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NAAmodel#240
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posted 02-08-2019 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NAAmodel#240   Click Here to Email NAAmodel#240     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This vintage envelope with a real stamp is sold on eBay as a replica. The offering says so but nowhere on the merchandise. To the untrained eye (or even a semi-trained one) it looks pretty genuine. The circle date stamp and signature look decent. The customized addressee is whoever you want. I picked Gilruth but I probably should have picked Shade, Riser or Flick.
18 U.S. Code ยง 503 - Postmarking stamps

Whoever forges or counterfeits any postmarking stamp, or impression thereof with intent to make it appear that such impression is a genuine postmark, or makes or knowingly uses or sells, or possesses with intent to use or sell, any forged or counterfeited postmarking stamp, die, plate, or engraving, or such impression thereof, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

The seller handles the postmark a number of ways. Sometimes without a year, sometimes with crowded and easy to spot lettering, and sometimes reproducing a previously created one. I plan to contact eBay.

thisismills
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posted 02-08-2019 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thisismills   Click Here to Email thisismills     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is quite silly to fabricate the cancellation as there is no shortage of clean, vintage, unaddressed FDCs from the Cape on eBay for $1 or less.

NAAmodel#240
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posted 02-08-2019 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NAAmodel#240   Click Here to Email NAAmodel#240     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agreed. That said they also offer repros of Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 1 crew, etc., on vintage paper. Their repro Hancock cut square is on paper from 1770. Once it passes through a hand or two (or estate sale) we will be sorry we didn't say anything.

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