Egypt 1867 Issue, (Scott #13)

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(Scott #13)

(Scott #13 Forgery A)

(Scott #13)

There is a good space between the head of the sphinx and the two outlines of the front face of the pyramid.

There are twenty horizontal lines of shading in the oval, on each side of the pyramid.

The dark oval touches the frame only on the right-hand side.

The hieroglyphics on the needle are very faint, and the shading on the pillar is light.

One of the easiest tests of the genuine is that the white line, to the left of the E, in the right-hand, upper corner of the stamp, is an exact continuation of the line below it, which forms the left side of the frame of the needle.

The figures in the bottom corners are very broad, even broader than the upright strokes of the P and E in the upper corners.

(Scott #13)

Paper, etc., the same as in the second forgery of the 5 paras. This is a nice-looking stamp, and very likely to deceive.

The head of the sphinx touches the two outlines of the front face of the pyramid.

There are twenty -two lines of shading in the central oval, to the left of the pyramid, and the same number to the right of it.

The dark oval touches the frame to right and left, and almost at the top.

The hieroglyphics on the needle are dark and distinct, and the right side of the pillar is heavily shaded.

The white line to the left of the E is far too much to the right, and does not form a continuation of the white line to the left of the needle.

The figures in the bottom corners are very thin, and much thinner than the upright strokes of the P and E in the upper corners.

Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 16, 2000)