Nativos da Índia- falso 03
India Natives- forgery 03
F03 (10Reis, black)
F02 (10 Reis, black)

(above left) An early forgery made by someone who had never seen the actual stamps and used the same illustration from some album as used for Forgery 02 (above right, for comparison), or else one of the forgers copied the other's forgery under the assumption that it was a genuine stamp. But they are different as may be ascertained by comparing, for instance, the shape of the "R" in "REIS".

Notice the lateral stroke-ornaments that never existed in the actual stamps.

33 lines counted across the center, versus 27 for Forgery 01.

2007-05-21, Joao-Manuel Mimoso
index of forgeries