Memphis 5c Provisional #2

Forgery Type 4 (Memphis #2F4)

Cut from J. W. Scott catalog (1886 version at left) used to produce a forgery.

Type 4 Forgery characteristics: Type 4 Forgery colors seen:

a. bottom stroke of "E" of "MEMPHIS no small triangle at tip.
b. outline of numeral "5" broken at foot
c. right side of design not trimmed short

a. 5c black
b. 5c red (shades)
c. 5c red on horizontal laid
d. 5c carmine (shades)
e. 5c carmine on blue horizontal laid
f.  5c green

Richard Frajola (October 1, 2001)