Bucks Richmond Express 
(A Bogus Post)

Bucks Richmond Express stamps were first reported in April, 1863 by Mount Brown. A listing appeared in J.B. Moens in 1864 with an illustration as plate 26. A.C. Kline listed the stamps in 1865 as did Dr. John Gray in 1866. It is possible that there was some actual Richmond Express that served as a basis for these fabrications. August Dietz in 1947 told of remembrances of an old freed Negro who had a horse and wagon and made his living carting peoples baggage from the Richmond railway station before the war.

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The Types

Type 1 - maltese cross ornament in corners, maker unknown

10 c

Type 2 - star ornament in corners, long footed "E in "EXPRESS" extra outer frame line, large "BUCKS," from Moen's cut

1c, 2c, 4c, 5c,
10c, 15c, 20c

Type 3 - star ornaments, short footed "E" in "EXPRESS," extra outer frame line, smaller "BUCKS," copied from Moen's

1c, 2c, 5c, 
10c, 15c, 20c

Type 4 - star ornament, "S" of "BUCKS" taller than "K," maker unknown

1c, 2c, 5c, 
10c, 15c, 20c


Type 5 - star ornaments, tall "S" in "BUCKS," joined "HM" in "RICHMOND," dash under "S" of "STATES," by S. A. Taylor

10c

Type 6 - small "BUCKS," numeral with horizontal lines, dash under "S" of "STATES," frame line at left intact, by S. A. Taylor

2c, 5c, 10c, 
20c, 25c, 50c

Type 7 - solid numerals, small "BUCKS," dash under "S" of "STATES," frame line at left intact, by S. A. Taylor

5c (two different), 
10c, 15c, 50c

Type 8 - solid or lined numerals, small "BUCKS," dash under "S" of "STATES," frame line at left defective, by S. A. Taylor

2c, 5c, 10c, 15c,
 20c, 25c, 50c


Richard Frajola (April, 2002)

References:
    Confederate Philatelist, Crazy Confederates or Bogus Adhesives by H.F. Rooke, January, 1969