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Is This Canal Zone Cover For Real?

 
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Posted 05/16/2013   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add smauggie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is an Air Mail cover

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1929-LINDBE...t_1974wt_904

Some things about it are for real. It is an FAM 5 Trip 2 Airmail Cover. The rubber-stamp cachet is correct.

The stamps are genuine.

But I have to say those red handstamps were made with the kind of modern self-inking stamps they make nowadays. I have never seen a FAM 5 trip 2 cover with red "Charles Lindberg, Pilot" handstamps on it.

The rubber stamp cachet was very light in places, and someone touched it up, making it look fakey.
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Posted 05/16/2013   2:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe the stamp company it was sent to add them to spice the cover up.
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Posted 05/16/2013   2:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hehe, spice it up. I like it. :D

I guess I answered my own question. Yes, it is for real, but altered.
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Posted 05/16/2013   3:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doug2222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You might check and see if the red handstamp fluoresces under UV light.

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