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reperf5

A crude reperforated SG 121 (RJL-3) made to appear as Perf 14 x 15.  Note the sharply pointed perfs on the side margins.  Ironically, the true Perf 14 x 15 is not found on SG 121 (RJL-3). 

 

 

reperf2

A reperforated SG 136 or possibly RSC-A.  Measuring perf. 12 x 12, this stamp was offered on eBay in 2012.

 

 

 

4dreperf

A very crude reperforation on all sides. 

 

 

 

An RSC-F (No Gash Plate) Perf. 14 x 14 reperforated to appear as SG 181a Perf 14 x 15 (without authenticating certificate).  SG 181a is only known as coming from the Thick Ear Plate (RSC-E). 

There is at least one other RSC-F known reperforated, and probably performed by the same person. These are known by the BPA as forgeries.

reperf11

By flipping the stamp and matching up the top and bottom perfs, it is quite evident that the middle 8 or 9 perforation holes are out of alignment (diagonally eliptical instead of round).  

 

 

 

reperf12

The same misalignment is seen on the Queen's side.

The three circular pieces in the side margin perfs look like additions to cover up inconsistencies in the reperforating.  Their color is distincly lighter and brighter than the surrounding paper.

 

reperf13

This is the top margin included here for reference purposes.  Note how the holes are uniformly round and line up.

This stamp was offered on eBay as 'possibly genuine' in Feb. 2013.

 

 

reperf6

An RSC-E Perf. 14 x 14 reperforated on the side margins in order to appear as being SG 181a  Perf. 14 x 15.

This stamp has a (David) Brandon certificate stating genuine - which it is not!  See below.

 

 

reperf7

By flipping the stamp and matching up the top and bottom perfs, it is quite evident that the middle 8 or 9 perforation holes are out of alignment (diagonally eliptical instead of round).  They have been 'trimmed' a.k.a. 'reperforated'.

 

 

 

reperf8

This is the left margin.  The same workmanship.  Collectors are advised to proceed with great caution when being offered an SG 181a (Perf 14 x 15).  Many forgeries are known to exist.

The Instanta perforation gauge is not conclusive when being used to determine a reperforated Perf. 15.    

 

 

reperf9

This is the top margin included here for reference purposes.  Note how the holes are uniformly round and line up.

Offered at a British auction house in Jan. 2013.

 

 

reperf-12

# REP-12

Reperforated left, right and bottom margins.

 

 

 

reperf-12a

# REP-12a

Reperforated left margin and partially on the lower margins.

 

 

 

160ascana

A reperforated SG 160a.  The arrows indicate the very visible areas of reperforating.

160ascanb

 

160ascanc  
160ascand  
reperf1

A reperforated SG 163.  Measuring perf. 12 x 12, this stamp was offered on eBay in 2012.

 

 

 

 

Gwanda

Reperforated  inside the blue box.