ALFONSO XIII - BABY HEAD stamps of the PHILIPPINES

Forgeries

Babyhead Forgeries

F-001 Segui Forgery 5c deep blue green

Probably an attempted forgery of the 1896 5c blue green. The forgery was produced by Miguel Segui. It occurs imperforate and on thin opaque soft white or yellow paper. A few examples are known which include an imperforate block of four on white paper

 It is listed by Graus (1983). However, there are at least two varieties of this forgery, probably representing different cliches in the master block

Type 1 (described by Graus) and Type 2

Description  Forgery  Genuine 
The details of the upper right-hand ornamental cusps are unfilled, similar to cliché type II. However, the genuine 5c issue only occurs as cliché type I      
On Type 1 the vertical white line of upper left ornamental scroll is closed at base and the lower end does not protrude to the left      
The nose and upper lip are too white (the nose only has two horizontal dots for shading)    

The forgery is imperforate whereas the genuine issue is perforate. Genuine proofs do however exist imperforate
 

There are also other characteristic features to aid identification of these forgeries. Such as a flyspeck above”D” in ‘DE PESO’ (in Type 1), a line break on the inner line of the lower right cartouche and flyspecks on the bust (Types 1 and 2).

 

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Babyheads

Segui Forgery

 

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Zamboanga

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