Confederate States of America
Postal History
Fakes, Phonies, Forgeries

Substituted Stamp

20c Green with Indistinguishable Postmark
Original Stamp Removed and 20c Green Substituted

Another common method of faking CSA covers is to take a genuine cover, remove the common cheaper stamp and substitute it with a much more expensive stamp to enhance its value. On the above cover, the original stamp was removed and replaced with the 20c Green. We know this because on close examination the postmark on the cover does not match the postmark on the stamp. Also the outline of the prior stamp can be seen to the right of the current stamp (outlined in red). A dangerous fake which could easily stand up to a cursory examination.

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