The forgeries of these stamps are of such miserable execution, that it seems almost a waste of time to describe them. However, as boys will patronize swindlers, but will not study stamps, some hints on this matter are needed for their benefit.
Very beautifully engraved. Background of fine engine-turning, extending nearly to the white circle, and showing within the C and between the upper letters, and under COLON. On strong paper.
Head has the appearance of having a double chin. Background formed of simple crossed straight lines, radiating from the head. None of these lines extend to the white circle. Below COLON a line of dots only. Coarse lithographs, on poor paper, and badly perforated.
From “The Spud Papers” by Atless, Pemberton & Earée, 1871-1881.
See also –> Album Weeds – Chile