Egypt 1867 Issue, (Scott #7)

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(Scott #7)

(Scott #7 Forgery A)

(Scott #7)

Typographed (?) in color on thin, greyish-white wove paper ; 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.
This value, as I said before, is not watermarked.
The little loop at the right-hand end of the central surcharge is on a level with the line to the left of it.
This surcharge exactly fills up the width of the central oval ; that is to say, it is as long. as the oval is wide.
The semicircular portions of the arabesque oval, which project into the corner-labels, containing the figures and letters, are all of exactly equal size and shape.
There is a round, white stop between the letters P.E, in the left-hand, upper corner, and the E is taller than the P.
There is also a round white stop between the letters P.E, in the lower, right-hand corner, and the F is very much taller than the P.
There are ninety-seven equal-sized pearls round the frame.
The outer line of the stamp is thicker. at the top and bottom than at the sides.

(Scott #7 Forgery A)

Paper, perforation, etc., the same as in the forged 5 paras.
The right hand loop of the central surcharge is bent downwards, below the level of the line to the left of it.
This surcharge is too short, and does not fill up the width of the central oval.
The pieces of the arabesque oval, which project into the corner-labels , are of different sizes ;
and those which get into the corners, containing the figure 1, are very much larger and round

Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 16, 2000)