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1873, Iceland, #1, Genuine

(1.) Watermark 112 (crown). (2.) perforated 14 x 13.5. (3.) Dot over the "i" of "Iceland" is a little to the right. (4.) There is a dot over the "O" of "POST__". (5.) There are 24 vertical lines in the upper left triangle. (6.) The upper right triangle has 26 lines. (7.) The lower left triangle has 28 lines. (8.) The lower right triangle has 24 lines. (9.) Exp: APS cert. Notes: do. Ref: Rev. Earee.