On April 12, 1861, the war erupted at Fort Sumter. Less than two months later, the United States discontinued postal services to the South. However, numerous stamps were still in the hands of postmasters of seceding states.
When this order was largely ignored, the government made arrangements for designing new issues and demonetizing the old issues. The process of demonetizing rendered the old stamps invalid, while at the same time replacing them with the newly designed stamps. While the designs and color of the new issues differed from the old ones, the Postal Service wanted to be certain there would be no confusion between the two. They felt a change that could be easily recognized was necessary, and so the 1861 issues have the values expressed in numerals instead of being written out.The Confederates, concerned that the Federal Government would use the postal system to spread anti-Southern propaganda, quickly set up their own postal service. One in a series of CLASSIC 19th - 20th Century U. Postal issues to be listed this month on E-Bay. Includes Complete Sets and Plate Number Singles and Blocks. Visit our store to view all items. Stamp collection from an old time Stamp collector in Chicago. Canadian and International Buyers Welcome! We are members of the American Philatelic Society (APS), American Numismatic Association (ANA), SSDC, and other professional numismatic and philatelic societies. Lake Forest Stamp and Coins. Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 USA. Member: American Philatelic Society, American Numismatic Association, and other professional numismatic and philatelic associations. CLASSIC Civil War Issue 2nd Design 5c Buff Jefferson Sc#67 Used RARE" is in sale since Saturday, May 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\19th Century\ Used". The seller is "lfanatomicals" and is located in Lake Forest, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.