Spain 1852 (Scott #12)

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Genuine

Forgery A

1. The small "s" of the abbreviation of "CUARTOS" in the top inscription leans somewhat to the right. Below the "s" there is a period.
2. Inside the coronet there are four lines. The one nearest to the bottom is the longest, the others graduate to shorter lengths.
3. The line below "6 Cs" extends to the 6. There is a break in the frame line below the "6".

This value only exists on normal and thin paper. POSTAL FORGERIES are also on thin paper.

 


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)