Forged Stamps of Portugal

1862. King Luis I. 100 Reis

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Portugal_1862_Luis_100reis_Genuine

Genuine 1866-1867

Unperforated

Portugal_1862_Luis_100reis_Forgery

Forgery

The first ‘R’ in ‘CORREIO’ has a noticeably longer leg than the corresponding leg of the second ‘R’. The embossed frame around ‘CORREIO’ is thinner than in the genuine, thus the number of background losangles under and over the characters is higher in the forgery. The upper bar of the frame that includes the king’s head is interrupted by the oval of pearls. The “S” in the left ‘100R.s’ script is differently shaped.  There are recurring white blotchy areas in the oval (at least one of the following: under the chin; and/or to the right of the lower head and neck; and/or under the neck).

Portugal_1866_Luis_100reis_Proof_Forgery

Clandestine print

Over-inking on the neck

 

1866-1870. King Luis I. 5 Reis

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Genuine 1866-1867

Unperforated

Portugal_1870_Luis_5reis_Genuine

Genuine 1867-1870

Perforated

Portugal_1866_Luis_5reis_Forgery

Forgery

Embossed. Profile wrong. Neck too thick. The curve of the hair above the forehead less prominent.

Portugal_1866_Luis_5reis_Forgery3

Forgery

Portugal_1866_Luis_5reis_Forgery2

Forgery

1866-1870. King Luis I. 20 Reis

Genuine vs. Forgeries

Portugal_1866_Luis_20reis_Genuine

Genuine 1866-1867

Unperforated

Portugal_1870_Luis_20reis_Genuine

Genuine 1867-1870

Perforated

Portugal_1866_Luis_20reis_Oneglia_Forgery

Oneglia forgery

Three pearls under ‘E’ in ‘REIS’ (total of 57); against only two pearls (total of 60) in the genuine. The Oval frame does not touch the frame.

Portugal_1866_Luis_20reis_Forgery

Forgery

1866-1870. King Luis I. 25 Reis

Genuine vs. Forgery

Portugal_1870_Luis_25reis_Genuine

Genuine 1867-1870

Perforated

Portugal_1870_Luis_25reis_Forgery

Forgery

Embossed. Profile wrong. Neck too thick. The curve of the hair above the forehead less prominent.

1866-1870. King Luis I. 50 Reis

Genuine vs. Forgery

Portugal_1866_Luis_50reis_Genuine

Genuine 1866-1867

Unperforated

Portugal_1866_Luis_50reis_Forgery

Forgery

Embossed. Profile wrong. Neck too thick. The curve of the hair above the forehead less prominent.

1866-1870. King Luis I. 100 Reis

Genuine vs. Reprint vs. Forgery

Portugal_1866_Luis_120reis_Genuine

Genuine 1866-1867

Unperforated

Dot between 120 & REIS

Portugal_1866_Luis_120reis_Reprint

Reprint

Hole in front of  the ear

Portugal_1866_Luis_120reis_Forgery

Forgery

The ‘2’ of ‘120’ to the right is missing the right side towards ‘0’. Excessive ink on the lower right side of the frame.

Portugal_1866_Luis_120reis_proof-red_authenticity-unknown

Clandestine print

1870-1876. King Luis I. 80 Reis

Genuine vs. Forgery

Portugal_1870-76_Ling_Luis_80r_Genuine

Genuine

Portugal_1870-76_Ling_Luis_80r_Forgery

Forgery

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