Roman States 1852. (Scott #10)

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Genuine


The large outer frame line is broken between RA of FRANCO
The left part of the break is pointed
The leaf in the lower right corner does not touch the frame at the bottom
The stem in the middle of the leaf is broken about a third of the way down
The 5 of 50 has a chunk out of the top
The serif at the bottom left of the A of BAJ is long and far from the frame
The larger frame at the limits of the scan measure 20 mm from top to bottom
The same frame measures 26 3/4 to 27 mm left to right
The letters of FRANCO are 1.5 mm high




Forgeries



Fournier
Look at the leaves upper and lower left
The A of BAJ touches the frame
Look at the 5 of 50


 

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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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