Confederate States of America
Postal History
Fakes, Phonies, Forgeries

Added Stamp & Phony Postmark

5c Blue London Print Houston, Tex
Folded Business Letter Complete

Folded Business Letter dated 26 DEC 1862. The cover appears at first glance to be a Houston, Tex Overpaid Drop Letter.

The only problem is that the stamp has been added, and the postmark is a complete fake -- not a very well done one at that as it does not even remotely resemble a genuine Houston postmark. The letter itself is genuine and was probably hand delivered.

Taking a period letter or envelope and adding stamps and contriving phony postmarks is another common way of producing fake postal history.

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