Forged Stamps of Hamburg

1859, 1864 & 1867. Coat of Arms. Ein und Ein Viertel Schilling

Genuine vs. Forgeries

This is the most difficult of the Hamburg stamps….

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Hamburg_1859_Michel_1_Genuine
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8 lines in upper scroll above ‘H’ and ‘G’ in HAMBURG

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Three vertical lines to the left of ‘H’ and right of ‘G’ in HAMBURG

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Vertical line of shading to the left of ‘P’

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‘h’, ‘l’ and ‘b’ has a long top-stroke

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8 lines in bottom scroll below ‘P’

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‘a’ has a tail that is nearly half as tall as the letter itself

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Footstrokes of ‘H’ slightly separated, typically showing a dot between them.

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Left side of ‘T’ is detached

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‘AM’ in HAMBURG is not joined

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Left footstroke is separated from the column of ‘M’

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Lower scroll does not touch the inner frame

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The cross on the dome does not touch the scroll and is open to the top-left

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Two small dots after ‘G’. Either one or both may be missing in light or worn-cliche impressions.

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The stem does not touch the ribbon

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Dot is separated from both line and trident

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Top stroke of the first ‘l’ in schilling is detached

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Faith indication of a vertical line of shading to the right of ‘E’

Genuine – 1859. Imperforate

Genuine – 1859. Imperforate

Hamburg_1859_Michel_1_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Some text describing the particular stamp…

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Hamburg_1859_Michel_1_Genuine
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8 lines in upper scroll above ‘H’ and ‘G’ in HAMBURG

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Three vertical lines to the left of ‘H’ and right of ‘G’ in HAMBURG

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Vertical line of shading to the left of ‘P’

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‘h’, ‘l’ and ‘b’ has a long top-stroke

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8 lines in bottom scroll below ‘P’

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‘a’ has a tail that is nearly half as tall as the letter itself

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Footstrokes of ‘H’ slightly separated, typically showing a dot between them.

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Left side of ‘T’ is detached

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‘AM’ in HAMBURG is not joined

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Left footstroke is separated from the column of ‘M’

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Lower scroll does not touch the inner frame

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The cross on the dome does not touch the scroll and is open to the top-left

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Two small dots after ‘G’. Either one or both may be missing in light or worn-cliche impressions.

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The stem does not touch the ribbon

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Dot is separated from both line and trident

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Top stroke of the first ‘l’ in schilling is detached

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Faith indication of a vertical line of shading to the right of ‘E’

Genuine – 1859. Imperforate

Genuine – 1859. Imperforate

Hamburg_1859_Michel_1_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Some text describing the particular stamp…

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