Great Britain 1840. (Scott #1)

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Genuine

Forgery A


No stop after PENNY
Crown different.
 

Forgery B


Have checked the stamp against my refrence books and it matches plate 9. If this is right and the stamp is a forgery then it is probably one of the photographic ones which were produced at the end of the 19th / begining of the 20th centry.

These were made by photographing unused stamps. Chemicially coating suitable paper then reproducing the stamp onto the paper. Copies off piece show a phseduo watermark which we believe is applied afterwards using a template and aging the paper. This was probably done with dust. I know various letterings exist and I am going to attempt to list those known at some stage.

  Another collection of forgeries:
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No stop after PENNY
Crown different.
 


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)