I recently purchased a France #9 at auction. After receiving the stamp at home and upon close inspection I am beginning to think it is a forgery based on information at stampforgeries.com ( http://stampforgeries.com/forged-st...album-weeds/
The stamp has 97 pearls, 5th neck shading line from bottom is complete, ears of corn in headdress look correct. However there is no second shading line in the margin "keys" on the left side, shading under eye looks too weak, the "P" in post looks wrong,the front margin of the first strand of hair below the ear looks wrong and other small issues. What say the community?
A second image showing a poor but I believe genuine copy of France #9 on the right