Return To Catalogue - Spain Queen Isabella 1860 issues
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Forgeries exist, Album Weeds mentions 2 forgeries. In the first forgery the curl of the hair at the back of the Queen's head is very white. In the second forgery, there are only four lines to the left of 'CORREOS', in the genuine stamps, there are 5 lines (with a sixth one partly covered).
(Forgeries with the 'white curl' behind the head, images obtained from the forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn.)
These forgeries are often cancelled with 'CORREOS' in a circle.
Fournier sold a forgery of the 19 cuartos. I have no further information at this moment about this forgery.
Another forgery of the 12 c:
The forger Segui made a forgery of at least the 2 r value.
Sperati made a forgery of the 19 c value; a picture can be found at http://www.graus.com In this forgery the second line to the right of the 'S' of 'CORREOS' is broken, the fifth line of the front of the neck (counted from below) is also partly missing.
There are also postal forgeries (to deceive the postal authorities). In the book 'Postal Forgeries of the World' by H.G. Leslie Fletcher, 13 (!) different postal forgeries of the 4 cuartos are described, 4 different forgeries of the 2 reales, one forgery of the 12 cuartos and one forgery of the 1 real value.
(Postal forgery used in Madrid, image obtained from Bill Claghorns forgery site)
(Other postal forgeries of the 4 c value)
(Postal forgery of the 2 r stamp)