Cape Verde 1885. (Scott #12)

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Genuine


The center circle fits well.
The fan at upper right is symetrical.
The dot at center of cross above crown is white and clear.

Forgery A


The center circle appears too large at top and bottom
  It deeply touches frame.
The fan at upper right is broken.
The dot at center of cross above crown is color of stamp

 

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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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