1874

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Genuine Issues

  
Ed 141 & 142


Ed 143 & 144


Ed 145 & 145s


Ed 146

  
Ed 147 & 147a

  
Ed 148 & 148s


Ed 149 & 150


Ed 150 block


Ed 151 & 152

  
Ed 153 Type I light Print & Heavy print


Ed 153 Types The Type I is by far the most common

Forgeries

This series has specific traits for genuine stamps

1. Break in vertical line
2. Breaks in the balance supports
3. White shapes in the robe – this seems to vary so not reliable

Ed 141


Type III
Bottom letters too thick – T tops not slanted
Brick like sections in the crown are very different
Shape in lower right of shield is awkward


Type VI
D in DE is slanted
C of CENT has large serif
Tower on shield is wrong

Ed 142


Type I
No horizontal background lines


Ed 142 Type II
Letters touch the oval frame line
Several letters are joined together

Ed 144


Segui forgery
The key in this and subsequent Segui forgeries is the white dot in the S of ESPANA


Segui Block

Ed 145


Type I
Very good forgery
Lacking finer shading lines


Type III
ES joined together
Shape of the face and chin are wrong
Missing genuine traits


Type V
Excellent forgery – possibly a Sperati
White dots in letters
Minor differences in shading lines


Unknown

Ed 146


Segui Forgery – as previous with dot in the S


Segui Block


Forgery unknown
Missing some genuine traits
A lot of shading missing
Corner elements are lacking

Ed 148


Forgery unknown
A very good forgery with genuine traits – possibly a Sperati
Corner elements lacking details

Ed 150


Type I
Genuine elements missing
Face is very different
Large 1’s too thin


Type II – telegraph use
Shading lines missing
Major difference in letters especially UNAPESATA


Type III
Excellent forgery  – possibly Sperati
Minor differences in letters and the face
Tilde over the N is thinner


Segui Forgery – as previous with dot in the S


Forgery unknown
Very good forgery
Much heavier shading
Wide tilde over the N
Dots along the outer frame are smaller and less prominent

Ed 151


Type I
Lacking genuine details
Thinner letters
Face is different
Large foot on the top 4


Type II
Good forgery
Lots of white spots
Lower P is different
Major difference in the face


Type III – crude forgery – telegraph use
Lacking genuine traits
Face very different
Corner elements are wrong


Sperati forgery – excellent forgery
The second I of COMUNICACIONS is broken
The A of this same word has a bad right leg
Break in the S of PESATA

Ed 152


Type I
The 8 is malformed
Several letters are broken
Genuine traits are lacking


Type II
Large tilde
The face is wrong
Very dark shading


Segui forgery – as previous with dot in the S


Sperati forgery
The first N in COMUNICACIONES is broken
The second E of PESETA is broken at the top
The 1 of 1874 has a black spot on the left hand side.

Ed 153


Type II
The lion’s head is larger
Large space between the E & T of PESATA
Top letters are shaped differently


Type IV
Many breaks in the horizontal lines
Top & bottom letters are different


Torres bogus facsimile