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Collecting the Confederacy

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

Even though it was only an independent country for  five years, the Confederacy did
issue its own stamps – eagerly sought by collectors like Brian Michael Green.

"For people that want to complete a collection (of) the Confederate government stamps,
there's only 14."   :06

Green says the cost is affordable, too.

"There's only two that are really expensive, but they can be bought with small faults or
 something like that at a more reasonable price"  :06

-- especially if you don't demand perfect copies.

"You can buy unused Confederate stamps, some of the more economic issues, for between $10
and $20, which for a 150-year-old stamp is not bad."  :09

And they're not hard to find, either.

"For the most part, they're all over the place."   :02

Pieces of mail sent using those stamps are also fairly easy to find, and a welcome
addition to a collection.

And Green says the next three years would be a good time to start a collection of
Confederate stamps and mail.

"There will probably be more available than usual because of the sesquicentennial."   :06

I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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