I am starting to get into the back of book stamps and am really wishing my grandfather had left details of what he knew about various stamps. Starting with the Confederates... The block(?) seems to have a bank note company name in Richmond, Va listed on bottom but I can't make out name. In doing a little researching. it seems the contract for producing the confederate stamps were given to lithographers Hoyer & Ludwig, out of Richmond/ But that doesn't match the name on sheet? Also, are the confederates worth having authenticated?
Well colour me green! Great collection of CSA, even if some of them are in iffy condition. Your sheet looks like a #12 issue, which were produced by Archer & Daly of Richmond, and later by Keatinge & Ball of Columbia SC. So yours are certainly Archer & Daly since the inscription is Richmond. When K&B took over they removed the A&D inscription and put their own on the plates. Question, are the two with the three ink line cancel and the name Jane Ross below on documents? Looks like they might have been used as revenue stamps, though I could be wrong,
Ah I see. I could make out typewritten words on the backside of one, so thought it might be a document. No matter, nice to get them on cover. And fyi, those on your #s 11 and 12 (you have both) with Davis in profile were engraved, not lithographed as you mentioned. Your green Davis (image #6) is a #1 (their first stamp) and was lithographed, as was the blue Thomas Jefferson (image #7) Your other Davis (images 8 and 9, and the last one) are #6 or 7 (hard to tell from the images) and were Typographed.
Lots of the Confederate stamps have been forged and many used ones have fake cancels. I just picked up a few recently and am trying to learn more. You should check out trishkauffman's web site. Use her fakes and forgeries information to compare yours. Good luck
Confederate stamps were never used as revenues. While the North used taxes paid by stamps to raise revenue, the Confederacy sold bonds. When they lost, the bonds became worthless and everyone went broke.