Grenada KG6 2½d – the scarce perf 12½x13½ – forgery

The 2½d bright blue exists with perforation 12½x13½. This is rare mint and scarce used. SG list it (SG157a) at £11,000 mint and £190 used. (The common version sg157 is perf 12½ and worth very little – cat 30p).

We were offered a rare mint one at an attractive price but declined it - we spotted it was a forgery. This forgery and a genuine used SG157a are shown below.

Grenada 2½d

Forged side perfs            Genuine

It pays to be vigilant.