1861 3 Schillinge
Genuine vs. Forgeries
Between the two outer frame-lines over the second “E” of “BERGEDORF”, there is a more or less obvious dot.
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.
The figures in the corners do not touch the outline of the little squares which contain them
The lower half of the “B” of “BERGEDORF” is larger than the upper half.
The right vertical limb of the “M” in “POSTMARKE” is mutilated.
All the balls in the inner corners all touch both the circle of linked rings and the outer frame.
Fine horizontal line on the top-inside left vertical stroke of the “H” of “LHPA”.
55 evenly spaced and same-sized interlocked rings.
Inside the circle of rings, the background is of clean wavy lines.
Dot in the center ring of the chain on the right between the “L”s of “SCHILLINGE”
Three dots below the two right-most vertical lines of the Castle gate between two wavy lines.
1861. Genuine Michel #4