Egypt 1867 Issue, (Scott #2)

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(Scott #2)

(Scott #2 Forgery A)

(Scott #2)

Typographed (?) in color on thin, greyish-white wove paper ; watermarked (all but the 1 piastre) with a ten-rayed star, or flower, whichever it may be, over a pyramid ; perforated 12 1/2 all round, or sometimes perforated 12 1/2 top and bottom, and unperforated at the sides. The characters of the top surcharge are all joined together ; the one like a magnified comma touching the oblique stroke to the left of it with its tail.
The paper, watermark, and perforation arc the same as in the genuine 5 paras ; the central surcharge also is cxactly the sane.
In the bottom surcharge, there is a short, upright stroke it the right hand end, and a thing like a figure 8 with the top broken, at the left-hand end, with thrce clustering dots below it.
There are twenty-eight circles round the central oval.
The colored line outside this oval is not blotched anywhere, and it is the same thickness all the way round.
The 10 in the left-hand upper corner has the 1 without any oblique side-stroke ; ie., a straight line; and the 0 is very much thicker than the 1.
The 10 in the lower left-hand corner has its 1 a simple straight stroke like the other, and the 1 and the 0 are of equal thinness.

(Scott #2 Forgery A)

Paper, perforation, etc., the same as in the forged 5 paras. The large, central loop of the middle surcharge is broken at the top.
In the bottom surcharge, there is a dot at the right-hand end, a large book at the left hand end, and three separate dots and a sort of a comma at various distances along the top of the inscription.
(This is a copy of the bottom surcharge on the genuine 1 piastre.)
There are only twenty-seven circles round the central oval. The colored line surrounding this oval is blotched, to the left of the bottom of the oval, and too thick to the right at the bottom of the oval.
There is a stop before the 1 of the 10 in the upper left-hand corner, and the 1 has an oblique side-stroke ; the 1 and the 0 are of equal thickness.
The 10 in the lower right-hand corner is "like the other, but there is no stop before

Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 16, 2000)