were relatively crude in terms of production quality, and readily discernible as fakes. In January, 2024, several new counterfeits showed up on several major retail and auction websites that, among other items, also offer stamps from private sellers. The new counterfeits vary in face value and are all once again being produced in China to defraud Canada Post (sold at significant discounts off face value). Continue reading →

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