Spain 1853. (Scott #17)

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Genuine

Forgery A

Genuine

1. The second "I" of "INTERIOR" is slanted to the right.
2. There is a thin letter "C" in the shading of the crown to the right of the two rhombus.
3. The stars above the tree and to the lower right of the tree are open at the bottom.
4. The stars are well formed six point stars. There is no shading inside the stars.
5. There are three dots where the branches join above the "1"
6. The outer horizontal lines toudh the outer frame but not the central octagon.
7. The "C" of "CORREO" and the "R" of "INTERIOR" are close to the frame line but do not touch it.
8. The crown of the bear has three points. The point at lower left touches the tree above it.

Forgery A

Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 01, 2000)