As reported in Canadian Stamp News (July 4, V61N06), the Vincent Graves Green Philatelic Research Foundation (VGG) alerted collectors to be vigilant before buying or bidding on essays and proofs of classic-era Canadian stamps.
This warning came after new forgeries began surfacing on the internet.
The latest forgeries are the focus of a seminar to be presented by the VGG at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m.
The VGG’s Ted Nixon and Garfield Portch will give a presentation that will focus on:
- Which values are being forged;
- The difference in the characteristics of a forgery vs. a genuine die proof;
- The actual printing process being used to produce the forgeries;
- Where the forgeries are being sold and how collectors can avoid them; and,
- They will bring actual samples of the forgeries.
This year’s National Postage Stamp and Coin Show starts on Friday, Sept. 8 with a numismatic auction presented by Colonial Acres. The bourse, featuring about 50 stamp and coin dealers from across Canada runs on Saturday and Sunday at the Hilton Mississauga.