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Two Sicilies 20 Grana In Black - An Illustration, Not A Stamp?

 
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Posted 10/03/2021   5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add xavierstripe to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A bit puzzler here, for me at least....It appears to be Two Sicilies Scott 6 (design type A6), the 20 grana value. Found in a big ol' dealer lot box.

No pink shades here, though, and given the German writing on the back, I'm assuming this is merely a cutout from a book or periodical, and not from a rare piece of postal stationery.

Can anyone confirm/disconfirm? Thanks!



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Posted 10/03/2021   11:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is from a newsprint or a published album or booklet . There were Fake stamps printed in the 1858 period with that same design in red ,carmine and rose that are sold at auctions now . There is nothing in black that was printed of that stamp .
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Edited by floortrader - 10/04/2021 12:01 am
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Posted 10/18/2021   1:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also, the original is engraved and the image here is clearly typographed.

Further, the genuine has a closer array of vertical background lines, among other differences:
http://stampforgeries.com/forged-stamps-of-naples/
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Edited by hy-brasil - 10/18/2021 1:50 pm
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