Archive for June 2005

1950s forgeries

Lebanon Philately reprint Wed Jun 15, 2005

Dear all,

can any body elaborate about what exactly happened to the 1950s
forgeries? I know a little bit about the issue myself, i know that
when the police knew about the location, those who did the forgeries
spent days and nights using an ink seal (only one example) canceling
those stamps, i also know that the group went to jail..
My question is : What happened to those forgeries? were they really
burned? Is it true that it was very dangerous to exchange these
forgeries in the 1960s and 1970s?

any help is welcomed..