SCADS - Stamp Collectors Against Dodgy Sellers

Stamp Collectors Against Dodgy Sellers

The Spawn of David George Holt

March 23, 2003

The following identities are all names that have been used by David George Holt from 1999 to present, in order to perpetrate his scams against members of the philatelic community and the antiquarian bookselling community around the world.  This is a continually growing list, as more and more of the known identities reported to the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) since 1999 are added.  

Since February 2003, Holt has been penetrating into the philatelic and numismatic communities, and it is believed other rare and collectible fields as well.  Please report any new scam attempts by Holt, under any disguise, to the ABAA Security Office at once.

At this time it is not known whether all of these identities are simply aliases of David Holt, or if he may be working in collusion with these individuals.

David Holt aliases used in the philatelic community
(includes email addresses)

Prof. Karl Fisher, Fisher's Rarities Ltd., Zermatt, Switzerland (since February 2003)


Frederik Buwe, Frederik Buwe Collections, Lugano, Switzerland (since February 2003)

Francisk Lewo - working for Frederik Buwe (since March 2003)

Receipients of money in the philatelic community

Prof. Oleg Chebotarev, Moscow, Russia (since February 2003) (Volgograd, Russia)

David Holt aliases used in the antiquarian book community

John Breeg, John Breeg Books
Frederik Buwe
Dave J. Masd
Daniil Vyazemskii
Maria Vyazemskaya
Valentin Karpov, Antique Books, Russia

Store/institutional names claimed by David Holt and his aliases

John Breeg Books
AB2 Store
European Books Association
Kolomna State Museum
Russian Museums Foundation
Antique Books

Email addresses used by David Holt and his aliases

Identity theft perpetrated by David Holt and his aliases

In at least one disturbing case, Holt has attempted to steal the identity of a well-known British bookselling firm, George Bayntum.  This scam involved invoking the firm's name and giving false emails and faxes to contact them.

In one other case, Holt was using the address of Boston College in Mass., again with a false email and fax number.

David Holt New Zealand connection

A New Zealand Bookseller, a Dr. R. Litchkovakha, is  alleged to have some tie to David Holt.  She is purportedly a Russian woman and her connection to David Holt is at present unknown.  Holt is known to have fled to Russia and New Zealand after his release from a federal prison in the U.S.A., and is believed to be living in New Zealand.

Contact for further information on David Holt and his aliases

Please pass all new information to:

Ken Sanders, Chair
ABAA Security Committee
Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB
268 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-521-3819
Fax: 801-521-2606

Swiss image stealing scam: Karl Fisher, Frederik Buwe - David Holt