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

Republic of Texas fantasy stamps, set of five sheets of 14

Price: $15.99

The Republic of Texas never produced its own postage stamps—indeed, Texas became the 28th state in 1845, before the United States even issued its first stamps—but what if the independent republic had issued stamps? They might have looked something like these fantasy labels that I designed in 2015.

This set of five sheets of 14 includes stamps in five different denominations that match actual postage rates in the early days of the Republic of Texas.

DenominationDistance
6¼¢up to 20 miles
12½¢20–50 miles
18¾¢50–100 miles
25¢100–200 miles
37½¢200+ miles

The stamps are perforated and dry gummed, so although they do not actually pay postage, you can use them to decorate your outgoing mail if you like. Each of the sheets is signed and numbered in the selvage below the last stamp in the bottom row.

Product code: ZZ0000000200NL0