American Philatelic Society

Colombia Scott 59

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One of these Colombia stamps is genuine. Can you tell the difference?
If you are having trouble, see the "hints" and answer below.



  1. Genuine: Black on thin colored paper. The large 2 of 2½ has a solid top with a dot in the center. Faint line under “CO” of Correos.
  2. Forgery: Magenta paper less detail, no line under “CO” of Correos. Right hand limb of “U” of UU has a hairstroke.


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