I had read somewhere that PSE is doing all expertizing inhouse now rather than sending material out to Eric, Richard, and other recognized revenue experts. Well, that certainly appears to be the case.
These two “genuine” certs are egregious.
If you truly want valid opinions and certs that actually mean a whit in the marketplace when it comes to U.S. revenues, for the love of everything holy, do NOT send them to PSE.
For those not well versed in U.S. revenues:
R53a. The left margin cut so far into the design, combined with the jaggedness of the left- and right-margin cuts is a DEAD giveaway that this is a cut down part perf (R53b).
Hey! Maybe I can get a clean PSE cert on my similar example, on the “Fakes & Forgeries” page of my website:
R66b. This one is worse than the first. That color shade is clearly a late state printing, produced LOOOOOOONG after imperfs and part perfs were printed. An oversized misperf that has been trimmed. Also the paper type is wrong. As with the first stamp, see the jaggedness of the top and bottom margin cuts… another giveaway.