Nativos da Índia- falso 04
India Natives- forgery 04
F04 (10Reis, black)
F04 (10Reis, black) - "cancelled"

F04 (900 Reis violet)
Genuine 10 Reis Type II stamp

An attempt at a Type II forgery but notice the many mistakes, including the smaller size, the shape of the letters and the unstroked "C" of "SERVIÇO". The forgery has 40 background lines, against 44 in the genuine stamp.

Perforated and "cancelled" stamps may be misleading, particularly with heavy cancellations.

2007-05-21, Joao-Manuel Mimoso
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