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Posted 01/08/2017   7:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add fdsousa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I have old stamps from Paraguay that I guess are bogus (i´ve read on scot catalogue), my curiosity is to know if they are a product of Boston Gang ( Samuel Allan Taylor Stamps) or from Hamburg Gang (Philip Spiro Stamps).





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Posted 01/09/2017   10:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These stamps are trial printings.More info check out "Philatelicdatabase.com"under paraguay; it goes into it more deeply.
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Posted 01/09/2017   2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fdsousa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Couldn't find anything can you send me a link?
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Posted 01/09/2017   2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
www.philatelicdatabase.com/ just saw it
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i read the website page. It could be stupid question but since I am new in this area, I dont know what you mean when you say that is a trial stamp?

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This stamps are from a collector that born in germany in XIX (1860) century, he then came to portugal runing away from 2 world war. He died with more than 80 years old in Portugal. I got acess to his collection throw his granddaughter and I assure that his collecton wasn´t touched after he died, so it means that this stamps have at least 100 years old if not more.
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All 3 stamps shown are Spiro forgeries. The ship stamp is a Spiro forgery of the Allan Taylor bogus issue. The lion stamps are Spiro forgeries of the 1860s essay.
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Thanks :) for the information. Two of the stamps have a type of overprint that shows they were canceled by some regulator, which mean they tried to be used oficially at the time, I read about Philip Spiro and his stamps (Hamburg Gang), and it matches with some caractheristcs. Are they rare/common how valuable can they be?
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On the ship forgery, the 6 lines in 4 rings cancel is a typical Spiro forged cancel for that stamp. In your particular example, you can only see the 4-ring part of the cancel.

I've only seen forged dot cancels on the Zechmeyer forgeries of the lion stamp. I have not seen it on the Spiro forgeries, but I haven't seen a comprehensive presentation of all the different Spiro lion forgeries. Forged dot cancels were made by Spiro on some of his forged stamps, but the ones I've seen usually consist of slightly larger dots.
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those stamps perf12 have different design compare the stars/lamp and lion they look completley diferrent.
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Posted 01/10/2017   07:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What kind of forgeries are these ?
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