North Borneo 1883. (Scott #5)

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Forgery


Genuine base stamps are always Perf 12
This stamp is Perf 14
The overprint is unknown if it was ever sold.
Certs are needed for these

Forgeries


The Genoa forgeries are a red brown color and not chocolate.

 

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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

Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 01, 2000)