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F4 Forgeries: If a stamp doesn't meet all the characteristics of a known genuine type,
then it's a forgery, according to Stefan Petriuk [Petriuk 1985].
This applies to ALL Przedbórz stamps, not just ray stamps.

Such stamps are not common, in my experience.

Here's two scans of one example I have:  

Comparison with genuine #7's shows that this forgery has none of the dots which identify a type of genuine stamp.

Therefore Petriuk says it's a forgery.

(Ignore all the color differences -- the scans were made with different settings at different times.)

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