Roman States 1852. (Scott #11)

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Genuine


The upper frame has two horizontal lines at the bottom and:
   The top line is not connected to the lines above.
The lower left end of the E of POSTALE and the tassel below are in line
The serif of the 1 of SCUDO 1 is bent at the top and thin or broken at bottom right
The C of SCUDO is flattened at the top
The line of the left side ornament is broken at 10 o'clock
There is often a dot at top left of the N of FRANCO
There is always a dot upper left next to the P of POSTALE


Forgeries



 

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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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