Kevin Blackston
PO Box 217
Floresville TX 78114-0217
United States of America

Second issue of StampEd is available

Nearly a month has passed since the release of the second issue of the American Philatelic Society’s digital magazine, StampEd, but life has been busy as always, and it wasn’t until this week that I finally had a chance to peruse it. As with the first issue, I found some interesting things inside.

First, there was a reference to a Postmaster Finder tool on the USPS website. You can find a list of postmasters for your city or town going back as far as the 1700s! If I ever knew about this, I’d forgotten about it, but I can see how it could be useful for postal historians.

There’s also an interesting introduction to the private die proprietary revenue stamps used in the United States in the 1800s, as well as some amusing descriptions of the “remedies” and miracle cures on which they paid taxes.

And last but not least, there’s even a short blurb from me in the “Direct Messages” section in which I describe how I shared the news about the first issue of StampEd with Philosateleian Post Horn subscribers. It’s always fun to see my name in print…but this isn’t actually a print publication…but anyway…

There’s much more, of course, but rather than give a complete summary here, I’ll simply recommend that if you have the time, you check out the latest issue of StampEd and see what you might learn!

Published 2024-06-27


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