Variety 12 IV
|12 CENT variation IV|
First mark is the dot under the C of CENT.
|drop hanging on the line under C of CENT|
|two dots after the 12|
The 'oddity' is to be found in the right top corner, in the decoration under the rosetta.
It's not easy to find a good example of this fifth type. In most cases, the district number is near this spot. Especially with a two digit district number, it becomce difficult. On top of that, often a regular cancel hides the variation too.
|12 Cent - variety 5|
Left of it, towards the central picture of the stamp, is a second line, parallel to the decoration,
and left of that, is a frame line of the complete ornament.
These 3 lines are supposed to be parallel to each ohter, in this type however, it's not.
|detail 12 Cent - Variety 5|
|closer detail of the 12 Cent - Variation 5|
It looks like the middle stroke is not a line, but a stylish "q"
Variety 12 VI
The sixth variation can be recognised by looking to the X in Mexico and the bottom stroke of the 1 in 12 is lifted up.
|variation VI - two characteristics|
|detail variation VI - 12 Cent|
It is pointing upwards in stead of being a flat line.
|uplifted 'serif' at the bottom of the 1 in 12|
VI (orange) - V - (light blue) and VI (light green)
to be continued...