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..

Moustafa
4WSTAMPS