APS volunteers, Darlene and Leonard piqued our interest when they brought this cover in; circa May, 1970 from Portugal sent to San Diego, marked "Recovered from the Sea". Covers with markings like this one can fetch substantial dollars, but is it authentic? This mini-series explores whether it is or, if it's a philatelic fraud.
Heidi Rhoades is the Grassroots and Community Specialist at the American Philatelic Society. In addition to running the APS social media platforms, Heidi also creates and markets APS services, membership, and news digitally. Rhoades is the producer and host of APS Stamp Chat and other evolving media relating to the hobby.
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