Forged Stamps of Fiume

1919. City Hall Inscribed ’FIUME’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Line on the left side of the clock are closed

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Three windows in the house to the right side of the clock

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End of ‘E’ is rectangular

Genuine Michel #37

Genuine characteristics are the same for both 10, 15 & 20 Cent.

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Lines on the left side of the clock are closed

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Four windows in the house to the right side of the clock

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End of ‘E’ is not rectangular

Forgery type I

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Forgery type I

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Forgery type I

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Forgery type II

The lines on the left side of the clock are broken. The house on the right and the FIUME characters as the genuine. Paper is smooth, mostly gum free.

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Forgery type III

Similar to forgery type II, but on rough unfinished paper

1919. City Hall Inscribed ’POSTA FIUME’

Genuine vs. Forgery

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Genuine Michel #63

The lines on the left side of the clock are closed

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Forgery

The lines on the left side of the clock are broken. Exists both on smooth paper and rough, unfinished paper.

Thanks to Ivan Martinâs, president of Croatian Stamp Examiner Association, for images and Analysis of Fiume forgeries.

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