American Philatelic Society

Labuan Scott 42–48

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


Genuine is always perforated 14 and the lowermost hair in front of the ear forms a shallow semicircle and is attached at both ends. Of the different types of forgeries, a very crude one is perf 11½ and the others have the lowermost hair not attached at the right end. Many forgeries have fake bar cancellations.


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