Confederate Blockade Postage #1 (Bogus)
25c to West Indies

Forgery Type 1 (Blockade #1B1)

Typographed on white bond paper, believed to have been produced in England or Europe. Pin perforated along faint dotted line. This has only been reported cancelled. Cancels on similar stamps from same manufacturer include boxed Charleston, boxed Galveston, boxed Wilmington, boxed Savannah and encircled Mobile.

Type 1 Forgery characteristics: Type 1 Forgery colors seen:

a. checkerboard top right corner has a filled square
b. solid line above "Blockade"

a. 25c brown

Richard Frajola (September 28, 2001)