A comparison of the genuine and forged examples
of first issue stamps from selected countries

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There are two printings of Nos. 1-10, one on grayish paper, the other on thin white paper. Both have yellowish gum. The white paper examples are worth 5 times that of the grayish paper examples.

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1919 Azerbaijan #1, Genuine, Gray paper

(1.) Gray paper


1919 Azerbaijan #1, Genuine, White paper

(1.) White paper.