Queen Isabella II
Engelhardt Fohl Forgery. Engraved in Taille-Douce in yellowish stout, moderately soft buff wove paper. All the date numerals are as tall as 'CORREOS' and 'Y'. The ink stands out in ridges on the surface of the paper, the depth of the lines being much exaggerated. The '5' in '1854' has a very short top line. One or two of the pearls below the 'Y' are shaped like a 'D'. Also known with Double Impression. (Same die as Gooding #2F2, 4F2 and 5F1).
Lithographed in orange-red, much the color of the genuine, on rather stout, very hard yellowish white wove paper. The 's' of 'Cs' is like a '5' and a considerable distance from the 'C'. The ink does not stand out at all from the surface of the paper. Known unused and used with bogus Baeza (19 January 1851) circular date stamp.
Crude imitation in red with coarse lined background. Letters and
numbers are of even size. 'FRANCO' is well away from the left frame line.
Known used with Araña cancellation. Probably produced in
Issued in red-brown. The 'Y' in the top description is positioned to the left and touches the '4' in '1854'. No evidence of the circle of pearls on the top left corner. Known used with a forged Small Baeza circular date stamp.
Lithographed in orange-red, much the color of the genuine, on rather stout, very hard yellowish white wove paper. The figures '185' of the date are all barely half of the height of 'CORREOS Y', and the '4' is still smaller; so that the whole date seems to be sloping down to the right, instead of level. The 's' of 'Cs ' is like a '5'. The trefoil-ornaments on the coronet are very small, and only two of them show the ring in the center. The coils of hair at the back of the head are extremely faint and indistinct; there appears to be three of them. The ink does not stand out at all from the surface of the paper. (Same die as Gooding #2F8).
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Issued in red-brown. Letter and numbers at top are of even size. ‘FRANCO’ is very far from left margin and the ‘s’ in ‘Cs’ is away from the right margin. A crude forgery. Known with a bogus circular cancel, showing a mirror image of ‘5’ in the centre.
A rather crude forgery on very thin (0.035mm) paper in soft blue. The ‘5’ of ‘1854’ resembles a ‘3’. ‘FRANCO’ is too far from the left margin. ‘5’ of ‘5 Cs’ is crude and also resembles a ‘3’; and the ‘C’ is broken at the bottom with no upward curve.
Very crude forgery issued in yellow-orange. Lettering on top margin is small, in particular the ‘C’ and ‘O’ of ‘CORREOS’. The ‘5’ of ‘1854’ is much smaller than the other numbers. The coronets on the crown are over-inked. Known used with bogus ‘large square dotted’ cancellation.
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