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Forged and Bogus Handstamps

   

While i do not collect faked and bogus items, it is interesting to show them.

 

Too nice to be genuine??? I have seen this 1938 cover apparently from Bahrain to USA, franked with 1 Anna 9 Pies. The cover looks too nice to be good. The rate of 1 Anna 9 Pies does not relate to the correct postal rate, i addition, the cover appears as still being closed on reverse. Also the Postmark looks somehow suspicious! I therefore list it, until proven good as bogus.

The Overland Mail Handstamp, unfortunately as the cover is not in my hands, i can not measure it.

 

Any comments appreciated.