Jarrett's Fakes

Fake Annapolis, Maryland, postmaster’s provisional handstamp
This fake Annapolis, Maryland, postmaster’s provisional handstamp was confiscated from Henry Jarrett.
This fake Annapolis, Maryland, postmaster’s provisional
handstamp was confiscated from Henry Jarrett.
In the 1930s, Henry Jarrett tried to sell a fake Annapolis, Maryland, postmaster's provisional stamp to a prominent philatelist. The collector became suspicious and notified postal inspectors. During a raid on Jarrett's residence in Pennsylvania, the inspectors found fake stamp dies, inks, and paper samples. To make matters worse, when Jarrett was arrested he had a bogus stamp die in his pocket.

As a result of the evidence gathered, Jarrett was tried in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. After lengthy deliberations, the jury decided that Jarrett was guilty. He was sentenced to one year in jail and fined $2,000.

A fake cover created by Henry Jarrett
A fake cover created by Henry Jarrett.
A fake cover created by Henry Jarrett.