Jim Forte Postal History

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Mississippi is represented in philatelic literature by:

Mississippi Post Offices by Alan Patera and John Gallagher is a complete post office listing.

A Postal History of Mississippi, Stampless Period 1799-1860 by B.C. Oakley has comprehensive coverage for its period, but is now dated.

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


Mississippi follows the pattern for most southern states. Material date from 1865 and before is in very strong demand. Later material is of less interest to collectors, but is not ignored. There is a real paucity of material. There are few collectors of Mississippi covers, but then there are also few Mississippi covers. An approximate equilibrium exists. The limited demand could easily plummet to non-existent totally destroying the market. The limited number of collectors could expand by as few a five or ten and the market would explode and the prices skyrocket. A good collection of Mississippi is a real challenge.

Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Mississippi rates as the 20th state in terms of percentage of covers sold at 56.26%. It ranks 37th in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 0.69%. The overall rank is 37th. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are increasing.

Covers For Sale

All Mississippi Covers

Mississippi 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



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