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 A significant number of regummed and/or repaired/reperfed Double Heads and Admirals have appeared on the scene in recent years (2011 onwards).  Many appear to have been created by an elusive character who shamefully offers them for sale as MNH (Mint Never Hinged) without any reference to the doctoring being performed on the stamps. 

The stamps are typically offered on eBay under various seller names, though more recently some have found their way onto at least one UK Auction House. 

Invariably, old hinge remnants are removed and gum 'touch-ups' are applied over the area.  Disturbed gum or gum-thinned areas are also touched up.   In some instances, the stamp has been soaked and fully regummed.  Repairs and reperforations are cleverly disguised. 

Those displayed below show all the signs of being tampered with - some from examination of the reverse scan of the stamp, while others have been examined in person.  Consequently, they should be treated as dubious unless proven otherwise.

Perforation pattern has its own unique 'fingerprint' and the images below will help identify those stamps that need to be approached with caution.

1

RG 1

Offered on eBay from 2012 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

RG-2

RG 2

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

 

RG-2a

RG 2a

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

 

RG-2b

RG 2b

Offered on eBay in 2019.

 

 

 

RG-3

RG 3

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

RG-3a

RG 3a

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

 

RG-3b

RG 3b

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

 

3c

RG 3c

Offered on eBay from 2013 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

3d

RG 3d

Offered on eBay in 2015.

 

 

 

 

3e

RG 3e

Offered on eBay in 2015.

 

 

 

 

RG-4

RG 4

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

 

 

4a

RG 4a

Offered on eBay in 2015.

 

 

 

 

4b

RG 4b

Offered on eBay in 2015.

 

 

 

 

RG-4c

RG 4c

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

RG-4d

RG 4d

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

5

RG 5

Offered on eBay from 2013 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

5a

RG 5a

Offered on eBay from 2013 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

RG-5b

RG 5b

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

RG-6

RG 6

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

8

RG 8

Offered on eBay in 2015.

 

 

 

 

8a

RG 8a

Offered on eBay in 2015.

 

 

 

 

8b

RG 8b

Offered on eBay in 2015.

 

 

 

 

RG-10

RG 10

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

RG-1S

RG 1s

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

RG-1Sa

RG 1s-a

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

 

20

RG 20

Continually offered on eBay from 2012 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

RG-26

RG 26

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

RG-26a

RG 26a

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

 

rg-26b

RG 26b

A soaked/cleaned stamp (probably fiscally used) that has been subsequently regummed.  Offered on eBay in 2015.

 

 

 

 

rg-26c

RG 26c

Regummed.

 

 

 

 

26d

RG 26d

Offered on eBay from 2013 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

26e

RG 26e

Offered on eBay in from 2013 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

26f

RG 26f

Offered on eBay from 2013 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

26g

RG 26g

Offered on eBay from 2013 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

RG-26h

RG 26h

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

RG-40

RG 40

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

RG-5

RG 50

Offered on eBay in 2013.

 

 

 

 

RG-5a

RG 50a

Offered on eBay in 2013.  Subsequently found to be regummed.

 

 

RG5breplace

RG 50b

Offered on eBay in 2011.  The stamp proved to be regummed, repaired and reperfed.

 

 

 

RG-50c

RG 50c

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

rg-75

RG 75

A soaked/cleaned stamp (probably fiscally used) that has been subsequently regummed.  Note the washed out appearance.  Offered on eBay in 2015

 

 

 

 

75a

RG 75a

Offered on eBay in 2015.

 

 

 

 

90

RG 90

Offered continually on eBay from 2012 to 2015.

 

 

 

RG-90a

RG 90a

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

rg-100

RG 100

A soaked/cleaned stamp (probably fiscally used) that has been subsequently regummed.  Note the washed out appearance.  Offered on eBay in 2015 as genuine unused.

 

 

 

 

100a

 

RG 100a

Offered continually on eBay from 2012 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100b

RG 100b

Offered continually on eBay from 2012 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

100c

RG 100c

Offered continually on eBay from 2012 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

RG-100d

RG 100d

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

RG-100e

RG 100e

Offered on eBay in 2018.

 

 

 

103

RG 103

Offered continually on eBay from 2012 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105

RG 105

Offered continually on eBay from 2012 to 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

110

RG 110

Offered continually on eBay from 2012 to 2015.