What this information site offers
EXPERTS (The introduction)
How you can identify their marks – and avoid stamp forgeries.
This worldwide list gives you the names and areas of specialisation of some
2000 individual stamp experts, mainly pre-2000, who have back stamped or hand
signed postage stamps, or issued certificates. Many scans of expert marks. The listings:
By name: A to F
By name: G to L
By name: M to R
By name: S to Z
By country: A to E
By country: F to G
By country: H to R
By country: S to Z
The experts by first names, and a
Glossary of terms.
Notes on some of the experts.
The philatelic experts for Finland,
for Croatia, and for
The position of marks (image).
Stamp certificates, an image archive.
Expertising in 1905 (in German).
ABOUT STAMP FORGERIES
reprints & forgeries, with an easy
Guides to unveiling counterfeits of certain
Finland, Reference Manual of
Forgeries. The handbook.
Salli, a little known Finnish forger.
The forger; in Finnish.
The Blüm case. Also expert marks.
On mainly pre-1920 stamps, with many images.
THE STAMP FORGERY GUIDE
Sources for information on forged stamps and on expertising:
a bibliography of classic philatelic forgery literature, internal links.
Stamp Forgeries, an index
of stamps that have been forged.
Samples of forgeries
– a philatelic exhibit.
These short illustrated articles cover limited aspects of different, less known,
Companhia de Moçambique.
Small islands in the Near East: Rouad, Kastellorizon, Long Island,
Ruhleben POW Camp Stamps, including the forgeries, WW1.
A geography of a bogus stamp issue.
Borgå Ångfartygs Aktiebolag.
Filateliaa ja osakekirjoja.
Eräitä oy-muotoisia postimerkkiliikkeitä.
Revenue stamps for share issues.
Helsingfors Frimärkssamlare Förening.
A historical short wave listening archive. Radio station pictures, audio
recordings of old station identifications, image scans of qsl cards (and qsl
letterheads), and of station pennants.
Brief histories of several radio stations
Three articles in Finnish about oldtime cars:
BMW E3- JA E9-AUTOT SUOMESSA.
HELSINGIN AJONEUVOREKISTERI 1912–24.
GALLEN-KALLELA: BIL-BOL -JULISTE.
Syntyhistoriasta on ristiriitaisia tietoja.