Labuan 1879-94. (Scott #35 and 44)

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Genuine

Engraved             Lithographed

Forgery

 

The engraved has all thin lines very sharp and the edges of the lines are well defined.
The lithographed stamps have more fuzzy edges on all lines.

No effort was made here to define catalog numbers for different watermarks and colors because this is a forgery site and not a catalog. Please excuse this lack of detail.


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The arrow at lower right in central frame is poorly formed.
The line behind the lips is poorly formed.
The hair curl below the ear lacks detail.  


Bibliography

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)