Forged Stamps of Bergedorf

1861 3 Schillinge

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Between the two outer frame-lines over the second “E” of “BERGEDORF”, there is a more or less obvious dot.

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Between the two outer frame-lines over the right side of the “R” of “DREI”, there is a dot and another more or less pronounced dot touching the stamp image.

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The figures in the corners do not touch the outline of the little squares which contain them

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The lower half of the “B” of “BERGEDORF” is larger than the upper half.

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The right vertical limb of the “M” in “POSTMARKE” is mutilated.

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All the balls in the inner corners all touch both the circle of linked rings and the outer frame.

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Fine horizontal line on the top-inside left vertical stroke of the “H” of “LHPA”.

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55 evenly spaced and same-sized interlocked rings.

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Inside the circle of rings, the background is of clean wavy lines.

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Dot in the center ring of the chain on the right between the “L”s of “SCHILLINGE”

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Three dots below the two right-most vertical lines of the Castle gate between two wavy lines.

1861. Genuine Michel #4

Bergedorf_1872_3Schillinge_Moens_Reprint

1872 Moens reprint

Purple paper. Right smear of “M” in “POSTMARKE” is not separated. Eagle head partially bright. Torn wavy lines. Blue line in the upper area of the inscription “SHILLINGE” in the area “SCHIL”.

Bergedorf_1887_3Schillinge_Moens_Reprint

1887 Moens reprint

Distinctive color: blue to red violet paper. Right smear of “M” in ” POSTMARKE” is not separated. Wavy lines still unclear. Eagle head partially clear.

Bergedorf_1888_3Schillinge_Moens_Reprint

1888 Moens reprint

Color: blue on pale blue violet paper. “C” with extension towards the bottom left numeral of value. Wavy lines still barely visible. Right smear of “M” in “POSTMARKE” is not separated. Eagle head partially clear.

Proof

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Bergedorf_1861_3Schillinge_Redbrown_Essay_Genuine

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Forgery

bergedorf_4_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.

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Forgery made from Torres illustration

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Forgery

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Forgery

Bergedorf_1861_3Schillinge_Sheet_Genuine

Genuine sheet

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