Confederate Stamp Primer Online
by Patricia A. Kaufmann
Confederate Stamp Primer Online is a basic guide for those who
don't have access to classic philatelic literature on the subject
or for those who do, but would like a quick online reference.
You may view just the section in which you are interested or
read it systematically from one page to the next. This primer
deals only with stamps and not the vast area of postal history.
For an overview of postal history of the Confederacy, see The Rebel Post in the Articles section on this website. Of particular interest
may be the section "Trouble Spots" at the bottom of this page,
a guide to determining the difference between stamps of similar
design, as well as tips and illustrations of commonly encountered
#1 - 5¢
green, Jefferson Davis
#2 - 10¢
blue, Thomas Jefferson
#3 - 2¢ green, Andrew Jackson
blue, Jefferson Davis
rose, Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson Davis - London
Jefferson Davis - Richmond
CSA #8 - 2¢ red, Andrew Jackson
Jefferson Davis -T-E-N
Jefferson Davis - Frame Line
Jefferson Davis - type I
Jefferson Davis - type II
green, George Washington
#14 - 1¢
orange, John C. Calhoun
section covers some common
problems for those new to collecting Confederates, such as identifying
Scott CSA-11 from CSA-12, the London print from the Local print,
altered plate reprint questions and more.
Also see the CSA Authentication link on this website for a large section of counterfeits, fakes, facsimiles, forgeries and reprints.
to easily tell the difference between a CSA-11 and CSA-12
When is a TEN a NINE? Confederate look-a-likes and forgeries
of the Confederate Frame Line
- a dilemma!
How to tell the difference between CSA-6 (London Print), CSA-7 (Richmond Print) and the New York counterfeit