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

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Benin Genuine« Back


1892 Benin, #1, Mint hinge remnant, Genuine

(1.) Prominent, noticeable overprint. (2.) Black shiny ink. (3.) Space between "I"-"N" measures exactly 1mm. (4.) Final upstroke of the "N" is bent to the left. (5.) Serrane identifies 4 types. This is type I with "B" broken at the bottom. (6.) Exp: APS cert. Notes: do. Ref: Serrane and Earee.


1892 Benin, #1, Mint no gum, Genuine

(1.) Prominent noticeable overprint. (2.) Black shiny ink. (3.) Space between the "I" - "N" measures exactly 1 mm. (4.) Final upstroke of the last "N" is bent to the left. (5.) Serrane identifies four types. This is type I with a broken bottom on the "B". (6.) Exp: PF cert. Notes: do. Ref: Serrane and Earee.