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Little Fish On Back Of Queen Isabella II Stamp? And Advice On Paper Type

 
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Posted 01/20/2020   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mrita75 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Today I looked a some of my early Spanish (including some Spanish West Indies stamps with Isabella on them) I was very pleased that watermarks are really much easier to find and I have pretty much IDed most...until I found this one... which looks darker in real life - picture looks lighter.

I tried over and over to find watermark 104 or 105 - but I am not seeing it. What I did find was a little fish on the back which seems to not belong - any idea what that little fish is doing there? The no watermark version would be on White smooth paper - but the paper seems more rough yellowish to me. Last option - maybe a forgery. Any thoughts are welcome.

Thank you.

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Posted 01/20/2020   5:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fish.
It can be either a collectors "possessive" damage mark.
Or an "expertisers" mark.

https://www.filatelia.fi/experts/namesa.html#f
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Posted 01/20/2020   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"possessive" damage mark was my fear - wow..let me check it out. It was funny to find a little fish though
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Posted 01/20/2020   6:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add r.cebrian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's original, no watermark.
watermark cross lines:

watermark "lazos":

Cancel carthweel, regards.
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Edited by r.cebrian - 01/20/2020 6:32 pm
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