On February 21, 1861, a Confederate post office system was instituted in
the Southern United States. By June 1, the Confederate postal system would
take over the collection and delivery of mail, as well as the task of
providing postage stamps to its customers. Confederate stamps were different
from Union stamps, which were high-quality prints that were created with
Confederate stamps were lithographed, and many of them were printed in
more than one color, by more than one printer. The first postage stamp
was issued by the Confederate States of America on October 16, 1861, and
it was a green, 5-cent stamp featuring the image of Jefferson Davis, the
president of the Confederacy. The Confederate stamps were produced by
various lithographers and engravers throughout the Civil War, and they
vary greatly in color, detail, and clarity.
If you’re interested in collecting Confederate
stamps in Rockville, MD, come see us at Coins of the Realm. We specialize in rare stamps, collectible
stamps, and Confederate stamps, and we offer free verbal stamp appraisals.
To learn more about our services, call us today at (301) 340-1640.