Queen Isabella II

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3-1/8 Centimos

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25-Centimos

January 1, 1864

3-1/8 Centimos de Peso

 

Gooding #21F1
Bartels C23; Earee - First Forgery (Page 215)
Serrane - Forgery (b); Atlee; 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 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)

 

Gooding #21F2
Earee - Second Forgery (Page 215); Serrane - Forgery (a)

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.

 

Gooding #21F3
Francisco Graus - Segui Forgery (Page 34)

Miguel Segui 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 #24F2)

 

Gooding #21F4

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 'Po' is shaped more like a square. The chain pattern, round the outer edge of the dark central oval, is small and often broken. (Similar die as Gooding #22F3 and #24F3)

 

Gooding #21F5

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’ or ‘CORREOS’. Pearl on upper right corner star is broken, appearing like a hook. No period under ‘o’ of ‘Po’ and ‘e’ of ‘Fe’.

 

Gooding #21F6

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.

 

Gooding #21F7

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).

 

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