American Philatelic Society

Latvia Scott 64

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



  1. Genuine: Armpit above shield forms a branch with a much shorter left line on the “Y” and the lower crease on the left leg is made up of two converging lines that don’t meet.
  2. Forgery: The armpit crease forms more equal lengths creating a “Y” and the left pants leg crease is an inverted “V.”


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