Forged Stamps of Thurn & Taxis

Thurn und Taxis

1852-1866. 1/4 Silbergroschen

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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Diamond shaped dot between the ornaments

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‘F’ does not touch the ornaments

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‘e’ is open

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Dot of ‘i’ in ‘Silb’ is left of center

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Spur of ‘G’ is split

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‘S’ is larger at the top than the bottom

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Sharp angle between shadow of vertical part of ‘4’ and its horizontal leg

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3 lines bear left

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Small circle in the corner

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Short lines or semi-circles in corners.

1852. Genuine Michel #1

Genuine characteristics are the same for all issues

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1859. Genuine Michel #13

Thurn_und_Taxis_1859_Mi13_1-4Sgr_Forgery

Forged Michel #13

Thurn_und_Taxis_1862_Mi26_1-4Sgr_Genuine

1862. Genuine Michel #26

Thurn_und_Taxis_1865_Mi35_1-4Sgr_Genuine

1865. Genuine Michel #35

Thurn_und_Taxis_1866_Mi45_1-4Sgr_Genuine

1866. Genuine Michel #45

Thurn_und_Taxis_1852_Mi1_1-4Sgr_Fournier_Forgery

Fournier forgery

Reprints

Reprints exist of all values. Colors are more vivid. Paper different. Ungummed. All bearing a ‘ND’ (Neudruck) mark on the back

Back of reprint

Fournier Forged Postmarks

Thurn_und_Taxis_Fournier_Forged_Postmark_6

“6”

Thurn_und_Taxis_Fournier_Forged_Postmark_34

“34”

Thurn_und_Taxis_Fournier_Forged_Postmark_95

“95”

Thurn_und_Taxis_Fournier_Forged_Postmark_142

“142”

Thurn_und_Taxis_Fournier_Forged_Postmark_195

“195”

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