As you all know that there are lot of FAKE, Forgeries and BOGUS philatelic material available than Genuine.!!
So in order to make collector feel good on their investment there is Expert certificate (Opinion) which indicates the genuineness of a stamps from British Philatelic Association (BPA Certificate) or Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL certificate) or many other philatelic society/organisation or individual experts in the world. These are one of the best philatelic societies in the world and provide lot of information philatelic world and find genuineness of philatelic material.
In past I read that this BPA expert certificate or RPSL certificate are even REUSED after removing writing on certificate using chemical or white tape and photocopying that one for future use.!! You can read that too by clicking following link of my blog post.
In June 2010, there was a Gandhi Service stamp for sale on eBay for $225,000 with RPSL expert certificate. But all information was hidden.!!!
Do you think it's FORGED or Reused?
What do you think about this Expert Certificate from Royal Philatelic Society London.?
Can you complain to anyone if you buy this stamp with forged expertising certificate.?
I don't think so.!! You are on your own.!!
Gandhi Stamps Club.