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- Both Alan Blunt [2004c] and Stan Kronenberg  have classified the various forgeries and non-postal issues into three or four families.
- Blunt's version (three families) is:
Blunt believes, along with others (Petriuk is one, I think), that family AA was prepared at
Pański's printing works without his knowledge. (I bet at
Abramsohn's instigation.) The workers supposedly became increasingly concerned about being caught producing forgeries, so they inserted differences from the originals. This would enable them to claim that their product was so different from the originals that the former could not be considered to be forgeries. Apparently, as time went on, they decided to make the differences increasingly obvious.
- Family AA: F3's of all issues.
- Family BB: 1st Issue F1's, F2's of other issues.
- Family CC: 1st Issue F4's, F1's of other issues.
- Kronenberg  has a somewhat different grouping of four families.
I'm still going through the Kronenberg  scans, so there may be more to say.
- 1st Issue F1's, and F3's of all other issues. (His R1, RII, & Issues VI, VII, VIII, none of which he calls "forgeries" as such.)
- "Class I":
- 1st Issue F4's
- 2nd Issue F1's & F4's (??)
- "Class II": 1st Issue F3's
- "Class III": 1st Issue F2's
- F1 forgeries of Issues III & IV (#7-14) are probably one family, because they all seem to be printed on 7X7 sheets, as far as I can tell.
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