A 30-minute video by Graham Beck on his @ExploringStamps YouTube Channel is all anybody needs to learn about the life and works of a philatelic legend who never called himself a forger. Instead, he called himself an artist.
Graham talks first with British actor and philatelist Samuel West, who believes that Sperati “was not fooling people, but debunking the experts. He wanted experts to be better at what they did”. Samuel revealed what the trigger event was that changed Sperati’s life. In addition, he supplied details on his background, family influences, and much more.
The video was prepared on the occasion of the announcement of last December’s auction, “The ‘Art of Sperati’ Collection”, by David Feldman International Auctioneers. Devlan Kruck, and Ricky Verra, both from David Feldman, were Graham’s next guests. They described specific Sperati items offered at the auction, discussed the collectors’ interest in forgeries, etc.
The video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh7Fb7c_KrM