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

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
 
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
 

A Study of Philatelic Journal Lifetimes

Index to Articles The Poster 2008-2013

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

WHAT IS A LOCAL POST?

 

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
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Walpole MA

Courier Post
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Germany

Rattlesnake Local post
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Rattlesnake Island, Ohio

Zeppelin
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Poulsbohemija Local Post of Poulsboro, Washington

Pigeon Post
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Germany

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