Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Machin Forgeries


Although these are housed in many collections, and are regularly seen for sale on eBay auction sites, they are illeagal. The following is a extract from the PTS news.

It is illegal to own these stamps, there is a misconception that just because there is no intention to use these stamps, or they are already used that it is OK to do so.

Beware, there is a paragraph in the 1981 counterfeiting and forgeries act that actually states " knowingly having them in your possession without lawful authority is in its self a criminal offence". There is a possibility of collectors and dealers getting prosecuted, the maximum punishment is two years in the slammer.

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