Issue II #3 (2 Gr. Green City Hall) Forgeries
No. 3 F1 (forgery type 1)
- While the right frame line stops above the tree (as in genuine type 1), the
left one continues lightly down (like a weak genuine type 2 or 3.)
- Top arc and buildings are lightly drawn. The right-side buildings and trees are particularly indistinct.
- Stamps are often yellow-green, which is usually a no-no for genuine stamps.
- Miasto Przedbórz slopes down to the right (the left leg of the M is
about 0.65 mm above the line, but the foot of the Z is only about 0.2 mm above.)
The left leg of the M is shorter than the right one.
- I think F1's always have the left "2" higher than the right one, in contrast to F4's (See below.).
No. 3 F2 (forgery type 2)
- The top arc is thick and solid, vs. thin and dotted on genuine stamps
and other forgeries. (This is the most objective indication.)
- The Z of Przedbórz is strongly attached to the right inner frame line.
- The entire stamp seems thickly lined and is usually mis-colored (sort of a dirty green).
No. 3 F3 (forgery type 3)
- The Z of Grosze has only a 1.5 mm top, giving it a “laid-back”
appearance (because the bottom is 2 mm wide).
- “2's” slope to the right, and the M of Miasto is somewhat splayed,
with the foot about 2.1 mm from the left-most part to the right-most part (as
compared to 1.7-1.8 mm on the genuine stamps and other forgeries.)
No. 3 F4 (forgery type 4)
- Dot to left of 1918 is like a comma on its back
- There's a crude dot on top of the I of Miasto
- There are crude dots to the left of the M and under the MI of Miasto, making
the left leg look longer than the right one.
- Overall, a very crude print.
- F1's & F4's can be found se-tenant, per the attached scan.
F1's and F4's apparently are in alternate rows (a row of F1's, a row of F4's, another row of F1's, etc.)
At least that's the only way I've seen them.
This is a left vertical pair of an imperf. block of 4. The top row has F4's, the bottom row has F1's. Perhaps a full pane would have alternating full rows of F1's & F4's.
I think F4's never have the left "2" significantly higher than the right one, in contrast to F1's (see above).
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