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Fakes and Forgeries

Study of Philatelic Forgeries of Iran

c. 1879 - 1880 Second Portrait Issue Forgeries

5 Shahis forgery

The origin of these forgeries is not known. The only examples known were made for the Five Chahis or Five Krans in four different colors. These are also very crude and can simply be identified. Apparently they have been printed in sheets of 25 or possibly larger. Some specimens exist with double perforations with different gauges (shown in the picture below) with no obvious reason.

1879-80 Forgeries

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fake sheet



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