Inked Print: United States Postal Counterfeits Illustrated
By H.K. Petschel
Nonfiction, 104 pages, 11" x 8.5" softcover
ISBN 978-1-495967-94-8 • $40
Conventional wisdom states that the first U.S. Postal counterfeit appeared in 1894. Maybe this was the first ... maybe not. Inked Print: United States Postal Counterfeits Illustrated provides reproductions of scores of historical counterfeits and an amazing collection of rare and original documents cataloging the product of the crime of stamp counterfeiting.
As a postal inspector, author H.K. Petschel investigated many of the postal counterfeits in the 1970s and authored the manual for counterfeit investigations for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. He has written and published numerous articles to bring national attention to the problem of postal counterfeits. The author of Spurious Stamps, Stamp Counterfeiting: The Evolution of an Unrecognized Crime, and Stamp Counterfeiting: The Perfect Crime, he has long been recognized as an authority in the field. Today he lives in Sandpoint, Idaho, where he continues to research stamp counterfeiting when not exploring the Western mountains or Canadian north.
H.K. Petschel was featured on The Cheri Hill Show that aired Sept. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas on KLAV 1230 AM and Sept. 21, 2014, in Reno on 99.1FM Talk. Listen to the podcast using the link below.