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#14 Forgery 1: Reserved for a forgery like #18 F1, but without the dot under the A of Miejska. None have been reported in the literature, as far as I know.
#14 Forgery 2:  
  • "PPM" letters in hammers and top of sheaf, like #6 & #10 F2's.
  • #14F2 Hammers & Sheaf
    #14 Forgeries 3 & 4: (see below; also known as Issue 7.)
  • "Rada" has wide R; 2nd A has pointed top. (Genuine stamps have flat-top A.)
  • Gap in left frame line, just above the "20". (Also note the different shapes of the 2's.)

  • F3 & F4 Rada

    Genuine #14 Type 1 Rada

    #14 forgery 3 & 4 lower left corner

    #14 genuine type 2 lower left corner
    #14 F3 vs F4: F4's have a wider sheaf than F3's.
  • F3's: bottom of sheaf is about 4.7-4.8 mm corner to corner; top is about 7.6 mm corner to corner
  • F4's: bottom of sheaf is about 5.3 - 5.4 mm corner to corner; top is about 8.4-8.5 mm corner to corner


  • See below for closeups of the sheaf tops. These are cropped at the width of the sheaf, leading to wider margins around the F4 "1918" than in the F3's.
    Also note the leftmost stalk that sticks out on F4's.

      #14 F3

      #14 F4
    #14 F3 Sheaf Top
    #14 F4 Sheaf Top

    Last modified 24 Feb. 2013