Example of Illegal Stamp Usage

[Illegal Stamp Use]

This is the image of a picture postcard that has passed through the U.S. mails illegally in 1943. The reason for this is the use of a War Savings Stamp to pay the first class postage for the card. These savings stamps were supposed to be pasted into special books that could be exchanged for War Bonds, and were invalid for postage. I find these types of covers to be fascinating.

There are more illegal usages at:

Copyright © 2014 Robert Swanson

Based on Code by Louis Lazaris. See article and original inspiration.

More Links

Stamps and Postal History Information

Contact Info

Return to Swanson Home Page

**** If you can read this text, your browser is not supporting Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). You may be running a text-only browser, or perhaps an older browser version. It is also possible that you have disabled Javascript (Netscape). If you wish to see this page with all formatting in place, upgrade your browser, and/or enable Javascript. Sorry for the inconvenience. ****

Valid XHTML 1.0!