Japan 1871. (Scott #2)

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Genuine

Raimon shaped like capital S

 

Raimon shaped like capital S

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Forgery A

Some forgeries have Sanko, Mozo or Mihon sometimes under cancel

Sanko, Mozo or Mihon could be at top, middle or bottom

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Forgery B Spiro

Some forgeries have Raimon Backward S sometimes under cancel

 

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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

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Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 01, 2000)
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