Confederate Blockade Postage #1 (Bogus)
$1 to West Indies

Forgery Type 1 (Blockade #3B1)

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 open square
b. solid line above "Blockade"

a. $1 red

Richard Frajola (September 28, 2001)