• 1867 University of Virginia Negative UV Killer

    After the American Civil War, US postal operations in Virginia slowly returned to pre-war standards during Reconstruction. During this period, we see a huge increase in fancy killers used to cancel the stamps.

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    1867 University of Virginia Negative UV Killer
  • Wylliesburg, Va dated October 24, 1864

    A Confederate States cover with a manuscript Wylliesburg, Va dated October 24, 1864 and rated Paid 10 to Martinsville, Va. The Confederate States of America took over postal operations from the United States Post Office Department on June 1, 1861.

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    Confederate States cover with a manuscript Wylliesburg, Va dated October 24, 1864
  • July 1, 1847

    On July 1, 1847 the United States Post Office Department issued it’s first stamps, a 5 cent depicting Benjamin Franklin and a 10 cent with George Washington. These early issues are highly collectible and very few Post Offices in Virginia received these stamps.

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    On July 1, 1847 the United States Post Office Department issued it’s first stamps, a 5 cent depicting Benjamin Franklin and a 10 cent with George Washington.
  • Blue Scott's Ferry, Va

    Blue Scott’s Ferry, Va, present day Scottsville, cancel dated July 16, 1842 and rated manuscript 12 ½ with additional ‘Way’ 6 ¼ for a total of 18 ¾ postage due from the recipient. This is from the stampless period, so named because the United States Post Office Department would not issue their own stamps until 1847.

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    Blue Scott's Ferry, Va
  • Working for Victory

    “Working for Victory” multicolor illustrated World War II patriotic cover posted from Richmond, Va on October 31, 1943 with 3 cent Win the War stamp. Patriotic feelings were at an all time high during World War II and many styles of illustrated patriotic covers exist and all are very collectible.

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    Working for Victory
  • Edgar Allen Poe

    October 7, 1949 Richmond, Va First Day of Issue cancellation on the 3 cent Edgar Allen Poe stamp released on that day in Richmond. First Day covers come in a variety of illustrated cachets and have always been very collectible.

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    Edgar Allen Poe

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Edgar Allen Poe

October 7, 1949 Richmond, Va First Day of Issue cancellation on the 3 cent Edgar Allen Poe stamp released on that day in Richmond...

Working for Victory

“Working for Victory” multicolor illustrated World War II patriotic cover posted from Richmond, Va on October 31, 1943 with 3 cent...

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