Forged Stamps of Bergedorf

1861 1 1/2 Schilling

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Bergedorf_1861_1.5Schilling_Genuine
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The B of Bergedorf has its lower half considerably larger than the upper

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The line which divides the fraction of 1/2 in the right-hand top corner touches the outer border-line of the frame, as does also the similar line of the fraction in the bottom left-hand corner.

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In the lower left corner, the small numeral “1” has two serifs.

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There is a large dot very plainly visible after the “u” in the value “EIN u. EIN HALB”.

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All balls in the inner frame touch both rings and frame. The shading is quite visible.

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Small dot below ball

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55 evenly spaced interlocking rings.

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Dot in/on the ring below “E” of “Bergedorf”

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Dot in the ring left of “L” in “Schilling”

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Dot in/on the ring above “M” in “Postmarke”

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Base of the tower is flat. (No triangular pointing downwards)

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There are six white lines in the bottom of the shield (the left-most is very short and narrow, sometimes not visible)

1861. Genuine Michel #3

Paper: Color ranges from pale greenish-yellow to orange-yellow.

Bergedorf_1872_1.5Schilling_Moens_Reprint

1872 Moens reprint

  • Coin denomination “SHILLINGE”
  • Smudged Posthorn
  • Triangles pointing downward at right part of the castle-like crest half
  • Double up-stroke of the lower fraction numeral “1” unclear, partly blotched
  • Black connection line right at the head of the broken figure “1” in the upper left numeral value field
  • Wavy lines usually still quite clear
Bergedorf_1887_1.5Schilling_Moens_Reprint

1887 Moens reprint

  • Coin denomination “SHILLINGE”.
  • Fractional number “1” somewhat smaller and with a coat.
  • Smeared Posthorn and triangular downward smearing at right part of the castle-like crest half.
  • Wavy lines still unclear, some with clear failures.
  • Above the Eagle’s beak usually a more or less large black spot.
Bergedorf_1861_1.5Schilling_Black_Essay

Essay

Bergedorf_1861_1.5Schilling_Red_Essay_Genuine

Essay

Bergedorf_1861_1.5Schilling_Green_Essay_Genuine

Essay

Bergedorf_1861_1.5Schilling_Blue_Essay_Genuine

Essay

Bergedorf_1861_1.5Schilling_Redbrown_Essay_Genuine

Essay

Bergedorf_3_1861_Black_Proof

Proof

Bergedorf_1861_1.5Schilling_Forgery

Forgery

Bergedorf_1861_1.5Schilling_Forgery2

Forgery

bergedorf_3_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_1.5Schilling_Sheet_Genuine

Genuine sheet

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