American Philatelic Society

British Solomon Islands Scott 2, 7

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



  1. Genuine stamp: It has five white lines in curl to the left of the “B” in British and the rear paddle doesn’t touch the shoreline.
  2. Forged stamp: There is a large white flaw in the palms on the right side and the rear paddle touches the shoreline.
    There are three white lines in the curl to the left of the “B”.


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