Details For Cover ID# 27477

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Cover Type: CSA with stamp(s)
Entered by: southern*patriot
Added on:Nov 6, 18
Edited on:Nov 6, 18
 
Postmark: Apr 9, 1862 (THE SCARRED DESIGN)
Origin: Charleston, South Carolina, UNITED STATES
Destination: Chester Court House, South Carolina, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

CSA #4 on cover postmarked CHARLESTON, S.C., APR 9, 1862 sent to Chester, C.H., SC. The stamp has a diagonal white line from the "P" of Postage through the bottom of the design. On page 106 from the book, The Postal Service of The Confederate States of America and page 128 from the book, The New Dietz Confederate States Catalog and Handbook, this example is illustrated. I quote, "THE SCARRED DESIGN---From time to time pieces will turn up which show a jagged, colorless line across the design....Some students have erroneously attributed this mark to a "Cracked Stone."...This scar is the result of some sharp substance...possibly grit...locating on the sponge used in dampening the stone, and scratching the design when the sponge passed over." Page 107, The Postal Service of The Confederate States of America.

 
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For Sale? No
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