OFFICIAL CSA PUBLICATIONS

The Confederate Philatelist

The Confederate Bulletin, actually a more “occasional” publication than one regularly issued (especially during World War II), was the first official journal of the Confederate Stamp Alliance — generally a four-page digest-size affair published in the 1940- 1952 period by its editor, August Dietz. No longer in the business of publishing a full-scale periodical then, Dietz made sure the Alliance had a member organ.

What would later become the Confederate Philatelist began publication with Volume 1, No. 1 in February 1956 as the Confederate Stamp Album edited by David Kent. Though it changed its name to the Confederate Philatelist in May 1958 under editor Henry M. Spelman, III, our journal’s sequence of volumes has remained unbroken since February 1956.

Although published information on various aspects of Confederate philately dates back to the 1870s, it wasn’t until the early 1920s that authoritative information began to be published. August Dietz, Sr. an avid collector, researcher and writer of Confederate philately, is considered the Father of Confederate Philately.

Although, the Confederate Stamp Alliance was formed in 1935 at the suggestion of Dr. Marye Y. Dabney to August Dietz, there was no “official publication” in those first few years. Information to members was disseminated through Stamp and Cover Collecting, a monthly stamp journal edited by August Dietz.

The first publication exclusively for Alliance members was the Confederate Bulletin, a small pamphlet of 27 issues put out between early 1940 and August 1952. The first two issues were printed without a date. From September 1952 until February 1956, members of the Alliance obtained their official information from the monthly newsletters of the Secretary-Treasurer, Haydn Myer (September 1944 - August 1948) and Thomas W. Crigler (September 1948 - August 1959).

Beginning in February 1956, the Alliance again had its own monthly publication, the Confederate Stamp Album. Beginning in January 1960, the publication was renamed the Confederate Philatelist and continued as a monthly publication through April 1967. In May of 1967, the CP became a bi-monthly journal. In January 1972, the name of the publication was changed to The Confederate Philatelist, the name that it still retains. The Confederate Philatelist was reformatted to a larger size in January 2005 and became a quarterly publication.


Over the years, various newsletters were published periodically to inform the membership of upcoming activities. Newsletter editors included Haydn Myer, Tom Crigler, Frank Crown, Jerry Palazolo, Ron Tate, Rick Calhoun, Jim Monroe and currently Larry Baum.

 

CSA Official Publication Editors

Early 1940 - August 1952August Dietz, Sr. - Editor
February 1956 - January 1958David Kent - Editor
May 1958 - April 1968Henry M. Spelman, III - Editor
March - December 1965Billy Matz - Associate Editor
January 1966 - April 1968Leonard H. Hartmann - Associate Editor
May 1968 - June 1970Leonard H. Hartmann - Editor
July 1970 - June 1973Brian & Patricia Green - Co-Editors
July 1973 - December 1987Patricia A. Kaufmann - Editor
January 1974 - August 1975Jerry S. Palazolo - Associate Editor
January 1988 - December 2004Stefan T. Jaronski & Genevieve M. Gwynne - Co-Editors
January 2005 - March 2006Daniel C. Warren, M.D. - Editor
April 2006 - January 2008Richard L. Sine - Editor
April 2006 - July 2008Patricia A. Kaufmann - Associate Editor
January 2008 - July 2013Randy L. Neil - Editor
August 2013 -  December 2016
Peter Martin - Editor
January 2017 -
Kathy Staples - Editor

 


 

The Philatelic Magazines of August Dietz, Sr.

Scans of pages from Stamp and Cover Collecting that depict the founding of the CSA on this and other pages are courtesy of Trish Kaufmann with the author’s thanks. —RN

The seeds of the future Confederate Stamp Alliance were planted by our founder as early as 1899 when August Dietz’s Virginia Philatelic Publishing Company unveiled The Virginia Philatelist, a journal of stamp collecting that was also the first member organ of the Southern Philatelic Association (later to become the Society of Philatelic Americans). As with subsequent publications of his, Dietz used The VP’s pages to disseminate the growing knowledge base of Confederate stamps and covers. The VP ceased publication in January 1905.

