Forged Stamps of Fiume

1919. Statue of Liberty Inscribed ‘FIUME’

Genuine vs. Forgery

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Background lines mostly uninterrupted

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No white dot between the lion’s tail and the woman

Genuine Michel #41

Genuine characteristics are the same for both 25, 40 & 45 Cent.

fiume_1919_statue-of-liberty_45c_forgery

Forgery

White dot between woman & tail. Interrupted background lines top-left.

Exists both on smooth and rough paper.

1919. Statue of Liberty Inscribed ‘POSTA FIUME’

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Background lines mostly uninterrupted

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No white dot between the lion’s tail and the woman

Genuine Michel #71 & #II a

Genuine characteristics

fiume_1919_statue-of-liberty_25c_posta_fiume_perforated_forgery

Forgery – perforated

fiume_1919_statue-of-liberty_25c_posta_fiume_unperforated_forgery

Forgery – unperforated

Characteristics of the forgeries: White dot between woman & tail. Interrupted background lines top-left.

Exists both on smooth and rough paper.

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

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