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Need help on Central Lithuania overprints.

PostPosted:Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:20 pm
by qatarstamps
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if these are genuine overprints? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Need help on Central Lithuania overprints.

PostPosted:Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:19 am
by Skalikas
same question :) :
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Re: Need help on Central Lithuania overprints.

PostPosted:Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:41 am
by Audrius
Welcome to the forums, Skalikas.

Unfortunately, we don't have the in-house expertise to help you with the overprints of Central Lithuania. These overprints need to be expertised, I suggest contacting Chris Ceremuga http://lithuanianphilately.com/experts

Re: Need help on Central Lithuania overprints.

PostPosted:Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:38 am
by adambrut
@Skalikas

These overprints are simple forgeries made by a collector from Poland. You may easily recognize them as they have Lithuanian postmarks different from those used in Central Lithuania.

@qatarstamps

You have acquired a very nice set of Central Lithuania overprints.
Please see the scan below.

Stamps marked with a green dot have genuine Vilnius 1 postmark. You can be 99% sure they have genuine overprints as well.

Those with a red dot have a forged Vilnius postmark that you may recognize by a flattened shape in a place marked with an arrow. However, overprints may be still genuine.

Finally, stamps with a yellow dot are impossible to be checked using this small scan only as they haven’t got any other hints.

I suggest contacting Polish Philatelists union expert Janusz Berbeka whose signs and descriptions on different stamps from this issue are quite popular in Poland. You may find his mail in the list below:
http://zgpzf.pl/pliki_mr/lista_ekspertow_3.jpg

Example of his Mark:
http://images37.fotosik.pl/1340/d532805d6184bb38.jpg

Good luck!

Re: Need help on Central Lithuania overprints.

PostPosted:Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:00 am
by Audrius
Very useful comments, Adam. Thanks for pointing out the flattened calendar-type postmarker frequently found on stamps with fake overprints.