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Western Australia


Western Australia Genuine


1854 Western Australia, #1 vertical pair, Genuine

W. Australia

(1.) The two points of the "W" are cut off square at the bottom.
(2.) The top limb of the first "E" in Western is much longer than the middle one.
(3.) The center of the "O" of Postage is a pointed oval.
(4.) The top of the first "A" of Australia broad and square.
(5.) The "U" of Australia is rounded at the bottom.
(6.) The bottom limb in the "E" of One is much longer than the top limb.
(7.) The letter labels are not a solid color but have a white lattice work in them which can be seen between the letters, especially before the "P" of Postage where it appears as a "W" laid on its side.
(8.) The first and last letters of Australia are very close to the ends of the label.
(9.) "Swan" watermark.
(10.) Exp: APS certificate. (11.) Notes: do
(12.) Ref: Rev. Earee.

Western Australia Forgery


Western Australia #1, Forgery, Described by Rev. Earee

W. Australia

(1.) The left lower point of the "W" of Western is more pointed than the genuine.
(2.) Both the "W" and the "S" are misshapen in relation to the genuine.
(3.) The top limb of the first "E" in Western is not much longer than the middle one.
(4.) The center of the "O" in Postage is a rounded oval rather than a pointed one.
(5.) The top of the first "A" in Australia is much more narrow than on the genuine.
(6.) The bottom of the "U" in Australia is not as rounded as the genuine.
(7.) The bottom limb of the word "One" is not much longer than the top limb as in the genuine.
(8.) A figure resembling a "W" laid on its side does not appear before the "P" of Postage as in the genuine.
(9.) The last "A" in Australia is not as near to the end of the label as it is in the genuine.
(10.) No watermark. (11.)
Exp: do
(12.) Ref: Rev. Earee