Confederate Blockade Postage #2 (Bogus)
50c to West Indies

Forgery Type 1 (Blockade #2B1)

Typographed on white bond paper, believed to have been produced in England or Europe. Pin perforated along faint dotted line or imperforate. 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 open square
b. solid line above "Blockade"

a. 50c green
b. 50c black on scarlet

Richard Frajola (September 28, 2001)