North Borneo 1883. (Scott #41)
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Genuine are always Perf 14
Genuine measure 19 x about 22 3/4 mm
Paper is about 70 microns thick
Forgeries are sometimes Perf 12 or Perf 14
In the Fournier the main mast is too thick and not tapered
In the Fournier the two ropes in the right sail do not converge or touch the mast
In the Fournier there is a line missing in the banderole above the B of BRITISH
In the Fournier the lower banderole below POSTAGE is flattened.
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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)|