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Cyprus 1 Is This A Real One

 
 
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Posted 09/20/2019   09:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wkusau to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This stamp was found in a circuit book. It does not belong to me. It appears to be Cyprus #1.
It is damaged along the upper right.
It appears to be Plate 19, which is the expensive one.

When comparing it to other Cyprus, the overprint looks heavy inked and the C looks more round than oval.

What do the experts think?

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Posted 09/20/2019   09:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hobsun013 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Below are two links that will give you something to compare with.

http://stampforgeries.com/album-weeds-cyprus/

http://stampforgeries.com/forged-stamps-of-cyprus/

Hope this helps
Hobsun
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Posted 09/20/2019   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hobsun013,

I had looked at the 2nd link you posted already but there was only one 1/2d pictured and it was obviously a fake. However, the Album Weeds link convinces me that the stamp is what is described as the First Forgery. The ends of the C are slanted where they should be horizontal in a real one. Thanks for your help.
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