1st gold ... /wo overlay (S10)


Also forged are used copies of DLR
1st-class security stamps without the
overprint but with type 2 cuts with narrow
gaps and dated 2008–09. 

This type
of cutter was first used by De La Rue on
13 February 2009 and was not available
when the genuine stamps were
printed.  It was not necessary for the forger to
find a means of removing the overprint;
he simply applied fake security cuts to
genuine pre-security used stamps.

- Douglas Myall  HB4