Greetings from The Olathe Poste!

For those who do not already know, a local post is a mail service that typically operates only within a limited geographic area or a single, specific transportation route.   Such as within the boundaries of a large city, similar to a specialized courier service, handling intra-city deliveries of mail or delivering mail to a national postal authority for entry into the normal mail stream.

Historically, some local posts throughout the world have been operated by government entities, while others known as private local posts have been operated by for-profit companies or organizations. Today, many stamp collectors operate what is known as hobbyist's local posts, issuing their own local post "stamps" (or labels) for fun and the amusement of friends and other collectors but rarely to carry any mail.

One of the most famous private local posts operated transcontinentally, was the Pony Express. Since many local posts throughout history existed or operated for short periods of time, little may be known about them and their operations and in some cases, the stamps are very rare and valuable. Philatelically, local posts can be a great challenge for the collector.

Technically, the International Local Post should be considered to fall into the hobbyist category. Although it is structured just like a modern, sophisticated postal authority that might be found anywhere in the world. With special atten- tion given to our local post stamps. Both in the images used on stamp, and their design and manufacture. Giving them a quality that users and collectors worldwide demand and appreciate. Plus, in most cases, local post users can purchase and use our International Local Post stamps to adorn their own mailings.

From a more personal standpoint, the International Local Post stamps also allow us to let our hair down a bit, with the art and images used on our stamps. We've memorialized some of our own artworks throughout the years, including watercolor paintings and drawings that we've created.  Along with the art and photographic works of other artist friends. Most of whom are much more talented!


International Local Post

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  International Scope . . .

  • Local Posts are typically just
    that, local.  But our local post
    stamps are of a quality that
    collectors worldwide

Background Info . . .

  • The International Local Post
    was founded in 2008.

  • The first International Local
    Post stamp issued was on
    May 8, 2008.

  • Currently, there have been
    47 stamps issued by the ILP
    (as of Sept. 2016).


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