Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
As shown above, these Telegraphs, feature the simple but effective device of the "squared circle"
A semi medallic profile set in a rectangular frame.
Ornamented with Greek Borders .
First used with the Ceres stamps of the French Republic 1849
Adapted later to the first Greek stamps 1861
Blatantly plagiarised by Mathew Pipet for the Stamps of Corrientes (1856-1880)
Norways stamps of 1856 Oscar 1
and Romania stamps Carol 1 (1872)
I must admit, I am a fan of the Greek Border
Inspiration and words taken from William Finlay
"An Illustrated History of Stamp Design" 1974