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Aerican Empire
Bardoom Local Post
Bay-Mu Museum Local Post
California Men's Colony Local Post
Canvey Island
Cat Island (South Carolina) Local Post

Historical List of LPCS Officers & staff  

Honoring the late David Miller Stirling

The Lundy Changling?

A Brief History of Lundy Island

A Brief History of Herm Island

A Breif History of Rona

A Brief History of Enyhallow Island

A Brief History of Jethou

A Brief History of Caldey

A Brief History of Gairsay

A Brief History of Shuna

Israeli Emergency Mail

World Cup 2010 Issues

US Philippines Guerilla Mail

Corky's Trike Express: St  Charles to Clinton MO
Island of Pabay: Pope's Visit to Scotland
Massachusetts Corectional Institution's 906 Local Post (circa 1969)
World Local  Post Day 2011
World Local Post Day 2012
World Local Post Day 2013
World Local Post Day 2014
World Local Post Day 2015
The Dangers and Pitfalls of Selling Online
2012 London Olympics
The City Post of Luboml
More City Post of Luboml

The 14 cent American Indian
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943 and the Warsaw Uprising 1944 
Collector Creates His Own Stamps (Park Bugle January 2013)
The Bluenose: The Most Beautiful Stamp Ever
Liannos Local Post
Limited Local Post
Spremberg (Germany) locals
Labels Issued by the Jewish National Fund
Kaulbach Island
Concentration Camp Stamps
David Saks Stamp Collecting and Philatelic Links 
Thule Locals
Summer Isles

A Study of Philatelic Journal Lifetimes

Auction Review: The Jim Czyl Collection

Panama City International Space Station Cover and Story

Satellite Beach Local Post by Joan Newcomb

Cape Kennedy Local Post by Joan Newcomb

Goat Island Catalogue by Ralph Phillips

Plate varieties in the 35 cent Landscape with Birds from the private mail company in Almelo, The Netherlands by Alex Nuijten

Kurdistan's Postal Service from the July 2014 American Philatelist

Pneumatic Postal Systems of the 19th Century by Molly Steenson

Concentration Camp Stamps by Patrick C. Labbe

My Second and Third Eras in Philately by Ralph Phillips

Farewell: Paulovia Local Post 2006-2014

XXCVI Annual Observance of World Local Post Day

Mistral Locale Poste History and Catalog

Antique Perforating Machines: Availability and Cost to the Modern Local Post by Kevin Blackston

Hawaii Bogus Stamps

Literature of Modern U.S. Locals Posts - Part 1 by Howard J Wunderlich



A modern Local Post is not a governmental affiliated postal entity, but rather a philatelic novelty. Anyone can establish a Local Post: Simply select a name and a unit of currency, real or fictitious; design and print the stamps for your entity; obtain a cancel and you’ re ready to roll. Many collectors find local posting both an enjoyable and rewarding experience . . . a truly creative, affordable, fun alternative.

Local Post stamps, more commonly known as labels or Cinderellas, have no postal value; genuine postage is required for a letter to be delivered through the governmental postal system. Modern Local Posts stamps and covers are collected and/or exchanged with other collectors worldwide. It has been estimated that there are well over 3,000 Local Posts operating around the globe.

No permits of any kind are required to operate a Local Post;, although, certain restrictions may apply:
1) Local Post stamps may not be affixed on the upper right corner on the address side of an envelope, but rather on the lower left side or the reverse side of the envelope.
2) Local Post stamps and cancellations should not resemble their government counterparts

Generally, Local Post Directors, Operators or Postmasters, design, produce and issue a variety of stamps annually honoring a multitude of subjects and events; some actual other, fictitious. Sophisticated cancels are also created to complement the local stamps. It’s not uncommon for a Local Post to issue a stamp with the identical theme and date that coincides with the release of an issue of a Governmental Postal Administrations . . . an interesting way to create combo First Day Covers; a superb collectible!

During the mid-1800’s, prior to the establishment of governmental postal systems, functional private Local Posts were established in Europe and in the United States to deliver mail to islands and remote areas of the country. In 1861, the US Congress, aware of the profitability of private mail deliveries, enacted a law creating its monopoly on all mail deliveries. Countries around the globe had preceded or followed in the footsteps of the United States in this new profitable endeavor.

906 Local Post
Walpole MA

Courier Post

Rattlesnake Local post
Rattlesnake Island, Ohio

Poulsbohemija Local Post of Poulsboro, Washington

Pigeon Post



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