Fake die proofs exposed at seminar

It was these three die proofs submitted to the VGG that the expertizing committee uncovered them as forgeries. See pages 16-17 for slides of a recent presentation made at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, revealing why the die proofs are fakes.

A recent alert was issued to hobbyists, dealers, and auction firms by the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation (VGG) in Toronto about a variety of bogus proof images of Canadian stamps being sold on eBay and Facebook Marketplace. The VGG’s Ted Nixon, head of the foundation’s expertizing committee, along with foundation President Garfield Portch,... Continue reading →

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