Memphis 2c Provisional #1

Genuine (Memphis #1, Scott catalog #56X1)

Printed from electrotypes in a form of fifty subjects (five across, ten down). Tete-beche pairs exist that are cross gutter examples from sheet of 100 subjects (form struck twice on sheet).

#1 Genuine characteristics: #1 Genuine colors seen:

a. diamond in "D" of "PAID"

a. 2c blue on thin white paper


#1 Genuine varieties:

var a. 2c cracked plate (positions 16 - illustrated above, 17, and 18)

(not illustrated)

var b. 2c large part of design missing at right (positions 5, 10, 15, 20 and 50)

Richard Frajola (October 1, 2001)