Pane of 100 6-cent Eisenhower counterfeit stamps turned over to postal inspectors during a 1981 investigation. These counterfeits from 1970-1972 are blue-black, unlike the original stamp’s dark blue gray color. The perforations are different (measuring 10-1/2 rather than 11 x 10-1/2). They also noticeably have a flatter finish and general loss of detail, particularly in the eyes, lips, and shadowed areas, due to the offset lithography method.
Museum ID: 2013.2011.149.1