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 Content Marketing Strategist 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.
Stay updated: Follow the American Philatelic Society on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, like our page on Facebook, and subscribe to our Youtube channel.
View More by Heidi Rhoades
President's Column: Our Hobby is for All ... The APS is Too
Pluses and Minuses Concerning the Future of Philately
Stamp Collecting Has Soothed Presidents, Can It Do The Same For You?
The Hobby of Kings... and Queens
Clara Barton — Angel of the Battlefield And Founder of the American Red Cross
A Bright Response to "Fading" Greeting Cards
What's the deal with Pen Cancels?!
Exploring Stamps: Olympic Stamps
Exploring Stamps: Rhinos & Kenya
2.20 Love Your Pet Day
Stamps Say it All: Happy Valentine's Day!
Pratt Institute: A history in stamp design
The Decade’s Most Memorable Stamps
Good for WE — Good for Philately! A Brief Women Exhibitors History
Visiting the Grand Canyon: Two Covers, One Inquisitive Mind and the Nexus of Social and Postal History
Carol Gordon, Cachetmaker
Jane Addams: Social Scientist and “Postmistress”
2020 Postal History Symposium - Call for Papers
Revisiting the two December 18, 1918, Westbound Airmail Flights from Bellefonte
For the Next Generation of Collectors: Diane Van Duzen on Mentorship and YPLF
Discover the Black Heritage Series: Part 4
Discover the Black Heritage Series: Part 3
Discover the Black Heritage Series: Part 2
Movie night is every night on the APS YouTube page!
8:00 P.M. Showing
25 Under 30, a New Kind of APS Membership
Scott English, Executive Director
Thomas Loebig, Chief Content Officer
Susanna Mills, Content Manager