is this an original corn flake stamp?

German stamps, coins and paper money 1919-1945.
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is this an original corn flake stamp?

Post by walter hook » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:35 pm

New here, I was told to post here about a stamp I am thinking of buying. it is a operation corn flake stamp. is it an original fake? or a fake of a fake? thanksImage
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Post by Siegfried » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:14 pm

The design certainly looks right, but the problem is that one needs to look very closely to discern fakes of this type. At first glance, and what one can see from a scan, it looks good, but with using a loup perhaps some things might show up at very close range (laser printing etc.). I haven't seen any modern fakes of this stamp offhand, but everything these days seems to have been faked at one time or other.
Is there a chance of showing it to an expert before you purchase?


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Post by Douglas 5 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:38 am

Hi :
Just came across this . Hope you did not buy it .
One of the many fakes , ...Manions sells alot of them and others . Perforation count is wrong , an easy one to spot from that piont only !!!
Laser copies are many out there , in many colors and many fake cut and block types !!
As mentioned a direct hands inspection and magnification is needed , ...
and then it is still difficult .
Regards, Douglas

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