Queen Isabella II

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5-Cuartos

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1-Real

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February 1, 1854

2-Reales

 

Gooding #5F1
Bartels #C5.1; Earee

Engelhardt Fohl Forgery. Roughly engraved in Taille-Douce with a coarse design. The inscription 'CORREOS 1854 Y 1855' appears at the top of the stamps instead of the bottom. Value reads '2 RL' instead of '2 RS FTES'. The '2' in '2RL' appears to have been retouched or altered. (Same die as Gooding #1F1, 2F2 and 4F2)


Normal �2�
(Gooding #5F1A)


Retouched �2�
(Gooding #5F1B)

Almost identical die as above. May have been retouched. The sixth pearl from the top left is broken. The alignment of pearls on the right are not exactly the same, with the centre pearl appearing like a sideways 'D'; which in the other types is slightly higher and appears slightly slanted. The right side pearls seem to have shifted The '2' in '2RL' appears retouched but not as exaggerated as Type B.


(Gooding #5F1C)

 

Gooding #5F2

Issued in Orange instead of Green. No period after 'R' and 'F' of '2RS FTES'. Fourth pearl from the top left is broken at the bottom. No horizontal staff on '5' of '1854' and the horizontal staff of '4' ends with a small blob. (Same die as Gooding #4F3)

 

Gooding #5F3

Crude forgery printed in light green. The diagonal stroke in 'R' of 'FRANCO' ends with a large hook. The '2' in '2RS' is small. The 'E' in 'FTES' is omitted, causing this to be misspelt as 'FTS'. The crown is very poorly printed, with most of the cornets very faint or partially missing.

 

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