Lynchburg 5c Stationery Provisional #2

Forgery Type 1 (Lynchburg #2F1)

Maker unknown. This has been termed a "reprint" by some. I believe it to be a forgery as it is not from an original electrotype. It usually shows up imprinted on a full envelope.

Type 1 Forgery characteristics: Type 1 Forgery colors seen:

a. no small white flaw in outer oval of design at bottom directly above "I" of "PAID"
b. solid black line forms left upright of the numeral "5" - white vertical line to the left of this
c. design very finely printed

a. 5c black on buff

Richard Frajola (October 9, 2001)