Forged Stamps of Bergedorf

1861 1/2 Schilling

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Bergedorf_1a_Genuine
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No point in the upper part of the right “N” – stroke in “EIN”

2

In the lower left corner, the back of the “1” is in-line with the back of the “2”

3

Clean, clear crossbar in all letters ‘A’ and ‘H’

4

Wavy lines in the head and neck

5

Horizontal line in the middle of the ring

6

Upper part of the shield has three long and one short line

7

Minimal space between ‘D’ & ‘O’

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Narrow space between ‘R’ & ‘K’

9

Clear, distinct loops of the ring-shaped coat of arms frame

1861. Genuine Michel #1a

Genuine characteristics are the same for both # 1a & 1b.

Bergedorf_1_1872_Moens_Reprint

1872 Moens reprint

Point in the upper part of the right “N” – stroke in “EIN”. Blurry, partially mutilated crossbar in the letters “A” and “H”.

Bergedorf_1_1887_Moens_Reprint

1887 Moens reprint

Point in the upper part of the right “N” – stroke in “EIN”. Brighter eagle head. Less clear members of the ring chain. Torn wavy lines. Very dirty letters.

Bergedorf_1_1861_Black_Proof

Proof

Bergedorf_1_1861_Proof

Genuine Essay

Paper color:  lilac

Bergedorf_1_1861_Red_Proof

Genuine Essay

Bergedorf_1_1861_Green_Proof

Genuine Essay

Bergedorf_1_1861_Blue_Proof

Genuine Essay

Bergedorf_1_1861_Brown_Proof

Genuine Essay

Bergedorf_1_1861_Proof_Sperati_Forgery

Sperati forgery of the black essay

Photo-lithographic reproduction made from an original stamp from Transfer Block 16, Field 5 (Krotzsch). Paper color: light lilac-grey.

Forgery

Bergedorf_1_1861_Forgery2

Forgery

bergedorf_1_torres_illustration

Illustration by Plácido Ramón de Torres: Album ilustrado de sellos de correo, Barcelona 1879. Torres sold illustrations to various dealers/forgers from 1864 onwards, as well as made forgeries himself.

Bergedorf_1_Genuine_Sheet

Genuine sheet

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