comb perf perforating machine
I don't believe that is a comb perf machine, psestamp, those are much larger and rarer items. Little office perfing/creasing machines like that will produce a single row of slits, like rouletting, not punched out holes in a line or a comb. Like others, I would be interested to know what the fakers are up to. Without the proper machinery it can't be easy to produce even bad results.
If I showed what a real one looked like I would get fried by the collecting community.
Did that once - wont do it again.
Global Administrator wrote:
Simply an philatelic idiot past owner, that owned a pair of scissors and gave it a "haircut".
Not re-perforatred of course (unless you are the PSE!), but simply butchered forever along LH and lower perf tips.
Took a little stab at the experts there - eh?
Most fakers know what they are doing.
They may get some gage settings wrong but over-all, 95%+ they get the gage correct.
LEASON TO LEARN: LOOK AT THE CUT OF THE HOLE.
The inside is rough at the left and not at the right - This is a HUGE tell.
ALSO - Comparing pictures of the stamp perf holes is a thing that you think would tell a fake.
It makes sence - afterall wouldn't they look different?
Unfortunately it doesn't.
You are trying to detect .1 or less variances in gage and/or a smaller variation in perf hole size.
If you want to do this - don't compare it to a picture - put it in a KUSALAS Gage (may be misspelt)
I have had very high level collectors and auctioneers send us pictures like this saying we are full of sh@t and look at the picture.
If they don't know - how can the novice.
REMEMBER - Fakers are good - almost never stupid.
AND: they take pride in their work.
They do good work but it cant be perfect - If it was you would have the issues like you do with the OS perfins.
Let me tell you why the OS is hard to expertise:
Once you get the setting correct - the OS will always measure correctly.
The OS is made by COMB PERF - exactly the same method as the reperfing machine.
There is only one "perf setting" for each stamp (the actual OS) where as a stamp has 4 sides and therefore 4 perf settings to compare against each other.
Padawan - you have much to learn.