JEAN DE SPERATI: MASTER FORGER. Jean de Sperati relaxing in his study. The name “Jean de Sperati” is one of the most famous and infamous in the history. Media in category “Jean de Sperati”. The following 6 files are in this category, out of 6 total. A signed work of Jean de × ;. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: The work of Jean De Sperati II: including previously unlisted forgeries / Robson Lowe and Carl Walske. Lowe, Robson.
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He was born in Italy in and died inliving most of his life in France. Several of these exist. As an impoverished collector of stamps, he once discovered that a particular item he had bought was a fake.
In this second, and final, instalment we move forward to the third decade jena the 20th Century. His trial took place in April As a result, Giovanni developed a passion for both philately and photographic processes and techniques.
They charged him with “exporting capital” without a licence and trying to avoid customs payments. Full Time Stamp Dealer in Australia for over 35 years. These experts came to the judgment that the stamps in question were all originals, and very valuable ones at that.
It is a Sperati forgery, and is quite possibly the only one now existing. Sperati retained his Italian passport throughout his life and always considered himself an Italian.
To explain, Jean de Sperati tried to convince the court that he had no deceitful intentions in the sale of the stamps. A few of these 6 of each max, Robson Lowe stated existed – http: So the fake is worth far more than a rare genuine stamp.
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Sperati Kangaroo forgeries get high prices globally, not just locally. For complete details on the Gray sale, click – https: It was the only example of this forgery I have ever owned or seen offered, and the price in the UK may of course be somewhat higher than this – I have nothing whatever to guide me in this respect as SG Specialised does not price it!
ForgeriesJean de SperatiUnited States. Many of them slumber undetected in various collections. Sperati made fools of the Authorities in the long court trial by forging three more identical pserati of the same 18 stamps in question, and tendered them to the court!
Royal Philatelic Society, pp. A boring little brown stamp on brown parcel wrapping seemed to appeal to no-one at the time to teat off and retain.
Jean de Sperati
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. In reality the colour of this forgery matches the genuine virtually identically. However, when Sperati died init was discovered he had still been hard at work with his reproductions. Therefore, postmarks found on his forgeries are limited to those of larger cities.
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Relatives owned a postcard factory as well as a paper mill. Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. Freestampmagazine — Stamp Collecting Blog. Sperati still managed to convince the police that they were fakes, and was therefore charged with fraud.
A Sperati forgery is today in no way worthless. He was, indeed, a Forger Extraordinaire. On that basis, my price of about half Gibbons for the genuine is quite attractive, especially as no copy has been seen on this Australian market for many decades, if ever.
This blog is made available by PostBeeld. The differences from the genuine, as in all Sperati forgeries, are microscopic. The replacement D large sized bright high values were a different story.
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Jean de Sperati – The Fabulous Faker 2
The Parisians’ judiciary did not convict him on the basis of the imitation, but rather because of Sperati’s “deceitful intentions”. He then withdrew from the seprati business and promised never again to falsify a stamp.
Views Read Edit View history. Some items in his collection had as many as six different signatures of authenticity. His motive for selling the tools of his trade to the “British Philatelic Association” was to prevent them falling into the possession of someone who would imitate his work.
The “Livre D’Or” would eventually contain different expertised stamps. His favourite printing method was collotype collotypyalso known as photogelatin in America, which simulated intaglio and lithographic printing.