Spain 1865. (Scott #67)

Click on an image for greater magnification.

Genuine

Forgery A

Forgery image not available now.

 

Genuine

1. Lithographed in shades of carmine on white wove paper.
2. There are white hairlines noticeable in the lower tablets. In the tablet with the 2 in it, there is a short line below the numeral 2. On heavily inked copies these lines may not be as noticeable, but forgers seem to have "fixed" these details and don't appear on forgeries.

The following details can be applied to all the values of the 1865 issues
3. The design measures approx. 18.5mm x 22mm
4. The tilde above the N in ESPANA touches neither the N or the outer oval.
5. There are 3 distinct shading lines on the left side of the castle in the upper right corner.

Click image for plain view

 


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)