Early Tibet stamps and covers - reprints or genuine?

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Re: Early Tibet stamps and covers - reprints or genuine?

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Here are the individual stamps if you want to look more closely.

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Would appreciate everyone's input.

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Tom Wesley wrote:I have just opened Rainer's Tibet Pages (thank you!) and hope to be able to discern from that whether these are forgeries or the real thing; and, of course, the question remains that, if they are forgeries, why would I keep them?

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Musings at the end of 2020

I have read through more threads than I ever intended. I don't see anything to compare these stamps to and no basis for a claim that one is authentic or not. Very frustrating.

I am trying to organize a lot of stamps so that my children and grandchildren will know what's here. I never was a serious collector but inherited a large collection. Were the original collectors serious or just organizing stuff in albums, being inclined to do so because they had a lot less stuff?

Of course, it has crossed my mind that, if what I have is real (not saying that it is, but if ...), and I throw it away because I am told that it is not, does this not make that which remains rarer and, as a result, more valuable? :twisted:

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Judging from the odd colours, these are forgeries. Sorry.
And if You do not trust this info, compare to pics of the real things at auction archives of CG, Spink ec.

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I found this stamp while working through some older Asian material. Judging by the pictures on the Stamp Forgeries website, this is either genuine or a very good forgery of Tibet #1.

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I've sent an email to Rainer Fuchs to seek his opinion.

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Jean,

got your mail but I will reply here on the forum since you asked here as well.

I believe the stamp is genuine, a clear early printing. See here a complete sheet from my old exhibit / collection. That sheet / the stamps had the colour Pale Emerald (27A4), Waterfall Number 25
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Thank you Rainer! A nice surprise. :D

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