North Borneo 1883. (Scott #41)

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Genuine


Genuine are always Perf 14
Genuine measure 19 x about 22 3/4 mm
Paper is about 70 microns thick
 
 
 

Fournier Forgery


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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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)