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Posted 03/01/2021   7:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jose.ze to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi there! Could anyone tell me what is this horn in the back of the stamp? I guess it's the post office symbol but what was it used for? Comments welcome.

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Edited by redwoodrandy - 03/01/2021 8:10 pm
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It's there on every stamp of the unoverprinted 1886-91 issue (this is Scott 45) for security purposes as a check against forgeries, likely more for making sure that forgeries were not swapped out in stocks of sheets. Typography was a common printing method not just for stamps and the earlier issues could have been forged. By this time, most countries used watermarks as a security check but Sweden for some reason had never used watermarks. It is rather cheesy since it could be easily forged itself but it was an extra step and meant more cost for any possible forgers. So this blue crown backprint might have just been a stopgap measure.

Note that the following issue was engraved for any value of consequence (5 ore and up) much harder and expensive to forge. With the following 1910-14 series, Swedish stamps were again typographed but now finally had watermarks.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 03/01/2021 8:20 pm
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Posted 03/01/2021   11:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jose.ze to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you redwoodrandy for the link and thank you hy-brazil for the comment.
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Posted 03/02/2021   07:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Post-Horns were printed on the back for accounting reasons;and paper consumtion by the'Bagge'printers.The larger posthorns was also in the
the corners of the sheet.These post-horns were forerunners of the watermark that was introduced in the next 1891 Oscar II issue in a copper matrice.
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Posted 03/02/2021   08:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jose.ze to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, perf12.
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