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UNITED STATES CONFEDERATE STATES LOCALS New Orleans - Victoria and miscelleanous

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Local issues in the Confederate States were issued in (1861): Athens, Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Bridgeville, Charleston, Danville, Emory, Fredericksburg, Galatin, Gollad, Gonzales, Greenville, Greenwood, Grove Hill, Halletsville, Helena, Independence, Jetersville, Kingston, Knoxville, Lenoir, Livingston, Lynchburg, Macon, Marion, Memphis, Mobile, Mt. Lebanon, Nashville, New Orleans, New Smyrna, Petersburg, Pittsylvania Court House, Pleasant Shade, Rheatown, Salem, Spartanburg, Tellico Plains, Uniontown and Victoria. Information on forgeries and bogus issues can be found on http://www.rfrajola.com/csa/csaindex.htm or at http://members.home.com/kr.baker/csa/fakes/ (Kevin Baker) or at http://www.jlkstamps.com/webpage/index1.htm

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New Orleans

Genuine? Genuine? Genuine, image obtained from Kevin Baker Genuine, image obtained from Kevin Baker


(reduced sizes)

1861 inscription 'New Orleans POST OFFICE J.L.RIDDELL
  2 c blue
  2 c red
  5 c brown
  5 c brown on blue
  5 c red
  5 c red on blue

Forgeries exist, examples, see also http://members.home.com/kr.baker/csa/fakes/ (Kevin Baker's site, with thanks to Kevin for letting me use some of his images).

First forgery:

The above forgeries must be the ones mentioned in Album weeds, there should be a dot between 'NEW' and 'ORLEANS' and not a '-' as in this stamp. Furthermore, in the genuine stamps, the 'O' of 'ORLEANS' is not filled in as it is here.

Taylor forgeries:

Taylor forgery, image obtained from Kevin Baker with permission
(Taylor forgery)

This is a forgery made by Taylor. The 'EW' of 'NEW' should touch the oval, but it doesn't in this stamp (see blue arrows in aobove picture for details). The ornament just above the 'P' of 'POST' is a dot, but it should be a triangle. The ornaments above the first 'L' of 'RIDDELL' are not as in the genuine stamps. The white circle below the tip of the '2' is complete and not broken as in the genuine stamps. There is a large serif at the top of the 'S' of 'CENTS'. The ornament in the lower right corner doesn't have coloured lines in it and finally there is no dot behind 'RIDDELL'.

Taylor forgery, image obatained with permission from Kevin Baker
(Taylor forgery of the 5 c)

Another Taylor forgery of the 5 c is shown above. The ornament at the left bottom has four small leaves, all spread apart. There is no thin arched line between the circle and the word 'PAID'. Finally, the word 'CENTS' has a very large serif at the top of the 'S'.

Upham forgeries:

Image obtained with permission from Kevin Baker's site
(Upham forgeries)

The above stamps are Upham counterfeits, there is a big space between the 'O' and the 'S' of 'POST' (see the red arrows in the picture on the right hand side). The 'S' leans too far to the right. The left upper ornament is touching the label with 'J.L. Riddell', in the genuine stamp it doesn't. The ornament in the lower left corner looks like a hand, it's therefore called the 'waving hand forgery'. The thin leaf at the bottom doesn't touch the circle above it. The ornament at the right upper corner had four small leaves pointing upwards. Finally, there is no thin arched line between the circle and the word 'PAID'.

Forgery!
Another forgery


(5 c lilac forgery, reduced size)

Postcard?:

5 c blue, (postcard?)

New Smyrna

(Sorry, no picture available yet)

  5 c black
  10 on 5 c black

Petersburg (Virginia)


(Genuine, images obtained from a Siegel auction)

  5 c red

10 different types exist of this stamp.

Forgeries:

Non issued stamp or forgery?

Forgery!

All the above stamps are forgeries, the row of trefoils above 'W.E.BASS,P.M' should point in the other direction (according to Album Weeds, however one of the genuine stamps from the Siegel auction has this as well).

Pittsylvania Court House


(I'm not sure if this stamp is genuine)

 5 c red

Pleasant Shade


(genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  5 c blue

Non issued stamp?
(Bogus issue)

Rheatown, inscription 'D.PENCE.P.M. PAID 5 Rheatown, Tenn'


(Genuine, reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  5 c red

Forgeries exist, example:

Other stamp that I do not quite trust:

Salem 'PAID 5'


(Genuine on envelope, reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  5 c black

Spartanburg


(Image obtained from a Siegel auction)


(Genuine on letter, reduced sizes, images obtained from a Siegel auction)

  5 c black 
  5 c black on blue

The '5' was printed seperately in these stamps.

Tellico Plains


(Reduced size, genuine, images obtained from a Siegel auction)

  5 c red
  10 c red

I have my doubts about the next stamp:

Union Town, inscription 'C-S-A POSTAGE PAID UNIONTOWN'

Obtained from a Siegel auction
(Genuine, reduced sizes, images obtained from a Siegel auction and http://www.webuystamps.com/provision.htm )

  2 c green on grey
  5 c green
  5 c green on grey
  10 c red on grey
  10 c green on grey

Victoria


(Genuine, images obtained from a Siegel auction)

  5 c red
  10 c red

Forgery! Forgery!
(wrong colours, forgeries!)


Postal Stationery

Examples:

Galveston


(Galveston Tex Paid 10 and Paid 5, no city name, probably both forgeries)


(Genuine Galveston cover, image obtained from a Siegel auction)


(Forgery of an envelope from Salem N.C.)

Columbia S.C. (only envelopes were issued)

Genuine?


Zoom - ins of the above envelope, probably genuine

Forgery Phantasy issue

Forgery! Forgery!

  5 c blue on different colours (envelopes)

Jonesboro, inscription 'J.E.Williams Paid'


(forgery?)


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