Notes from the Past

'Stock Exchange' Forgery

Great Britain's 1/- green stamps, from plates 5 and 6, successfully forged and issued 1870-3 by a telegraph clerk employed at the London Stock Exchange Post Office.  First noted by Charles Nissen, London stamp dealer and expert, in 1898, and later confirmed by a purchase made from a waste-paper dealer by Lewis May another well-known London dealer, in May 1910.  the forger was never brought to justice; he had retired many years before, and proof of the suspect's guilt was almost impossible to obtain.  All are postmarked 'Stock Exchange, E. C.' and dated 1872-3.
 
 
- R. J. Sutton 6th edition revised by K. W. Anthony
The Stamp Collector's Encyclopaedia
Published 1966
 Posted January 10, 2000 

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