Volume 45 – #16

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Volume 45#16

November 24 – December 7, 2020

Unbeknownst to the American Philatelic Expertizing Service, the inverted overprint on a block of four Admiral stamps was previously certified as fake by the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation.

APEX works with VGG, recalls certificate after experts deem overprint fake

After being certified as genuine by a U.S. expertization service, a 94-year-old block of four “Admiral” provisional stamps with an unlisted inverted surcharge has been deemed fake by the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation. The mint block of four 1926 two-cent-on-three-cent carmine “Admiral” provisional stamps (Scott #139) was apparently first discussed in 1978, when Montréal philatelist George Marler showed it to a few fellow collectors, Carl Mangold, Hans Reiche and Ariel Hasid. Hasid recalled the meeting 42 years ago in a two-page article, “Potential new Admiral variety reappears after 42 years,” published this April in Maple Leaves, the quarterly journal of the Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain. Continue reading →

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David Piercey
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Ian Robertson
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Robin Harris
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