Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Purgatory Post commemorates end of World War I

As a local post stamp producer, I always enjoy seeing what other local posters have created, and Purgatory Post’s latest stamp issues are a real treat! The 2- and 5-sola stamps issued earlier this month commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and are appropriately inscribed “Peace.”

Purgatory Post 2- and 5-sola stamps picturing allegorical figures
Purgatory Post Peace Centennial stamps

Purgatory Post’s operator, Scott Abbot, based the designs of his stamps on a pair of United States stamp essays originally prepared with the idea of commemorating 100 years of peace between the U.S. and Great Britain. Those stamps were shelved due to the outbreak of World War I, of course, and the 1919 Peace stamp used a completely different design. It’s nice to see these designs actually being put to use.

The centennial of the end of World War I was the subject of World Local Post Day back in January of this year, but Scott opted to delay issuing stamps marking that anniversary until this month since the armistice ending the war was signed in November 1918.

Published 2018-11-15


Mick (2018-12-02 18:07):

Does Purgataory Post have a web page? I could not find anything via search.

Kevin Blackston (2018-12-02 22:26):

No, Purgatory Post does not have its own website, sadly enough, but I can pass your contact information along to Scott Abbot if you’re interested in his stamps.

Mick (2018-12-09 00:22):

Thank you, Kevin - I would appreciate that.

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