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Genuine Issues


Ed 130


Ed 130 Color Error

  
Ed 131 & 132

  
Ed 133 & Test print

  
Ed 134 & 134a

  
Ed 134 Trial Prints

 
Ed 135 & 136


Ed 137 & 138

  
Ed 139 & 140

Forgeries

Ed 130


Excellent forgery – probably Segui
e & s of bottom Correos are different
s of top Correos is shorter
Foot of 1 & 4 too short

Ed 133


Type I
Top letters are too short
Bottom letters are too low


Type II
Tall lower letters
Side letters too large
Face very different


Type III
Thin letters
Some bottom letters too tall
Branch in the hand is not curved at the top


Type V
Top letters are oddly shaped
Bottom letters not even
Lot of details around on on the shield are wrong


Type VI
Head and hair very different
Top letters are tall and uneven
Side frames are indistinct


Type VII
Top letters tall and uneven
Shading lines in the skirt are different
Lot of breaks in horizontal lines


Type VIII
Top letters very uneven
Very different facial features
Bottom D is squarish


Type X
Extremely poor forgery
Letters are all awkward
Heavy frame lines around the skirt
Lines uneven and broken

Ed 134


Segui forgery
Differences in shape and angle of top letters
Large nose

Ed 137


Large thick top letters
50 is larger
Left side letters are slanted

Ed 138


Type I
Very uneven top letters
Short left side of U
E & T shaped differently

Ed 139


Shadow around the skirt
P & E are less inclined
Slope of nose is different


Sperati Forgery – very deceptive but rare
Letters are thicker
Outer frame lines are thicker
Lower P is not inclined

Ed 140


Type I possibly Sperati see above


Type II – possibly another Sperati type used as a telegraph stamp
Color dash on top of the C
Leg of the M is more inclined