By November 1924, Dietz’s urge to publish a periodical again took hold when he began The Southern Philatelist— continuing in this monthly to publish large amounts of information on CSA philately. In November 1929, he changed the magazine’s name to The New Southern Philatelist. Finally ceasing publication of the latter in October 1933, he immediately founded its replacement, the monthly Stamp and Cover Collecting, in order to appeal to a broader, more national audience. In January 1937, the latter became The Stamp and Cover Collecting Review, a quarterly “Reader’s Digest” type of magazine that recounted various happenings in philately every three months. This magazine ceased publication at the end of 1939, the last of Dietz’s ventures in philatelic magazine publishing.

It was in the last two of these magazines that August Dietz introduced and promoted the founding of the Confederate Stamp Alliance beginning in the March 1935 edition of Stamp and Cover Collecting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Following are checklists of the above publications.

The Southern Philatelist (1924-1929)

Volume

Number (date of issue shown within each box)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Volume 1

Nov. 1924

Dec. 1924

Jan. 1925

Feb. 1925

Mar. 1925

Apr. 1925

May 1925

June 1925

July 1925

Aug. 1925

Sept. 1925

Oct. 1925

Volume 2

Nov. 1925

Dec. 1925

Jan. 1926

Feb. 1926

Mar. 1926

Apr. 1926

May 1926

June 1926

July 1926

Aug. 1926

Sept. 1926

Oct. 1926

Volume 3

Nov. 1926

Dec. 1926

Jan. 1927

Feb. 1927

Mar. 1927

Apr. 1927

May 1927

June 1927

July 1927

Aug. 1927

Sept. 1927

Oct. 1927

Volume 4

Nov. 1927

Dec. 1927

Jan. 1928

Feb. 1928

Mar. 1928

Apr. 1928

May 1928

June 1928

July 1928

Aug. 1928

Sept. 1928

Oct. 1928

Volume 5

Nov. 1928

Dec. 1928

Jan. 1929

Feb. 1929

Mar. 1929

Apr. 1929

May 1929

June 1929

July 1929

Aug. 1929

Sept. 1929

Oct. 1929

 

The New Southern Philatelist (1929-1933)

Volume

Number (date of issue shown within each box)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Volume 6

Nov. 1929

Dec. 1929

Jan. 1930

Feb. 1930

Mar. 1930

Apr. 1930

May 1930

June 1930

July 1930

Aug. 1930

Sept. 1930

Oct. 1930

Volume 7

Nov. 1930

Dec. 1930

Jan. 1931

Feb. 1931

Mar. 1931

Apr. 1931

May 1931

June 1931

July 1931

Aug. 1931

Sept. 1931

Oct. 1931

Volume 8

Nov. 1931

Dec. 1931

Jan. 1932

Feb. 1932

Mar. 1932

Apr. 1932

May 1932

June 1932

July 1932

Aug. 1932

Sept. 1932

Oct. 1932

Volume 9

Nov. 1932

Dec. 1932

Jan. 1933

Feb. 1933

Mar. 1933

Apr. 1933

May 1933

June 1933

July 1933

Aug. 1933

Sept. 1933

Oct. 1933

 

Stamp and Cover Collecting (1933-1936)

Volume

Number (date of issue shown within each box)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Volume 6

Nov. 1933

Dec. 1933

Jan. 1934

Feb. 1934

Mar. 1934

Apr. 1934

May 1934

June 1934

July 1934

Aug. 1934

Sept. 1934

Oct. 1934

Volume 7

Nov. 1934

Dec. 1934

Jan. 1935

Feb. 1935

Mar. 1935

Apr. 1935

May 1935

June 1935

July 1935

Aug. 1935

Sept. 1935

Oct. 1935

Volume 8

Nov. 1935

Dec. 1935

Jan. 1936

Feb. 1936

Mar. 1936

Apr. 1936

May 1936

June 1936

July 1936

Aug. 1936

Sept. 1936

Oct. 1936

 

Stamp and Cover Collecting Review (1937-1939)

Volume

Number (date of issue shown within each box)

1

2

3

4

Volume 6

Jan. 1937

Apr. 1937

July 1937

Oct. 1937

Volume 7

Jan. 1938

Apr. 1938

July 1938

Oct. 1938

Volume 8

Jan. 1939

Apr. 1939

July 1939

Oct. 1939

 

Confederate Bulletin

No. 1

(Early 1940)

No. 10

November 1944

No. 19

June 1948

No. 2

(Early 1941)

No. 11

April 1945

No. 20

November 1948

No. 3

August 1941

No. 12

October 1945

No. 21

March 1949

No. 4

April 1942

No. 13

June 1946

No. 22

September 1949

No. 5

May 1942

No. 14

October 1946

No. 23

December 1949

No. 6

June 1942

No. 15

December 1946

No. 24

September 1950

No. 7

March 1943

No. 16

March 1947

No. 25

February 1951

No. 8

September 1943

No. 17

September 1947

No. 26

September 1951

No. 9

April 1944

No. 18

February 1948

No. 27

August 1952

 

Confederate Stamp Album

Year

Vol.

