Forged Stamps of Bergedorf

1861 1 Schilling

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Genuine
1

Corner numerals well formed with small or missing foot-strokes. (Ten transfer types)

2

The bottom half of the “B” of Bergedorf is a good deal larger than the top half

3

Significant crossbar in “H” of “Schilling” and the “A” of “Postmarke”

4

The letter “P” overlaps the “O” in “Postmarke”

5

The shading of the eight circles touching the inner frame is quite visible.

6

All the little balls touch both the linked rings and the frame, except the one in the right top corner below the “H”, which touches the border but not the linked rings. {The shaded circle above the “N” of “Schilling” does not touch the ring of circles.}

7

55 evenly spaced concentric overlapping rings

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The ring under the 2nd “E” of “Bergedorf” has a dot/dash at its center.

9

In the middle ring of the chain on the right over the first “L” of “Schilling” there is a dot/dash

10

Between the tips of the wings and the head of the eagle there are three dots almost equidistant from the circle of rings.

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There is no thickened dash to the right of the right tower

12

There is one dot close to the inside curve above the wavy line running between the knee and claw

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There are no shading lines in the upper half of the shield

1861. Genuine Michel #2

Lithographed. No watermark. Imperforate.
Paper: Yellowish-white or white wove.

Bergedorf_1872_1sch_Moens_Reprint

1872 Moens reprint

Base of 1 has long hooked foot on the left side. Appendage on right side of tower.

Bergedorf_1887_1sch_Moens_Reprint

1887 Moens reprint

Lettering is crude. Extremely thick numerals. Large appendage on tower.

Bergedorf_1888_1sch_Moens_Reprint

1888 Moens reprint

Thick numeral with serif top left. Crude letters. Smaller appendage than 1887 reprint. Missing background lines.

Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Black-Essay_Genuine

Genuine Essay

Bergedorf_2_1861_Black_Proof

Proof

Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Redbrown-Essay_Genuine

Genuine Essay

Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Red-Essay_Genuine

Genuine Essay

Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Blue-Essay_Genuine

Genuine Essay

Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Green-Essay_Genuine

Genuine Essay

Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Forgery1

Forgery

Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Forgery2

Forgery

Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Forgery3

Forgery

Bergedorf_1861_1sch_Forgery4

Forgery

bergedorf_2_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_1861_1sch_Sheet_Genuine

Genuine sheet

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