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

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Shanghai Genuine« Back

Scan of the illustration of a genuine #1 from S.Frumkin's book. A genuine stamp must match this illustration in every detail.

(1.) There is a double outline at the top of the dragon's head between the eyes and the horns. (2.) All the tips of the horns touch the inner frame line above them.