Fred Melville published his book "Phantom Philately", he coined a
description for "stamps which are|
not what they seem". These items always hold a fascination for cinderella collectors. Fraud or Fantasy?
Some are a combination of both. Melville's Book will never be "out of date" as it chronicles the old-time
frauds, but since his day many thousands of Phantom Stamps have been added to ones he listed.
Local of 1898.
An old fraud.
|Alexandria - An
|Old Bogus Stamp |
from Treaty Ports.