American Philatelic Society

German Offices in China 26 & 27

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



  1. The overprint of the genuine is clearer, sharper, larger, and the tail of the “a” points upward.
  2. This variety of forgery, has a smaller less sharp overprint that the tail of the “a” points slightly downward.


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