RPSC Stamp Talks “Fakes and Forgeries”


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RPSC Presents:  Stamp Talks

Fakes and Forgeries

June 12, 7 p.m. EST
Registration:  here

You will receive an email with the meeting information after registering. The meeting room will open at 6:50 p.m. and the webinar will begin at 7.

Ken Pugh

Ken was born in British Columbia and started collecting stamps at age eight. He became interested in collecting forgeries when he examined his collection of pre 1920 Turkish stamps with a copy of Billig, and found that 95% of what he thought was a genuine reference collection was forged. He now collected Turkish forgeries! His interest in British North American forgeries came from acquiring a set of six Senf specimen overprint forgeries of Nova Scotia, and some Spiro forgeries of British Columbia.

He found that reference material on B.N.A. forgeries was scant, and as his collection grew, acquiring necessary information to ‘write-up’ the expanding collection of forgeries became increasingly frustrating. What he needed was a reference that fully described the forgery and illustrated it in a large size photo format. There being no such reference available, he decided to produce his own. A new series is in preparation and illustrates the forgeries of non-BNA countries.

Ken has one of the largest working reference collections of B.N.A. fakes, forgeries, and counterfeits in existence. A former director of The RPSC, Ken is also a member of BNAPS.

Ken is a retired teacher who won several provincial and national awards for his teaching. He continues to teach photography and palaeontology at his local university. When not working as a photographer or collecting fossils. He is married to Liliane, also a teacher, and has four children.