American Philatelic Society

Estonia B1

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



  1. In the genuine, the eyes, noses, and mouths are clearly visible. The man on the left has a definite brim to his hat and the word “HIND” ends in a distinct “D”. The stamp usually measure about 19.6mm in width.
    In the forgery, features if the face are mostly lacking and the brim of the hat is barely visible. The word “HIND” looks like “HINO”.


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