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Item# 19810

CSA Catalog 6-U-1a, 5¢ blue right sheet margin single (Philadelphia) unofficial printing, ungummed as printed, Very Fine. Printed in black and a deceptive blue from a complete plate of 400 that was aboard the captured blockade runner Bermuda. Prints were made by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 1954 by Philip Ward. The stamp has a dull flat appearance. The outer frame line is slighter thicker than the genuine and the letters are not as thick. On most examples, Davis’ hair blends into the background. The printing plate is now in the Gross Gallery of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. $5.

Price: $5