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KURUNEGALA, Ceylon postmark on forged ST. VINCENT stamp
1899 QV 5/- green & blue (SG.75, Cat.170 used), a forgery believed to have been cleverly executed by the Belgian forger Smeets by bleaching out the design of used copies of the 1886 Ceylon QV 5c dull purple (SG.195) to a give a "blank" CA wmk P.14 stamp; only immediately given away by the indelible ink KURUNEGALA (Ceylon) and MR 24 95 dated cds which could not be removed.
Few examples show trace of original design in the value tablet.
£100
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Country: Ceylon Clear
Subject: QV reign Clear

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