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Stamp Insider for September-October 2015

 

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The September-October issue of the Stamp Insider, journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, is online and available for free download in PDF format or viewing online with page turning. It is available in both PDF and HTML5-friendly format at:

 

http://www.stampinsider.org

 

The cover story is “This Cruel War is Over” by Alvin O. Sabo explores events that led to Victory in Europe (VE) and Victory in Japan (VJ) days. A specialist in World War II patriotic covers, he illustrates his article with covers and postcards. In a related article, Steve Davis writes about “VJ Day in Tokyo Bay September 2, 1945” in his Via Airmail column, focusing on use of the US six-cent transport airmail stamp (C25) that was valid on mail sent through army and fleet post offices. 

 

Steve Swain has written an illustrated how-to article — “Creating Successful PowerPoint Presentations” — showing easy step-by-step instructions to create eye-catching philatelic programs. He plans to follow up with an instructional PowerPoint presentation that will be posted on the Virtual Programs section in November. One of his presentations — “Postal Systems and the Public React to the American Civil War” — is already posted on the site.

 

A new virtual program — “All Aboard: the All Aboard stamp issue of 1999” — has been added. PDF and PageFlip versions were generated from scans. The exhibit was by the late Norman E. Wright, Sr., of the Rochester Philatelic Association.

 

The featured video is an instructional film by Encyclopedia Brittanica Films to show children the daily activities of city and rural mail carriers in 1946.

 

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Sep 3, 2015 5:23:47 PM PT

Stamp Insider for September-October 2015

Stamp Insider for September-October 2015 Online

 

 

 

The September-October issue of the Stamp Insider, journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, is online and available for free download in PDF format or viewing online with page turning. It is available in both PDF and HTML5-friendly format at:

 

http://www.stampinsider.org

 

The cover story is “This Cruel War is Over” by Alvin O. Sabo explores events that led to Victory in Europe (VE) and Victory in Japan (VJ) days. A specialist in World War II patriotic covers, he illustrates his article with covers and postcards. In a related article, Steve Davis writes about “VJ Day in Tokyo Bay September 2, 1945” in his Via Airmail column, focusing on use of the US six-cent transport airmail stamp (C25) that was valid on mail sent through army and fleet post offices. 

 

Steve Swain has written an illustrated how-to article — “Creating Successful PowerPoint Presentations” — showing easy step-by-step instructions to create eye-catching philatelic programs. He plans to follow up with an instructional PowerPoint presentation that will be posted on the Virtual Programs section in November. One of his presentations — “Postal Systems and the Public React to the American Civil War” — is already posted on the site.

 

A new virtual program — “All Aboard: the All Aboard stamp issue of 1999” — has been added. PDF and PageFlip versions were generated from scans. The exhibit was by the late Norman E. Wright, Sr., of the Rochester Philatelic Association.

 

The featured video is an instructional film by Encyclopedia Brittanica Films to show children the daily activities of city and rural mail carriers in 1946.

 

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Stamp Collectors discussion

Sep 3, 2015 3:53:48 PM PT

Stamp Insider for September-October 2015

 

Hello everyone,

 

My name is John and I am the lead research specialist on the Format International Security Printers Ltd.

Because of my research I have discovered that many of the Leaders of the World (and other issues) printed by the Format printers in the 1980's are being "reprinted" and are being flooded onto the stamp market starting in mid 2014. I have produced an introductory page with links to pages that describe and show you how to define these new fake stamps on my website.An example is attached...I hope.

 

These stamps are being produced on a massive scale by a yet unknown source. Many are normal issues that are very hard to define from images by sellers on eBay. Many are varieties of the issues such as imperforates, color proofs and "errors". Examples are Michael Jackson inverts, Dogs inverts, Flowers inverts, Nevis Spitfires with missing country name, Imperforate 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth souvenir sheets, Audubon Birds issues, Century of Motoring, Leaders of the World Trains and Cars series. The list is getting longer as I write this.

 

These fakes are being sold here on eBay, and are being sold on Delcampe, Amazon, Bonanza and many other places now. Sellers are buying them and reselling them not knowing they are fake reproductions of the originals. Some may believe there is no demand for these issues. I am afraid you are wrong as they are selling like crazy.

 

Once you visit my introductory page on the Modern Fake Stamps and view some of the linked pages describing them with 1200dpi images you will be able to know what to look for. It is pretty much impossible for the forgers to duplicate the originals. The gum is no longer produced. The paper is no longer produced. The inks are no longer produced. And even if all of that were still around...the presses that produced the originals would cost millions now of which the forgers do not have.

 

These fakes are now in collections and dealer stocks everywhere and more are being flooded onto the market as I write this. We probably cannot stop this flood of forgeries but we can be aware of what to look for when you buy them. If you get them...return them. If the seller refuses to accept and refund you....report them.

 

Anyone who has evidence of the source or evidence of issues not yet discovered to being forged is welcome to contact me. I cannot afford to buy them all so a lot of them I do not have in my posession. I do have examples of most of the original LOW issues to compare and also 60th Birthday, 85th Birthday, Royal Wedding etc. I have studied the printer for many years.

 

Either Google "Modern Fake Stamps" which is #1 there or here is the direct link to the introduction page.

Please get the word out! These forgeries are detrimental to the stamp market as a whole!

Thank you.

Here is the link.

 

Modern Fake Stamps

Stamp Collectors discussion

Sep 3, 2015 5:01:16 PM PT

Modern Fake Stamps are Flooding the Market

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