In general, philatelic fakes and forgeries refers to labels that look like postage stamps but are not. Most have been produced to deceive or defraud. Learning to identify these can be a challenging branch of philately.

The practice of forging stamps began soon after they were first issued.

More information on the Wikipedia page [1] which describes the various types of fakes and forgeries.

A list of stamp forgers can be found on the Wikipedia page [2] and of illegal stamps on the Wikipedia page [3].

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