Latest Society News

Auction 31

Posted 11/23/2019

Auction 31 is now online! It contains over 180 lots. The auction will close on December 22 at 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

A Call for Carriers and Locals Exhibits

Posted 11/21/2019

The Carriers and Locals Society is seeking philatelic exhibits on carriers, locals, independent mails, and expresses to be hosted on the Penny Post website.  If you have built an exhibit of your material you would like to share with the world, please contact

To submit exhibits, files can be sent either as images scans of pages or digital files (.pdf, .doc, .pub, etc.).  All exhibits will be displayed with proper credit.  Both competitive and non-competitive exhibits can be accepted.  This is a great opportunity for CALS members to share their collections and research.

October Issue of Penny Post

Posted 10/31/2019

The October 2019 issue of the Penny Post is now online for members to download and read.  This issue contains the continuation of David R. Wilcox's deep dive into the history of the American Letter Mail Company; Responses to previously published claims about forger Placido Ramón de Torres; and the continueation of Bruce Mosher's article on expresses that operated on the Long Island Rail Road system.

New Additions to the Website

Posted 7/12/2019

The Penny Post website is regularly updated to bring more information to collectors of carriers and locals.  In case you missed it, here are some of the latest additions to the site:

The Farrell Reference Collection has continued to update with additional sections throughout the year.  There are currently 124 different sections online showing examples of different carriers, locals, express companies, Cinderellas, bogus posts, and their forgeries.

The Chronological Database of Blood’s Stamp Usage on Cover has been updated.  This census of Blood's covers is a near complete list, and can be viewed under the "Collecting Info" link.

More issues of the Penny Post have been uploaded.  Members can log in to view the current issues, and non-members have access to issues published before 2015.  The table of contents page has also been updated for easy browsing.

There are two issues of the Penny Post currently unavalible: whole numbers 96 and 97.  Please excuse this omission as we work to get new copies online.

Auctionn Closing Datee

Posted 6/18/2019

The current auction will close June 30 at Midnight East Coast time. A lot of good lots with no bids!

May Auction Now On Line

Posted 5/13/2019

The current auction is now on line. The closing date is June 30 at Midnight EST.

 The auction is open to members as well as non-members. All lots have an image. This applies to lots with multiple images as well. Click on the image to make it larger. Questions oncerning condition or contents of cover items should be sent to me.

Proposed changes in the auction terms and procedures are being discussed and will be announced on the web site and the Penny Post before the next auction.


AUCTION 29 Will Open October 1

Posted 8/14/2018

Aution 29 will open October 1. If you have material for this auction I must have it on or before September 24.

This sale will include literature lots as well as stamps and covers. We have also added a count-down timer to the site so you will be able to see exactly when the auction will close.

Thank you for the support of the Carrier & Locals Society. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at


Farrell Collection of Local Stamps, Fakes and Forgeries

Posted 6/9/2018

 The Carriers and Locals Society offers selections of the Farrell Collection of Local Stamps, Fakes and Forgeries for download. These selections are intended to be a helpful reference for collectors, providing a brief introduction to the posts and examples of the stamps and their forgeries. Additional selections will be uploaded periodically. [CLICK HERE]  


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