Jim Forte Postal History

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Louisiana postal history can be explored in:

Louisiana Post Offices by John J. Germann is the basic post office list.

Louisiana The Great Mail by L.V. Huber and C. A Wagner

You can access my online guide of Louisiana Post Offices here. 


The Louisiana postal history market is typical of most southern states. There are fewer collectors than the most eastern, western or mid-western states, but the collectors tend to be quite serious. There is a strong preference for confederate and pre confederate material, but most covers eventually find a home. There is usually little material available to collect. New Orleans covers can provide a lifetime of study. New collectors for state postal history are mostly entering the hobby via the internet. The trend favors the largest states. Louisiana is not getting very many of these new collectors.

Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Louisiana rates as the 7th state in terms of percentage of cover sold at 71.45%. It ranks 31st in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 1.16%. The overall rank is 12th. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are declining.

Covers For Sale

All Louisiana Covers

Louisiana By County

19th Century






Military Cancels

World War One

Picture Postcards

Machine Cancels

Auxiliary Markings

Fancy Cancels

Non Standard Postmarks

Registered Covers

Special Delivery Covers

Foreign Destinations



Search for a specific Louisiana town. Type in the name below and press enter or click on search. 


If you'd like printable version of these covers, please e-mail me.