A comparison of the genuine and forged examples
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1914 New Britain #1, Genuine

(1.) First setting of October 17, 1914. (2.) Ink of the surcharge is dark (black). (3.) The letters "G.R.I." are 3.3 mm tall. (4.) The space between the lines of the surcharge is 6 mm. (5.) The period after the denomination is farther away from the "d". (6.) Exp: APS certificate. (7.) Notes: do


1914 New Britain #16, Genuine

(1.) Second setting of December 16, 1914. (2.) The letters of "G.R.I." are 3.3 mm tall, the same as #1. (3.) The space between the lines of the surcharge is 5 mm. (4.) The period after the denomination is relatively far away from the "d". (5) Exp: APS certificate. (6.) Notes: do