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Austria — Scott 127, Franz Josef

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One of these Austrian stamps is genuine. Can you tell the difference?
If you are having trouble, see the "hints" and answer below.

         



Hints:

  1. In the genuine the central portrait of Franz Josef is engraved, the perf is 12½ a 12 ½, and the lettering below the 10s is clear.
  2. In the forgery the central portrait is lithograph and the stamp perf is 12 x 12. The lettering below the 10s isn’t as clear with the “E” in “MOSER” looking more like an “L”.

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