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

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Hungary Genuine« Back


1871, Hungary #1, Genuine

(1.) Lithographed. (2.) Perforated, 9 x 9.5 x 9.5 x 9.25 (called 9.5 in Scott catalogs). (3.) Big, bushy beard. (4.) Exp: do.


1871, Hungary #7, Genuine

(1.) Engraved. (2.) Perforated 9.25 all around (called 9.5 in Scott catalogs). The re-prints are perforated at 11.5. (3.) Small, skimpy beard compared to #1. (4.) Exp: do.