Arago: Handstamped Paids

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Handstamped Paids

Until the Confederate government provided adhesive stamps, some postmasters created their own adhesives. Some postmasters reverted to the pre-stamp period practice of stamping the word "Paid" with the appropriate rate on the envelope, a procedure made obsolete by the first issuance of stamps in 1847. Postmasters either crafted new handstamps, resurrected old pre-adhesive U.S. handstamps which rates corresponded to the new five- and ten-cent Confederate rates, or altered pre-war “Paid 3” handstamps to the new, higher Confederate rates.


Additional Records
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  • Confederate cover handstamped Paid 10
  • Confederate cover handstamped Paid 5
  • Confederate handstamp Paid 10
  • Confederate handstamp Paid 10
  • Confederate handstamp Paid 10
  • Confederate handstamp Paid 10
  • Confederate handstamp Paid 5
  • Confederate handstamp Paid 5
  • Confederate handstamp Paid 5
  • Confederate handstamp Paid 5
  • Confederate handstamp Paid 5
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