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

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Griqualand West Genuine« Back


1874, Griqualand West, Scott #1, Genuine

(1.) Base stamp is Cape of Good Hope #17. (It has a frame line around the stamp.) (2.) Dark red manuscript surcharge. (3.) Exp:APS cert. 113882. Notes:do.


1874, Griqualand West, Scott #1, Another genuine example

(1.) Base stamp is Cape of Good Hope #17. (It has a frame line around the stamp.) (2.) Dark red manuscript surcharge. (3.) Exp:APS cert. 186279. Notes:do.