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Signed Sperati — Weekly Feature #448

This is a signed Jean de Sperati die proof of a Newfoundland #6, and it is a forgery. Jean de Sperati, who considered himself an artist forged more than 5000 items in his lifetime (1884-1957). He would sell superb forgeries of high-end classics, which most collectors could never afford, for about 1% of the current catalogue …

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Spurious Sperati – Weekly Feature #406

1849 10 centimes bistre tete beche used with Paris star ‘8’ cancellations.  A Sperati reproduction of Scott #1d.  $25,000 with BPA handstamp on reverse.  Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie.  Our Price: $350.