Korean forgeries (VI): 5 Poon issued July 1895 (1st Printing); 1897 (2nd Printing) etc.

Old Korea

The first stamp in this series is the 5 Poon. The stamp is designated Scott #6 and Minkus #3. Black and white images and data are from Brady-Tyler, Zirkel, G. La Francesca and colour images and data are from MikeG Canada (Stampboards), Florian Eichhorn, David Phillips, KSS and other sources.

Genuine stamps: left 1st Printing Yellow-green; small dot; right 2nd Printing Green; no dot; slightly thinner characters left and right.

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Series on forgeries and fakes
This concludes the sixth 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”.
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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

1 thought on “Korean forgeries (VI): 5 Poon issued July 1895 (1st Printing); 1897 (2nd Printing) etc.

  1. Hello Barry,

    the stamp shown as genuine from a ebay buy-it-now seller at “A $23.24 is also a forgery.
    It is from the good quality white meshed paper and clean perfs. More below You show two such examples with red overprints.

    regards
    Florian

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