Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Forgeries of Early Mexico

In our last post we showed the two stamps below and indicated the one was a forgery.  The one on the left is the original and the other the forgery.

Here are some of the differences that we were able to come up with.  There are numerous others but, we thought these allowed for quick identification.  Take a look and have fun!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Forgeries of Early Mexico

While putting together some Mexico listings this past week I came across a grouping of relatively common issues from 1864, depicting Hidalgo... often called the "Juarez Issue".  It is a handsome series, engraved, and perforated 12.  The vast majority exist unused and without overprints and are thus relatively inexpensive.  There are numerous forged cancellations.  What caught my eye though, as I was putting together the lots, was that one of them "didn't look right." Pictured below are two 4 Real Brown side by side.  See how many differences you can come up with.  First, figure out which one is the genuine and which is the forgery.

I will be posting the differences I found between them at the end of the week.



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The first of many to come...

Welcome to the inaugural blog for OquistStamps.  We will be periodically posting helpful information for the philatelic community.  While we are an active dealer, we are committed to providing information regarding all aspects of philately.
One of the most rewarding things about our hobby is the new discoveries that are constantly occurring.  Whether it's new information about a specific issue, or ways to detect forgeries we are constantly learning.
Check back every now and then for new information that we'll be passing along.
For now, happy stamping!!
Nik and Lisa