Confederate States of America
Postal History
Fakes, Phonies, Forgeries

Added Stamp

10c Blue Type II Keatinge & Ball
Fayetteville NC 28 FEB 1862

What's wrong with this cover? It looks like a good cover with a genuine stamp and a genuine postmark. For one thing, the stamp is not tied. For another, the postmark is clearly dated 1862. The stamp is unmistakably a Keatinge & Ball printing which was not available until OCT 1864. Therefore, the stamp cannot be original to the cover. Beware the untied stamp, and know your dates.

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