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Partagas Serie D No. 4


Original band
Partagas Serie D No. 4

This band goes on just one Partagas size, the Serie D. No. 4 robusto. Its most distinctive quality is its raised, shadowed lettering, which, depending on the quality of your monitor, may or not be apparent online. The dull gold lettering and horizontal lines almost fade into the red background.


Counterfeit purchased in Tel Aviv

Counterfeit purchased in Tel Aviv
This counterfeit, like many fake D4s, has coloring that's far brighter than the genuine article. The raised borders and lettering fail to match the exactitude of the original and, while it may be difficult to detect online, the gold coloring bleeds into the red in several areas.
Counterfeit purchased in Spain

Counterfeit purchased in Spain
The scale and positioning of the elements of this fake are dead-on, but the coloring is way off. The gold is too shiny and the red has a neon quality. While the borders and the lettering are raised, they aren't quite as precise as the original.