Wednesday, December 06, 2006

It's a fake

A stamp used to mail an absentee ballot in Broward County, Florida that was thought to be a rare find worth hundreds of thousands of dollars is definitely a fake, the The Associated Press reports.

An incorrect number of border perforations and its thickness, printing method and inexact colors show it is a forged Inverted Jenny, said Mercer Bristow of the American Philatelic Society.

"The color, to me, was off. It looked more bluish-green than the blue of the genuine," Bristow said. He examined the stamp for almost an hour at Broward County's elections office, comparing it with an authentic one and other forgeries.

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum wants it anyway.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM