First Confederate Stamp
1861 5¢ Jefferson Davis
Own the first stamp issued by the Confederate States of America – and the only stamp to feature a sitting American President! Confederate President Jefferson Davis posed for a special photograph used to create CSA1 – marking the importance of the South’s first postage stamp.
Hoyer & Ludwig of Richmond, Virginia, used stone lithography (printing by stone) to create the Confederacy’s postage stamps. Lithography produces an individuality in stamps not found with other printing methods. Abnormalities can appear on some stamps in the same pane – making them of great interest to collectors.
CSA1 was engraved by Charles Ludwig, who used freehand drawing so each side of the stamp is unique, adding appeal for you as a collector. One can only imagine the history this postally used stamp may have seen and the message it may have conveyed. Add it to your collection – order today.