Relevant Links

Confederate Stamp Alliance The CSA was founded in 1935 and is a non-political organization dedicated to fraternity, research, and cooperation among collectors of Confederate stamps and postal history. Advantages include the CSA Authentication Service and an award winning quarterly journal, The Confederate Philatelist. An application for CSA membership may be downloaded by clicking on CSA application. Can't open PDF files? The PDF format is viewable with free software - Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have this, you can download it for free here.

CSA Authentication Service The CSA has operated an authentication service since it was formally organized October 1, 1945 as the CSA Authentication Committee. The first Chairman was Laurence L. Shenfield and the other committee members were August Dietz, Sr. and Stanley B. Ashbrook. In 2006, the name was changed to the CSA Authentication Service. Its purpose is to determine the authenticity of Confederate stamps and covers as well as the validity of Civil War period postal usages that pertain to the Confederate mail system. Postal forgeries of Confederate material date back to the 1860s and can be quite deceptive, thus authentication has become one of the primary missions of the Confederate Stamp Alliance. Applications for authentication are available on the site.

 

Confederate States of America Catalog and Handbook of Stamps and Postal History


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