400,000 Printed –Over 140 Years Ago!
CSA #14 survived the Civil War in mint-fresh condition! Now you can own this direct tie to America’s most tragic war.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, the Union controlled most of the federal agencies – including the postal service. The Confederate States of America rushed to produce their own postage stamps.
CSA #14 features John Calhoun of South Carolina, vice-president under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. An advocate of slavery, Calhoun argued that each state was self-governing – endearing him to the Southern states and earning a place on the new 1¢ postage stamp.
Intended to satisfy the planned 1¢ drop letter rate, CSA #14 was printed and delivered to the Confederate government. However, the cost of fighting the Civil War forced the actual drop letter rate to 2¢ before the Confederate Postal Service began operating. The entire supply of 400,000 unused CSA #14 stamps was discovered after the war ended.
The 1¢ Calhoun stamp is an important part of U.S. history. Own this scarce stamp in mint condition – order right away.