Now the high value of the set - the 100 Mon.
Again the first stamp is genuine & I am fortunate to have examples of all 5 different Kamigata forgeries
Genuine. The pink background color is reproduced only on the better forgeries.
The main areas to check are the Yin Yang and the Korean character at 5 o'clock.
The first of the forgeries- Type A
Note the badly lopsided Yin Yang and the Korean character at 5 o'clock is incorrectly formed.
Type B was supposed to be an improvement
But the Yin Yang is still lopsided and now the Korean character at 5 o'clock that resembled a monkey mask in forgery A is now missing the side bars. A spelling mistake in the Korean
Type C is better, but while the Korean inscription is correct, now the English is wrong
'COAEAN' plus the right side of the Yin Yang has a blue outline to the outer circle.
Tyde D is another improvement, however the 'Monkey Mask' has returned at 5 o'clock, and the blue outline on the Yin Yang is still there.
Finally he got it right with Type E.
This is an excellent forgery- the colors are close, the perfs are good- just the cancel is wrong.
In the next post I will show more details to identify this Type E 100 Mon.