Forged stamps of Bushire
According to “The Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps”, only 0.2% of the Bushire overprints are genuine.
According to Serrane: “Comparison and even expertizing are indispensable”.
First test: The genuine overprint on the first issue measures:
- 12.7-13 mm first line
- 16-17 mm second line
- 13-14.2 mm (including stop) third line.
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