Links to Collector Resources

Here are some quick links to facts, articles, research and all sorts of information that relate to Confederate philately.

  • Library of Congress -  follow the instructions for researchers.
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  • U.S. National Archives and Records Administration -  follow the instructions for researchers.

  • Argo ProjectSmithsonian National Postal Museum Arago Project, a resource for the study of philately and postal operations as seen through the national collection. The Confederate section was edited by Trish Kaufmann and Jerry Palazolo.

  • Scholarships Available - The Confederate Stamp Alliance (CSA) is offering a $2000 scholarship for original research and analysis relating to the design and/or printing of a specific Confederate stamp issue(s), the Confederate Post Office Department, or an aspect of Confederate postal history. Additional information on each scholarship can be found here or by emailing Thomas Lera, Scholarship Chairman, at

  • Global Philatelic Library - The Smithsonian National Postal Museum offers the website, a centralized information gateway to the world’s greatest philatelic research.

  • The Resources of Leonard Hartmann, Bibliopole - Click to go to Leonard's series of articles on the Lithographed Issues and numerous other resources (as well as books for sale) relating to many facets of Confederate philately. If you're looking for books on our subject, this is the place.

  • Soldiers & Sailors System website is a cooperative project of the National Archives and the National Park Service and puts Civil War Service Records online.

  • "In the Valley of the Shadow" was created by the Virginia Center for Digital History has history of Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Augusta County, Virginia including newspaper articles, census data, photographs, service records, diaries and much more.


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