Roman States 1852. (Scott #8)

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Genuine


The S of POSTALE is flattened at top and bottom
The left side of the A of FRANCO is missing because it is too close to the R
The E of POSTALE is bent and does not touch the frame line
THe period after BAJ is below the serif of the 7
THere are rings on the handle ends of the key

Forgeries


Fournier
The serif of the 7 is broken
The period between BAJ and 7 is small
The pearl on the end of the left key handle is different



There are no rings on the key handle ends
The period between BAJ and 7 is too low

 

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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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