Egypt 1867 Issue, (Scott #14)

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(Scott #14)

(Scott #14 Forgery A)

(Scott #14)

Paper, watermark, etc., the same as in the genuine 5 paras.

The head of the sphinx does not touch the two outlines of the front face of tile pyramid.

There are twenty horizontal lines of shading on the left-hand side of the central oval, and nineteen on the right-hand side.

The dark oval just touches the frame on the left-hand side, but not on any of the other sides. The white line to the left of the E, in the right-hand, upper corner, forms one continuous line, down to the bottom of the stamp ; ie., it is joined to the line which passes to the left of the needle, as in the genuine 1 piastre, ' just described.

The tail of each 2 is just about level with the rounded shoulder of the figure ; ie., it does not project further to the right than the shoulder of the letter does.

All my copies of this value are rather blotchy, and more heavily printed than the other values. I fancy this may be on account of the blue color being more difficult to work than the other tints.

(Scott #14 Forgery A)

Paper, etc., the same as in the second forgery of the 5 paras.

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

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

The dark oval touches the right side, and almost touches the left side of the frame.

The white line to the left of the E is not continuous with the white line to the left of the needle, but a good deal too much to the right of where it ought to be, as in the forged 1 piastre just described.

The body of the right-hand 2 leans forward a little to the left, and the tail of the left-hand 2 projects further to the right than merely level with the rounded shoulder of the figure.

The color of this forgery is exactly the same as that of the genuine.

Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 16, 2000)