I have these two
I wondered if you can give an opinion on whether these stamps are from that collection, or any other information on them?
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I have just looked again and at last noticed that the
The Overprints are no good anyway and I think the Robson Lowe chops are an added feature that were put there by the forger to enhance his product. He needed to check the catalogue before he started work.
I cannot comment on the Purple fiscal cancellations of the stamps as the reproduction is not, unfortunately, good enough.
Peter Cockburn 22nd Nov 2009
Some while ago a member of the MSG came over to one of our local meetings with a stamp which had a potential flaw that he wished to check. There was quite a heavy postmark over the location of the potential flaw. 5 minutes with a good microscope soon sorted out that the flaw was present.
I have used a microscope to check layering of markings for just such a reason as presented here should identify the authenticity of the overprint.
Patrick Longfield 15th Nov 2009
Now that I
back home after the Autumn 2009 SSS Annual Meeting I have had a chance
to further consider the
of the overprint - all
of the 70 copies of the $5, and the 10 copies of the $10, that I have
recorded are overprinted '
2. The overprint - genuine overprints are roughly 20mm long and 5.5mm high, whereas the overprints on the illustrated $5 and the $10 are both roughly 18.5mm long and 5mm high;
fiscal cancellation - the only fiscal cancellation seen by me on the $5 and
$10 is that of THE SEAL OF THE GENERAL COURT OF
4. The ROBSON
LOWE backstamp - I have never previously seen this on
5. I have no information as to whether these stamps came from the Napier collection.
Jeremy Dickson 12th Nov 2009
At the Autumn 2009 SSS Annual
Meeting a number of members examined these pictures. There was general
agreement that the stamps were fine although several members had doubts about