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Established in 1991, The Carriers and Locals Society is a not-for-profit association of people interested in the carriers, local posts, independent mails and Eastern expresses of the 19th century, their stamps and postal history.
We publish quarterly a gold medal winning journal, the Penny Post.
To further the understanding of the operations of the private mail companies in the United States during the nineteenth century. These companies frequently made innovations in the handling of the mail that were later copied by the Government postal service.
To study the postal emissions and the postal history of these private mail companies.
To study the postal emissions and postal history of the government Carrier service that came into being largely to compete with the private companies.
To study and catalog the proliferations of reprints, imitations and fantasies of these issues. These were many times generated simply to satisfy the growing interest of collectors.