My own primary Confederate Postal History collecting interest has been in the area of the Confederate Patriotic Covers
which show the Confederate Flag. I first organized my CSA Patriotic
Collection into a 2-Frame exhibit in 1990 and showed it for the first
time at the Confederate Stamp Alliance Convention in Nashville, Tenn
(NASHPEX '90) where the exhibit was awarded a Silver Medal and the CSA
Van Dyke MacBride Award. Since that first experience with exhibiting, I
continued to expand the collection into a 48 Page 3-Frame exhibit which
was shown at various CSA Conventions over the next several years. The
exhibit was last shown at the St. Louis Stamp Expo in 1996. During
those intervening years, the exhibit received a number of Silver Medals
as well as one Vermeil Medal awarded at VAPEX '95 (Virginia Beach, Va).
The exhibit also was the recipient of a number of Confederate Stamp
Alliance Awards including the Van Dyke MacBride Award and the William
G. Bogg Award. The "Stars and Bars" exhibit has now been retired and
will not be shown again at any stamp exhibitions.
Instead, I have posted the entire 48-Page "Stars and Bars" Exhibit
here at my web site for the collectors to browse through at their
leisure and enjoy. This simple CSA Patriotic Cover Collection and
Exhibit took 15 years to form. The pages displayed have been
reformatted to better display on the screen, but they contain exactly
the same text, data, and composition as the original exhibit pages.
I hope that you enjoy the exhibit as much as I enjoyed putting it
together. Just click the link below to begin viewing the exhibit.