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Dr. Lucian Smeets was a Belgian stamp forger operating around the early 1900s.
Smeets used a sophisticated method of taking an original stamp with the correct perforations, paper and watermark for the one he wished to forge, fading out the printing and then printing a new design of the desired stamp on the blank.
Among the stamps Smeets is believed to have forged are:
- British Solomon Islands Protectorate canoe stamps.
- British Victorian stamps.
- Serbian stamps of 1901 and 1904.
- 1883-84 9d dull green SG195 FORGERY, D.O. Brouwer Philatelist, 10 July 2012.
- "MAIN DISPLAYS AT JOINT BWISC/BCPSG MEETING" in British West Indies Study Circle Bulletin, No. 186, September 2000, pp. 62-63. Archived here.
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