Queen Isabella II
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 incomplete, and only
shows a short piece under 'CENT', and another short piece under 'Po Fe'. The
'T' of 'CENT' has no bottom stroke. The line which marks the black 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. The bottom loop of the '3' is broken and ends in a large
dot. (Similar die as Gooding #22F1, 23F1 and 24F1)
A rather crude forgery and easily identifiable. Most of the
stalked pearls in the side-frames touch the inner or outer curved lines of
the frame. There is no stop after 'CENT', and the stops under 'o' and 'e' of
'Po Fe' are represented by dashes, or hyphens, level with the bottoms of the
large capitals, instead of being level with their centers.
There are no curved lines of shading round the star-ornaments in the corners
of the stamp. The chain pattern, round the outer edge of the dark central
oval, is altogether absent.
Forgery. Typographed on medium yellowish
paper. The second 'R' in 'CORREOS' is larger than the first. The bottom pearl
on the top right corner is lacking shading. The eyebrow is formed by an even
width line. The white curved line at the neckline is cut too wide. There is a
break in second line from the top at the bottom left corner, where it does
not touch the right side of the star. (Similar die as Gooding #22F2 and
Most of the stalked pearls in the side-frames touch the inner or
outer curved lines of the frame. The second 'R' in 'CORREOS' is broken just
below the top loop. The curved lines of shading round the star-ornament in top
right corner of the stamp is incomplete and missing a few lines. The eyelid
is very narrow, giving the appearance of a much larger eye than the original.
The lettering in 'CENT' is thinner than the genuine, giving appearance of
taller letters. The 'o' in '
Very crude Perforated forgery. Very blotchy due to over-inking
around stars in upper right, bottom left and bottom right corners. Black
horizontal scratch line cutting across 'ORR' of 'CORREOS.
Previously thought to be Essays of the 1864 issue. The lines
around the stars in each corner are almost omitted. The downward pearl in the
top left corner is broken and appears like a hook. Known to exist in shades
of black and rose, both unused and used with bogus cancellations.
The horizontal lines in the first 'R' in 'CORREOS' are broken.
The bottom line in the value tablet is broken below the '8' and 'P' of 'Po'.
The lines around the stars in each corner are almost omitted and appear as a
shaded area. The 'E' in 'FE' is crude and resembles a 'C'. Exists
on dark paper, almost black when viewed from the reverse. Largest Known Multiple: Block of Four (Nigel Gooding Collection).
A rather crude forgery on yellow paper. The 'C' of 'CORREOS' is almost
closed and almost resembles an 'O'. The lines surrounding the star in each
corner are broken. The numbers and letters in the bottom value tablet are
crude. The extended circles on both sides are mostly filled in.
A crude and easily detectable forgery on white paper. Letters of
'CORREOS' are thicker than the original. There is a long sol id vertical line
from the eyebrow to the nose, instead of small thin horizontal lines. The
lettering in the value tablet is all Sans-Serif.
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