Month (Whole Number shown  within each box)

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

1956

1

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1957

2

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

 

1958

3

NONE ISSUED

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

1959

4

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

 

Confederate Philatelist and The Confederate Philatelist

Year

Vol.

Month (Whole Number shown  within each box)

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

1960

5

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

52

53

54

1961

6

55

56

57

58

59

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

1962

7

67

68

69

70

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

1963

8

79

80

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

1964

9

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

95

96

 

1965

10

 

97

98

99

100

101

102

103

104

 

1966

11

NONE ISSUED

105

106

107

108

109

110

111

112

113

1967

12

114

115

116

117

118

119

120

121

1968

13

122

123

124

125

126

127

1969

14

128

129

130

131

132

1970

15

133

134

135

136-137

138

1971

16

139

140

141

142

143

144

1972

17

145

146

147

148

149

150

1973

18

151

152

153

154

155

156

1974

19

157

158

159

160

161

162

1975

20

163

164

165

166

167

168

 

Notes

  • Whole Number 12 was printed as Vol. 11, No. 1 and the year was shown as 1956
  • Whole Number 100 was printed as Vol. 10, No. 14
  • Whole Number 114 was printed as Confederate Stamp Alliance instead of Confederate Philatelist
  • Whole Numbers 136-137 should have been a single “whole number” and not two
  • Beginning with Whole Number 145, the name was changed to The Confederate Philatelist

 

The Confederate Philatelist

Year

Vol.

Month (Whole Number shown  within each box)

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

1976

21

169

170

171

172

173

174

1977

22

175

176

177

178

179

180

1978

23

181

182

183

184

185

186

1979

24

187

188

189

190

191

192

1980

25

193

194

195

196

197

198

1981

26

199

200

201

202

203

204

1982

27

205

206

207

208

209

210

1983

28

211

212

213

214

215

216

1984

29

217

218

219

220

221

222

1985

30

223

224

225

226

227

228

1986

31

229

230

231

232

233

234

1987

32

235

236

237

238

239

240

1988

33

241

242

243

244

245

246

1989

34

247

248

249

250

251

252

1990

35

253

254

255

256

257

258

1991

36

259

260

261

262

263

264

1992

37

265

266

267

268

269

270

1993

38

271

272

273

274

275

276

1994

39

277

278

279

280

281

282

1995

40

283

284

285

286

287

288

1996

41

289

290

291

292

293

294

1997

42

295

296

297

298

299

300

1998

43

301

302

303

304

305

306

1999

44

307

308

309

310

311

313

2000

45

314

315

316

317

318

319

2001

46

320

321

322

323

324

325

2002

47

326

327

328

329

330

331

2003

48

332

333

334

335

336

337

2004

49

338

339

340

341

342

343

2005

50

344

345

346

347

2006

51

348

349

350

351

2007

52

352

353

354

355

2008

53

356

357

358

359

2009

54

360

361

362

363

2010

55

364

365

366

367

2011

56

368

369

370

371

2012

57

372

373

374

375

2013

58

376

377

378

379

2014

59

380

381

382

383

2015

60

384

385 

386 

387 

 2016

61 

388 

389 

390 

 

 

Notes

  • Whole Number 312 inadvertently was skipped
  • Volume 52 whole number 352, and 353 had partial color (4 center pages)
  • Volume 52, whole number 354 started full color

At the August 2010 APS StampShow in Richmond, Va., The Confederate Philatelist won a gold medal in the APS literature exhibition.
In November 2010, at CHICAGOPEX, The Confederate Philatelist won a gold medal in the Philatelic Literature Competition.

In June 2012, at NAPEX, The Confederate Philatelist won a gold medal in the Philatelic Literature Competition plus the Reserve Grand Award.