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

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May 1851, Denmark, Scott #1a, First printing (by Ferslew)

(1.) Engraved burelage running upper left to lower right. (2.) Watermark 111 (small crown). (3.) Hyphen after "Post". (4.) Pointed front on the "2". (5.) Exp: Kaiser cert. Exp: Moller cert. Notes: do.


August 1852, Denmark, Scott #1, Second printing (by Thiele)

(1.) Typographed burelage running from the upper left to the lower right. (2.) Watermark 111 (small crown). (3.) Hyphen after "Post". (4.) Pointed front on the "2". (5.) Exp: do.


1866, Official reprint, Denmark, Facit #1N3

(1.) White paper. (some, #1N2 and #1N3, are on yellow paper. (2.) Without burelage. (some, #1N2 and #1N4 have burelage). (3.) Without gum. (4.) Front of the "2" is pointed. (5.) Exp: do.


1851 (April 1), Denmark, #2a, Genuine, First printing, by Ferslew

(1.) Engraved burelage. (2.) Issued one month before #1a and over one year before #1, this is really the first stamp of Denmark. (3.) Exp:do. Ref: Scott catalog.