Parma 1852. (Scott #6)

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Genuine


Rosette in upper left is irregular and does not touch border.
Watch the shape of the S in STATI
The pearl at the top of the crown to center left has open bottom.
The M of PARM has no breaks and is close to the bottom border
Check the distance from the spear top and bottom to the circle
THe shading in the bottom of the cnetral spear is off center to the right
The dots in the background are spaced evenly and are dots and not lines
Look at the shape of the lines at the bottom left of the crown near the circle.
There should be a cross inside the leaf shape center left in the crown.

Forgeries


Top lettering too high
Line in spear is centered


 

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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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