Fournier Forgery?

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Fournier Forgery!

This stamp appeared in ebay sometime ago and is due to end on the 15 Sept 2010. The postmark is a very attractive, clean Sandakan cds dated 23 JUN 18**. The last 2 digits of the year are unclear but the year is likely to be 1886. Both stamps of $1 and 50c. appear to have the same postmark and date. The Sandakan cds is purported to be that of D3. The problem is, D3 usually appear dotted with many broken lines. There is nothing as smmoth as the postmark shown here.

 The stamp fetches a relatively expensive bid, but I'm not sure whether people are intentionally collecting the forged Sandakan postmark (quite rare) or that they are not aware that it's a forged mark. Either way, we'll get to see the final bidding price soon. :)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Marcel,

Thank you for the good effort, last night Mr.Guan email me about this also and he is the lucky winner for the 50 cents stamp for USD 0.25

Best regards.

anthony

Anonymous said...

Good job on the pmk. Anthony & Guan were attending our 'Yam-cha' session last night & the fry mee-hoon next door was surprisingly good. The Mr. David Yong never contacted any of us, may be he is too shy to do so :)

Regards,
silamstar

Marcel said...

Hi Anthony & Silamstar,

The stamp fetched a final price of $41.05! I noticed that it was such an unusual postmark because the outer ring of Sandakan postmark of this date usually appear dotted or with broken lines, but this one looks very smooth.

I hope you guys enjoyed your yam-cha session. It'll be nice to get new people joining the fun gathering! :)

Regards,
Marcel

Anonymous said...

If you want to look at some more Sandarkan CDS please go to the Ebay offering from KILOWAREMAN (100% Feedback over thousands of transactions in 2013) featuring an amazing "set" of 4 cent surcharged stamps ALL cancelled on the very same day, viz. 11 DEC 1899 at Sandarkan. The Ebay auction number is: 200842436174. These all look very fishy to me. What about the ret of you??
Regards

Anonymous said...

Hello
KILOWAREMAN responded to my inquiry (see my post of 1-1-13) as follows (quoted verbatim):

"Only thing I know [about the stamps] was that these stamps came out a serious Malaysian collection from collector here in Holland."

So, a dead end. I am sure this seller would not knowingly offer bogus materials. I'm going to try to post a photo of the stamps in the auction.
Regards
Judd

Anonymous said...

Still flubbing around with the photo -- no success yet. But, in any event, I should have added to yesterday's post that KILOWAREMAN also stated in his reply that he did not have any specialized knowledge of BNB stamps. That statement seems to be consistent with the general nature of his auctions -- many stamps for one price with some auctions of individual items
Regards
Judd

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