Obock 1892. (Scott #4)

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Genuine


Before looking at the forged overprint we look at the base stamp itself.
Genuine stamp has:
unbroken line to the left of the R of REPUBLIQUE in bottom tablet.
unbroken pole where it touches forehead wreath.
No dark dash in lines under right edge of N of COLONIES
U shape in right arm buckle.

Forgery A


The base stamp is a forgery.
Forgery has some (maybe not all):
broken line to the left of the R of REPUBLIQUE in bottom tablet.
broken pole where it touches forehead wreath.
Dark dash in lines under right edge of N of COLONIES
line in right arm buckle.
 

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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)
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