Queen Isabella II
Senf Brothers Forgery. Issued in dull ultramarine on medium, very white wove paper, with a very smooth, almost glaze face. Only the '5' of the date has any sign of a head. There is no stop after 'FRANCO', and none after the 'F' of 'Fte'. The ornaments on the coronet are quite shapeless, so that the trefoil design cannot be distinguished; and there are no rings in the centers of them. The coils or plaits of hair, at the back of the head, are extremely faint and indistinct. The 'RE' of 'CORREOS' is broad and lower than the other letters.
Engelhardt Fohl Forgery. Roughly engraved in Taille-Douce on medium, very yellowish, white to almost buff wove paper, and issued in a dark greenish blue shade. The inscription 'CORREOS 1854 Y 1855' appears at the top of the stamp instead of the bottom. Value reads '1 Rl' instead of '1 Rl Fte'. (Same die as Gooding #1F1, 2F2 and 5F1)
Issued in Blue and
Issued in dark blue on thick paper. Dashes instead of dots after 'R' and 'F' of '1Rl Fte'. Circle of pearls are smaller than the genuine stamps and in some places give the appearance of a thick line. The 'E' of 'CORREOS' is thick and the bottom line appears to end in a triangle.
Issued in varying shades of dark blue and ultramarine. 'C' in 'FRANCO' is lower than the other letters. There is no period after 'R' or 'F' in '1Rl Fte'. 'O' in 'CORREOS' slopes to the right. There is virtually no horizontal line at the top of '5' of '1854'. This forgery exists with the 'Habilitado por la Nacion' Overprint, (Gooding #25F1).
Issued in pale blue. No Period after 'R' and 'F' of '1Rl Fte'; however, periods after 'l' and 'e'. The ornaments on the coronet are plain and have no rings in the centers of them. The Queen's nose is extremely flat and almost aligned with the chin.
Deceptive and dangerous forgery issued in blue on yellowish paper. There are too many horizontal lines around the diadem and are very close together, compared to the genuine stamps which have them more spaced apart. The 'C' and 'O' of 'CORREOS' are lower than the other letters, with the 'C' dropping further than the 'O'.
Crude forgery, circa
1880s, and probably from
CORROS Error Forgery. Stamp does not plate against the genuine issue. It appears that the original lettering was erased and altered to imitate the ‘CORROS’ error, as there is a light tinge of blue in the area where the erasure was done. The letters in ‘CORROS’ are too large and there is no space between the ‘Y’ and ‘1854’ and ‘55’ on either side.
(Carl Walske Collection)
Crude forgery issued in Green (colour of 2-Reales issue). All letting is very close together. The left staff of ‘1’ in ‘1854’ is very long and almost touches the ‘S’ of ‘CORREOS’. The nostril is very wide and thick. Only one damaged copy recorded to date.
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