Forged Stamps of Lombardy & Venetia

Lombardo-Veneto

1850. Coat of Arms. 15 Centesimi

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Second ‘K’ in KKPOST broken

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‘5’ not attached to ornament

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Bottom leg of first ‘E’ in STEMPEL is missing serif.

Genuine Type I – exists only on hand-made paper.

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Lombardy-and-Venetia_1850_Coat-of-Arms_15c_Type-I_Genuine
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‘5’ is closed

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‘5’ is attached to the frame

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The central serif of the first ‘E’ in CENTES is damaged.

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The bottom leg of second ‘E’ in CENTES is damaged in type IIa – it is complete in type IIb.

Genuine Type II – exists only on hand-made paper.

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‘5’ is not closed like type II. Still attached to the upper ornament

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Frame of the shield is well defined and well separated from branch

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Bottom line of second ‘E’ of CENTES closed (like type IIb)

Genuine Type III. 3 plates on hand-made paper. 2 plates on machine-made paper. There are 3 sub-types: IIIa, IIIb & IIIc. Sub-type IIIa has no additional characteristics. Sub-type IIIb has small dot on the upper part of ‘S’ in CENTES. Sub-type IIIc has a small line in the bottom-left corner.

Lombardy-and-Venetia_1850_Coat-of-Arms_15c_Milan_Postal_Forgery

Milan Postal forgery

Small red dot above the left side of the crown

Lombardy-and-Venetia_1850_Coat-of-Arms_15c_Milan_Postal_Forgery.Type_II

Milan Postal forgery – Type II

Small red dot above the left side of the crown

Lombardy-and-Venetia_1850_Coat-of-Arms_15c_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Lombardy-and-Venetia_1850_Coat-of-Arms_15c_Type-II_Andreas-Cross_Genuine

Genuine Type II, plate 3

with an ‘Andreaskreuz’ (Andreas Cross)

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Lombardy & Venetia

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