In 1864, when Union forces threatened Richmond, the Confederate government moved the production of stamps and currency to a safer city, farther south. The four 10-cent plates, two each for Types I and II, were released to Keatinge & Ball of Columbia, South Carolina. Keatinge & Ball printed and supplied stamps until the end of the war. The Archer & Daly imprint was removed from the plates, and an imprint with the name of the new contractors was substituted. No other changes or retouching occurred.
The Keatinge & Ball printings can generally be recognized by the darker colors, generally inferior printing, and distinctive molasses-colored gum, which was laid on thickly and unevenly, creating streaks. The ink was applied with a heavy brush, which tended to blot-out background details such as the shading around the portrait. The shading frequently appears solid instead of cross-hatched, as on the Archer & Daly printings. Printing of the Keatinge & Ball stamps ceased on February 17, 1865, when Sherman's army captured Columbia, South Carolina.
The Archer & Daly printings of Types I and II together total approximately 47,600,000. The Keatinge & Ball printings of these issues together total approximately 15,000,000.