CSA #4 – A Symbol of Confederate Ingenuity
Acquire the scarce 1863 5¢ Confederate stamp and get tangible proof of Southern determination and resourcefulness.
Faced with limited resources during the Civil War, the South used stone lithography to produce its first postage stamps. The process involves the use of a grease-based medium on a stone surface. When ink is applied, the natural repulsion of grease and water creates a pattern.
One of the two stones used to create CSA#4 – depicting Confederate President Jefferson Davis – was also used to print CSA#1. As such, they are the first stamps issued on American soil to feature a living president.
As you might expect, this stamp will have small flaws – saving you off Mystic’s U.S. Stamp Catalog price without interfering with its beauty or desirability.
Someone lovingly preserved these scarce stamps throughout America’s most tragic war and the following century. Now it’s your turn to cherish this historically significant stamp. Order yours today.