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United States - Confederate States: 1862 5 cents, light blue, unused.

United States - Confederate States: 1862 5 cents, light blue, unused.

Engraver: J.F. Joubert de la Ferte

Medium: Surface printed

Date: 1862

Shelfmark: Tapling Collection

Item number: 3

Genre: Philatelic item

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During the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 the Confederate States issued their own stamps.

In 1862 a supply of 5 cents blue together with the printing plate were ordered from Thomas De La Rue & Company of London. The first printing was made in London and afterwards from the same plate by Archer & Daly of Richmond, Virginia.

Exhibited is the stamp as issued.

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