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This section illustrates some of the differences between genuine stamps and forgeries:
Left Wing Dots
       
#1
 
  Genuine
  Forgery 1
  Forgery 2
#1
 
  Forgery 3
  Forgery 4
  Forgery 5

#2
 
  Genuine
  Forgery 1
  Forgery 2
#2
 
  Forgery 3
  Forgery 4
  Forgery 5

The main thing to notice is the difference between the Genuine & #4 dots.
The differences between the F2, 3 & 4 "U's" (feathers) vary greatly from one impression to another.
 

However, it looks as though the dot under the lower left "U" of a 4 gr. stamp identifies it as a F2 forgery. (In my collection, anyway.)
 


Last modified 24 Feb. 2013