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 Post subject: Information/Opinions sought on "OFFICIAL" overprinted 1d. Downey
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:00 pm 
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Hello there folks!

I hope you are all well and your collections are looking as wonderful as ever!

I have recently purchased this Die2 1d. Downey Head from an Auction House in Australia and I am struggling to find any information on it. I am wondering if this is a real overprint or a forgery, and possibly some information regarding this type of Overprint.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look and I look forward to any and all information, opinions or observations.

I appreciate the help! :)

Kind Regards,

Skilo54


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 Post subject: Transfer from previous board: original post 1852
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:05 pm 
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I´ve never seen a Departmental Official overprint on a George V issue. I think it´s a faked overprint. I don´t think it´s a mark from an office, because the stamp is postally used.


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 Post subject: Transfer from previous board: original post 1853
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:10 pm 
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It won't be a Departmental overprint because that whole system was scrapped in 1904. It looks vaguely like a specimen-type overprint, but a fake seems very likely.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:00 pm 
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Thanks for your replies, I really appreciate others opinions and observations, and the time taken to do so!

I am sorry for the delay in my response, seems like my original reply wasn't submitted properly and never made the thread.

I am still waiting to receive this Downey from my friend in Australia, so I cannot post any magnified images of it at this time. I finally have an USB Microscopes and look forward to be able to evaluate this one.

Seems like the general consensus from this and other boards is it is probably a fake, but regardless of that fact it will be an interesting addition to my collection!

I hope you are all well, and your collections are looking as fantastic as ever!

Kind Regards,

SK


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