1861 4 Schillinge
Genuine vs. Forgeries
Dot below the “P” of “POSTMARKE” outside the inner frame line.
Two dots in the top and bottom outside corners of vertical stoke of the “B” of “BERGEDORF”
Dot in the middle bar of “E” in “POSTMARKE”. Sometimes, there is also a dot at the middle bar of “E”
All balls touch both frame and rings
The two top balls (right of the “L” and left of the “H”) are centered under the left leg of the respective letters “R” in BERGEDORF.
55 same-sized interlocked rings
Dot on the ring under the “E” of “BERGEDORF”.
Dot in the chain ring between “IE” of “VIER”.
Tip of the eagle’s wing touches the rings just opposite to the “L”
Six wavy lines of background between the wing and neck of the eagle
Dot below the bottom wavy line between the wing and neck of the eagle.
Four seldom complete vertical shading lines inside the the top of the shield
Five white lines/marks in the bottom of the shield.
Dot between bottom two claws of the eagle.
1861. Genuine Michel #5