Own a Scarce Confederate Postmasters’ Provisional
Southern Postmasters Rallied in the Midst of Chaos
As the Civil War loomed, the federal government ended postal service to the South. While the new Confederate government struggled to provide basic services, local postmasters issued provisional stamps for use in their cities. These provisional stamps were generally in use between June 1, 1861 when the use of United States Stamps stopped in the Confederacy, and October 16, 1861, when the first Confederate government stamps were issued.
Postmaster John Riddell of New Orleans engraved his own stamp design on wood from which stereotypes were made – allowing mail in the bustling port city to continue.
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