Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers
9 OCT 2001

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Below are some excellent questions that have been asked through this website. I have posted the questions and my answers here so that all the collectors browsing the site can see them. Perhaps these answers will be of some assistance.

  1. I have a CSA #11 stamp perforated in gauge 8 1/2. How can I be sure if it is genuine or not?
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  2. How can I tell the difference between CSA #6 and CSA #7 on London (De La Rue) Paper? I know they are considered to be different stamps, but they look the same to me.
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  3. Can you make some comments with regard to the condition of Confederate Stamps particularly with regard to the gum? I like to collect Original Gum Never Hinged stamps but find that is next to impossible with regards to Confederate stamps.
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  4. I am having trouble trying to identify CSA #11 from CSA #12 and also trying to identfy which are the Archer and Daly printings and which are the Keatinge & Ball printings. Can you explain the differences?
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  5. How do you tell the difference between the Paterson and the Hoyer & Ludwig printings of the CSA #2?
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  6. I have not been able to find any real information about the CSA stamps that are showing up on E-Bay described as "Unissued Confederate Stamps." One looks like the 5c Jefferson Davis #6 but is a 10c value and is in various colors. The other looks like the John C. Calhoun #14 but is a 2c value in green. I cannot find these stamps in my catalog. Can you tell us something about these stamps?
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  7. Would you please explain the significance of the "Old Point Comfort" cancels on Civil War mail?
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  8. In the Scott Catalog, the value for CSA #8 and CSA #13 is much higher for a used stamp than for a mint stamp. Would you discuss this difference in catalog values and also comment on the fake cancels seen on these stamps?
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  9. I would like to start a Collection of CSA Stamps and Covers. Can you give some advice as to how one goes about starting such a collection?
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E-mail your Question: jlkcsa@aol.com

If you have a question about a specific stamp or cover, please include a scan of the item with your question. I cannot make comments about specific items unless I can see what it looks like. Also, "How much is it worth?" or "What is its Value?" type questions cannot and will not be answered based on an E-mail with or without an attached scan. Proper valuation can only be done with the stamp or cover in hand for a direct examination for authenticity and condition.

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