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SWEDEN - The Steinberg Covers - Alert for IFSDA Colleagues

IMPORTANT NEW PUBLICATION REGARDING THESE INFAMOUS FORGED COVERS:

Helena Obermüller-Wilén is the leading expert in classic Swedish philately until 1920 and a member of AIEP since 1996. Between 2004 and 2012, she was secretary of the FIP Commission for the “Fight against Forgeries". Her work to document forgeries has been extensive and especially interesting is her registration of the so-called "Steinberg Covers".

The "Steinberg Covers" came to Sweden in the early 1970s with whom we think was the international forger Robert Steinberg. The man in Sweden who called himself Mr. Steinberg sold a lot of Swedish covers, many in very fine or exceptional quality. Many of these covers received certificates as the forgeries were expertly made.

Helena Obermüller-Wilén, together with the Expert Committee of the Swedish Philatelic Federation, have until today documented 207 of these forged covers and the work continues. In the book "The Steinberg Covers", published by Postiljonen with Jonas Hällström as editor, these 207 covers are described and in most cases illustrated. The aim is to broaden the knowledge of these covers both in Sweden and internationally.

The price for "The Steinberg Covers" book is SEK 300 + postage

The book can be ordered here.

Steinberg Covers
Steinberg Covers