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Moving on with topic of classic Ecuador stamps, I can not overpass the topic of forgeries. They are said to be very plenty, especially for the first three issues there are likely more forgeries than real stamps. Despite my collection of classic Ecuador is just one page, I can still come up with few interesting items to share. Let’s begin with a forgery of 1872 Coat of arms issue. Michel has a footnote, that stamps in perforation other than 11 x 11 are forgeries: Besides different perforation, the design has some subtle but clear differences such as different lettering. The below black/white closeup photo highlights some of these. I have to say I have no actual knowledge who’s behind this particular  forgery, but as a wild guess I’d bet my money on Spiro brothers.   Then I have a somewhat crude forgeries of 1896 Success of the Liberal Party stamps. These were produced […]

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