Hillsboro, Orange County
Hillsboro, North Carolina, June 7, 1861. This Postmaster Provisional Scott #39X1 is the result of … Continue Reading…
Asheville, Buncombe County
Asheville, North Carolina, August 26, 1867. This fancy killer of a shovel and pick ax was used to … Continue Reading…
Connelly Springs, Burke County
First mailed from Connelly Springs, Burke County, North Carolina, July 27, 1912 posted with a Type … Continue Reading…
Raleigh, Wake County
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, December 9, 1898. The industrial Age brought about change in … Continue Reading…
Wil. & Ral. R.R. New Hanover County
Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad, August 9, 1851. The railroad was first proposed in 1833 but was not … Continue Reading…
Chapel Hill, Orange County
Chapel Hill, Orange County, February 2, (1857), all over advertising cover in pink. Postage Paid … Continue Reading…
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, October 12, ca. 1848. George W. Davis operated a … Continue Reading…
G R E E T I N G SThe North Carolina Postal History Society was formed in 1982 to promote, study, and educate the public about North Carolina Postal History. In 1986 the society was approved as Affiliate No. 155 of the American Philatelic Society. Non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service was received in 1988 under section 501 (c)(3).
The society maintains extensive records of North Carolina postmarks from colonial to modern times collected from numerous sources since the society was formed, and is the leading authority on these postmarks. In the mid-1990s the society published a four volume set of books titled Post Offices and Postmasters of North Carolina, Colonial to USPS, documenting not only the post offices and postmasters but all the known postmarks of the nineteenth century for North Carolina. A major update to this work is in progress to expand the documented information through the twentieth and into the twenty first century. Information about this project is available under the Projects section of this site.
The society publishes a full-color quarterly journal in which new research of North Carolina postal history is presented. Members are encouraged to submit articles to the journal related to the postal history of North Carolina for any era. Society dues are only US$15.00 per year, which includes four issues of a spectacular journal.