Angola 1870. (Scott #1)

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Genuine

Forgery A

 

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The crown is well done and the pearls can be easily counted.
There are 9, 10, 5, 10, 9 pearls
The inner frame line at the sides is thinner.
The thick line above the value tablet extends all the way to the outer right vertical frame.
Some have the typical Spiro cancel never used in Angola.
 


Bibliography

The Work of Jean De Sperati by the British Philatelic Association 1955

Album Weeds by Rev. R. B. Earee

The Serrane Guide by Fernand Serrane

The Forged Stamps of all Countries by J. Dorn

Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 01, 2000)
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