Defining Characteristics of Confederate Stamps

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 engraved plates.

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.

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