Patriotic Cover Richland Station, Ten 1861

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History needs to be studied and understood so that the people of today can learn from history and learn from the people who lived the history so that the mistakes of history are not repeated. This Confederate philatelic website, which is totally non-political and non-sectarian and exisits only for the study of the Civil War period stamps and postal systems of a major event in American history, has been continuously operational since February 1997. Over the years, this website has grown into a major source of Confederate Civil War Stamps, Postal History (Covers), and Currency for both the beginner and the advanced CSA Philatelic Collector.

8 MAR 2022 -- This website was initially designed at a time when people did not use phones to surf the Internet. This website was designed for desktop and laptop computers with a larger screen. The website will also work well on a tablet with a larger screen. The website will work with all browsers and will work on your phone. It just may be a bit difficult to view and navigate on a phone because of the smaller screen, but it can be done with a little practice. To make the website fully mobile compatible would mean redesigning the website from the ground up and could potentially cost thousands of dollars to do so. I am not prepared to do that, so the website will for the immediate future remain as it is. Currently, about 20% of visits are made using a mobile browser.

9 NOV 2023 -- This website does not have a login system and collects no personal data of any kind and is PCI compliant. The order form is hosted by a third party secure processing system separate from this website. No information relating to placing an order or accessing the site can be seen or is stored anywhere on this website. The website is a safe site. This website is secured by a valid SSL Certificate. The installation of the new SSL Certificate requires some navigation changes and may require some changes to your own browser settings with regards to security. If a link is found that does not seem to be working properly, please let me know ( as I cannot check all of the hundreds of links on the site. If a link does not open directly or does not seem to be working properly, try opening it in a new window which should take care of the problem.

Web Site Designed and Maintained By

John L. Kimbrough MD
Colonel United States Air Force 1968-1991 (Retired)

This website was entered in the 1999 APS Philatelic Literature Competition and was awarded a Silver Medal at the APS Stamp Show '99 held in Cleveland, Ohio 25-29 AUG 1999.

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Click on "Dixie" or "Bonnie Blue Flag" above for a rendition of these popular tunes of the South. Will play with any standard Midi-Player application. Depending on how your browser is setup, they may play automatically when downloaded, or you may have to manually open the file after downloading to hear them.

Third National Flag adopted March 1865

  • "The Stamp Collecting Guidesite at is proud to award the "Best of the Net" award to you and the CSA Stamps and Postal History web site. It was selected because yours is a terrific mix of quality content, demonstrating outstanding knowledge of the topic, and quality design based on the site's usability, dependability and creativity." The preceding quote is from Mike Mills, the Philatelic Internet Columnist ("The Glassine Surfer") for the American Philatelist. He has honored this website with a Philatelic "Best of the Net" award. Click on the logo below for a direct link to his stamp collecting website.

  • This website was selected as "Stamp Site of the Week" for the week of 4 FEB 2001 by a world wide philatelic website evaluation team based in New Zealand. 
  • A review of this website appeared in the "Stamps on the Internet" column by William F. Sharpe in the April 5, 1999 issue of Linn's Stamp News. Click on the title if you wish to read the review article in its entirety.
  • A second very favorable review of this website also appeared in the "Stamps on the Net" column by Kim Frankenhoff in the May 24, 1999 issue of Stamp Collector. Click on the title if you wish to read the review article in its entirety

Great Seal of the Confederate States of America

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