Forgeries. Empire and Soviet proofs on eBay

The large set of forged essays and proofs were sold on eBay in May 2016 by Russian (Moscow) seller, eBay ID – georgiy4129.

1904 year. The first semi-postal issue.

There are different colors of the semi-postal issue “proofs”. Sold price range: $145-$170.

The first semi-postal issue forgery

The first semi-postal issue forgery

The first semi-postal issue forgery

The first semi-postal issue forgery

The first semi-postal issue forgery

Romanov issue

There are different colors of the 1913 3 rubl “proofs”. Sold price range: $200-$300. Lucky buyers!

1914-1915 years. Semi-postal issues

There are different colors of the semi-postal issue “proofs”. Sold price range: $125-$140.

semi-postal issue "proofs"

semi-postal issue "proofs"

semi-postal issue "proofs"

1911. Fiscal correspondence delivery proof forgery

The 1911 year fiscal correspondence delivery proof forgery was sold for $105.

1911. Fiscal correspondence delivery proof forgery

1924. Gold Standard, 3 ruble proof forgery

The Gold Standard, 3 ruble proof forgery was sold for $256.

1924. Gold Standard, 3 ruble proof forgery

1930. Airmail proof counterfeits

Same story, different colors. All “proofs” were sold. Price range: $260-$340 per stamp.

1930. Fiscal correspondence delivery proof counterfields

1930. Fiscal correspondence delivery proof counterfields

1930. Fiscal correspondence delivery proof counterfields

1932. The airship proof fakes

There are fakes in different colors.

1939. Lenin proofs

The last “proof” set is 1939 year’s Lenin issue. Different colors as usual.

1939. Lenin proof forgery

1939. Lenin proof forgery

1939. Lenin proof forgery

1939. Lenin proof forgery

Be careful on eBay!

2 comments on “Forgeries. Empire and Soviet proofs on eBay

  • It is sad that these people can sell computer prints as ‘genuine rare engraved Proofs’, the Nikolai II computer print sells at ridiculous $500. The funny thing is, on most their prints they write the word PRObA, in the same writing …never mind if the stamp is from 1870 or 1935 !! The questions are, why does ebay not do anything?? Because they get their 20% ?? And..how is it possible that the buyers dont realize they bought a computer printed stamp!! Dont forget, these ‘sellers’ all sell as GENUINE!! They have now started to sell Zemstwos as well Also all the Soviet colour varieties are computer prints

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  • I have just bought a lot of “Proof & Printing Errors” on ebay. On receipt of the items I had a good look and these are my comments –
    – 1904 War Orphans Fund – very poor quality printing unlike the actual stamp which was
    sharp and clear
    – Modern errors – certainly appear computer produced – same paper for nine different issues and appear to have been photo shopped.
    I did not pay much for them but am spreading the word to be careful.

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