Lynchburg, Virginia 5c Provisional #1

Genuine (Lynchburg #1, Scott catalog #52X1)

The genuine stamps were printed from an electrotype, press printed as needed. Dietz catalog is misleading regarding the reprints. There are no reprints from original electrotype. See forgery types.

#1 Genuine characteristics: #1 Genuine colors seen:

a. white flaw in flag of numeral "5" directly under the "D" of "PAID"
b. no periods after initials "R" and "H"

a. 5c blue (shades)

#1 Genuine varieties:

var a. 5c short transfer (bottom portion of design not printed, see Caspary sale)

Richard Frajola (October 9, 2001)