Queen Isabella II

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3-1/8 Centimos

6-2/8 Centimos

12-4/8 Centimos

25-Centimos

January 1, 1864

12-4/8 Centimos de Peso

 

Gooding #23F1
Bartels C25; Earee - First Forgery (Page 215)
Serrane - Forgery (b); Atlee (Page 144); Harradine

Lithographed on strongly colored wove paper, rather thinner than that of the genuine. Most of the stalked pearls in the side-frames touch either the inner or outer curved lines of the frame. The thin, inner line of the frame, below the value, is only slightly broken and incomplete. The 'T' of 'CENT' has no bottom stroke. The line which marks the blue part of the upper lip is too short, and does not go to the end of the profile. The stop before 'CORREOS' is a good deal nearer the 'C' than to the end of the label; and the stop after 'CORREOS' is rather nearer to the 'S' than to the end of the label. (Similar die as Gooding #21F1, 22F1 and 24F1)

 

Gooding #23F2

A very crude and easily distinguishable forgery printed in light blue. The stars in each corner are heavily inked and do not show lines as in the genuine stamps. The circle of pears around the queen’s bust are over-inked or broken. Most of the surrounding pears are without stalks. The eye of the Queen is thick and solid.

 

Gooding #23F3

The lines around the stars in each corner are reduced or totally missing. There is no thick line on the bottom of the crown. There is a large dark spot on the lips. The eye is formed of two circles, with a narrow white space between the two. The ‘4’ in ’12-4/8’ is broken and looks like a ‘2’. (Similar to Gooding #23F2)


Gooding #23F4

Printed in green (color of the 6-2/8c value). The thin, inner line of the frame, below the value, is only slightly broken and incomplete. The 'T' of 'CENT' has no bottom stroke. The line which marks the green part of the upper lip is too short, and does not go to the end of the profile. The stop before 'CORREOS' is a good deal nearer the 'C' than to the end of the label; and the stop after 'CORREOS' is rather nearer to the 'S' than to the end of the label. (Same die as Gooding #23F1)

 

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