Korean forgeries (V): 100 Mon printed 1884 – Never issued

Old Korea

The fifth stamp in this series is the 100 Mon. As with the 25 and 50 Mon stamps, this rose, white and blue stamp was never issued and therefore any stamp claiming to be postally used has a fake cancellation. The stamp is designated Scott #5 and Minkus #N5. The stamps were produced in 1884. Black and white images are from Brady-Tyler and colour images are from MikeG Canada (Stampboards) and other sources.

Genuine stamps

The Catalog Value as shown by Stampworld is 30 Euro for Mint. No Watermark and perforated 8½ to 10.

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Series on forgeries and fakes
This concludes the fifth installment in this series on Korean fakes and forgeries. All parts (plus other articles on forgeries) can be found through following the link for the tag “Fakes and forgeries”.


Barry Abbott
I'm 72 years of age and live with my wife in south-east Victoria I enjoy stamps in general and forgeries in particular

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