Return To Catalogue - China 1894-1897
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Genuine stamps are perforated 12 and have watermark 'Shell'.
Watermark 'Shell' on a genuine 24 c stamp
Examples of forgeries:
Forgeries, possibly made by the same forger (most likely Kamigata). All with very wide margins and badly perforated:
These forgeries might have been made by the Japanese stamp forger Kamigata.
This forgery of the 2 c has inscription 'Cnn', I have also seen it in brighter green. I've seen this forgery with a circular 'IMITATION' cancel. This forgery was most likely made by Kamigata.
Some modern 'Hialeah' forgeries of these stamps (named after the town they come from), generated with a scanner and printer (offered in large quantities on Ebay):
I don't thrust this stamp, it is probably a forgery.