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


New Hampshire, USA

It is hard to travel far in New Hampshire without coming across a river. The Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers are the most prominent, but many smaller waterways like the brook pictured on the local post stamp below also exist.1

The design of the stamp, which was produced by Scott Abbot’s Purgatory Post, is based on an oil painting by Chauncey Ryder, an American artist who worked extensively in the Northeast.2 The painting is believed to have been inspired by scenery in southern New Hampshire.

25-cent Purgatory Post local post stamp picturing a brook in New Hampshire, USA



  1. New Hampshire Lakes, Rivers, and Water Resources. Accessed 25 Oct. 2012.
  2. Abbot, Scott. “Re: Questions About Purgatory Post Stamps.” E-mail to Kevin Blackston. 10 Jan. 2012.

Published 2018-06-18