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Genuine Issues

  
Ed 80 & 81

  
Ed 82 & 83

  
Ed 84 & 85


Ed 86

Ed 80 Forgeries


Segui Forgery
Printed by typography on medium white paper. Normally it is without perfs although we can find it in line perf as below. It is recognized by:
1 The lion’s head is small and the crown almost priceless.
2 The front area of ??the queen’s crown protrudes slightly.
3 The lining of the chin is a continuous line.
4 The back of the neck is drawn with a straight line.
5 The ear is small.


Segui Used


Forgery Type I
Printed on medium white paper. Overall very poor design
1 Legs of the lion top right right touch the frame.
2 Numeral “2” inclined to the right.
3 Letters “C” and “T” of QUARTOS touch the top frame.


Forgery Type II
1. Heavy eyebrow
2. Tall O & S in CUARTOS
3. Blunt nose
4. Heavy wide spaced horizontal lines

Ed 81 Forgeries


Forgery Type I
Printed on medium white paper. Overall very poor design
1 Legs of the lion top right right touch the frame.
2 Numeral “4” touches the frame.
3 Thick bottom letters that touch the top frame.
4. Many details missing


Forgery Type II
1. Letters uneven
2. Narrow slit eye
3. Uneven right frame line


Forgery Graus 107 – godd forgery
1. Large top E
2. Heavy shading on nose, eyebrow
3. Top O is slanted


Forgery Graus 107 used

Ed 82 forgeries


Forgery Type I
1. Wide space between top E & O
2. Bottom S is higher than other letters
3. Heavy overall shading


Segui forgery – excellent forgery
Printed by typography on medium white paper. It is known in orange and yellow.
1 The lion’s head is small and the crown almost imperceptible.
2 The front area of the queen’s crown projects slightly.
3 The chin line is a continuous line.
4 The rear area of the neck is traced with a continuous line.
5 The ear is small.


Segui Block

Ed 83 forgeries


Fournier forgery – very good forgery
Printed by typography on medium white paper.
1 The first horizontal line is short.
2 The ear is small.
3 The lines under the eyebrows are incomplete.
4. Overall heavy lines & shading


Segui forgery
Printed on medium white paper.
1. Small ear.
2. Forehead has slight bulge
3. 1 & 9 are inclined
4. Neck lines are heavy
5. Tip of crown protrudes slightly


Segui Block


Forgery type I
Printed on medium white paper.\
Printed on medium white paper. Overall very poor design
1 Legs of the lion top right right touch the frame.
2 Numeral 1 & 9 very close together.
3 Letters “C” and “T” of QUARTOS touch the top frame.
4 Eyebrow of the queen without shadows.
5. Bottom O is slanted


Forgery Type II – poor design
1. Short forehead
2. Heavy long eyebrow
3. Large eye
4. Heavy shading lines

Ed 84 forgeries


Segui forgery – decent forgery
Printed by typography on medium white paper.
1 The lion’s head is small
2 The front area of the queen’s crown protrudes slightly.
3 Chin is a continuous line.
4 The back of the neck is drawn with a continuous line.
5 The ear is small.
6. Background lines are broken & uneven


Segui block


Forgery Type I – poor  design
Printed on medium white paper. Overall very poor design
1 Legs of the lion top right right touch the frame.
2 Numeral “4” touches the frame.
3 Thick bottom letters that touch the top frame.
4. Many details missing


Forgery Graus 110
1. Bottom letters uneven & slanted
2. Thick lips
3. Eyebrow set too far back
4. Neck and background lines are broken


Forgery Type II – good forgery
1. Very heavy lines & shading

Ed 85 Forgeries


Segui Forgery
Printed on medium white paper.
1. Small ear.
2. Forehead has slight bulge
3. Neck lines have no white space
4. Tip of crown protrudes slightly


Graus 111 forgery
1. Odd color
2. Lips not inclined
3. Shading under eye different
4. Bottom letters uneven

Ed 86 Forgeries


Segui Forgery
1. No white space in neck lines
2. Bottom dot close to the C
3. eyebrow is thinner
4. Shading on nose is different


Type I Forgery – very crude
1. Large top & bottom letter and numerals
2. Thin pointed nose
3. Eye very different
4. Chain around oval broken and mis-shapen