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1866, Serbia Scott #1, Genuine

(1.) Paper colored through. (2.) 77 pearls around the central circle. (3.) The upper spandrels contain 11 thick horizontal lines of background shading, the lowest ones only dots or missing, (4.) The lower spandrels contain 13 similar lines. (5.) There are 9 pearls in an arch over the crown. (6.) The little cross over the crown is nearly upright and points to the right vertical stroke of the letter above it. (7.) The letters of the upper inscription stand on the 2nd horizontal line from the top. (8.) the letters of the value fit nicely between the 1st and 3rd lines from the bottom. (10.) Exp: do. Ref: Earee