IMPERF stamps - Imperforate stamps : What are chances of getting FORGERY stamps by photocopy or printing?

A perforation is a small hole in a thin material or web. There is usually more than one perforation in an organized fashion, where all of the holes are called a perforation. If perforation is not done then it's imperf stamp or imperforate stamps.

In the early years, from 1840 until 1850, all stamps were issued imperforate, and had to be cut from the sheet with scissors or knife.

According to me there are more chances of forgery in Imperf stamp than perforated stamps because it's easy to photocopy or print using modern technology. Also it will be very hard to get notice as it don't required perforation.!!!

Following is imperf stamp from Senegal issued during Gandhi Centenary in 1969.

What are chances of this stamp is FORGED, using photocopy or printing machine.?

Do It Yourself  (DIY) and you decide.!!

This imperf stamp was for sale for $85.!!

Don't you think it's easy to make living by printing or photocopying this kind of imperf stamp!!

I think so because $85 is lot of money for some countries such as India or Africa countries or any 3rd world countries.!! (It's about 5200 rupees in India.!!)

To me it's all imperf stamp after 1900 are PHOTOCOPY because this was not actually for sale to general public, as it was initial print for quality check and after that it needs to be destroyed or should be in government archival.!! But you will see all kinds of things from 3rd world countries were law can be broken without and fear.!!

Look at following Queen Victoria four annas imperf stamp.!! This full sheet of stamps is selling for $10.!!

Of course it's forgery.!! But good thing is that it is sold as forgery and at minimum price.

But what if this stamp are cut and sold as genuine.!!?

What if this imperf stamp are sold as used stamp by applying forged rubber stamp.!!? It's possible, we had seen lot in Gandhi stamps as well as other British India stamps.!!

So BEWARE when you buy IMPERF stamps.

If you don't then you will have PHOTOCOPY.!!

Gandhi Stamps Club.

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