1862

Spain 1862 issues
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Quantity Issued

Given the large quantities issued, not many forgeries are listed.

1862 Isabel II Ed 57 – 62

   

  
The 4c comes in 2 types primarily based on the foot of the 4

   

   


The genuine characteristics applicable to the complete series shown above.
1. Shaded spot.
2. Thin line is broken – does not always show up with over inking.
3. The shade line is composed of 2 curved lines sloping downwards.
4. The tail touches the body. Not always visible.

Forgeries – Genuine left, forgery right
The number of lines in the head and neck which should be 32 and the number of pearls which should be 91.


From Moschkau Catalog
Obvious differences in the face
Very thick top and bottom letters
Awkward pearls


Forgery Type I
Lips and shading missing in front of face
Many dark spaces in hair
Corner elements heavily shaded


Forgery Type II
Large nose
Top letters close together
4 is larger


Forgery Type III
Pointed nose
Small 4
Tall top and bottom letters
Heavy shading lines


Forgery Type IV
Bottom and top letters are short
Pointed nose
First lines in chin missing


Forgery type V
Bottom and top letters are uneven and distorted
Rough overall design
Pearls are small


A very well executed forgery
The key is a secret mark. In the lower left corner element, there is a point of color left of the left leg.
There are more white spaces in the hair
The bottom letters are slightly taller


Segui forgery
Well executed. Printed by typography on medium gray paper.
1 The line that joins the upper left ornament with the frame is short and does not touch.
2 The pearl that is under the first “A” of SPAIN is mis-shapen. Several others at 6:30 are open
3 Lower lip non-existent.
4 The “C” of CORREOS rounded
5. There is no color dot in the small circle above the top S


Segui right
1 The line that joins the upper left ornament with the frame is short and does not touch.
2 The pearl that is under the first “A” of SPAIN is mis-shapen.
3 Lower lip non-existent.
4 The “C” of CORREOS rounded


Forgery Type I
Uneven pearls
Rough overall design
Many broken lines in the hair


Forgery Type I
Well executed forgery
This appears to be the same forger as the 12c above (dot in bottom left medallion)


Forgery Type II
Arrows on each side of the bottom letters point the wrong way
Lower letters are tall
Lacking many details