Details For Cover ID# 28426

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Cover Type: CSA with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Nov 30, 19
Edited on:Dec 5, 19
 
Postmark: Jan 9, 1863
Origin: Charlottesville, Virginia, UNITED STATES
Destination: Charlottesville, Virginia, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

2c green (CSA #3) tied by blue Charlottesville Va. double-circle datestamp (Jan.? 9, 1863) on demonetized 3c red on white Star Die postal entire (U26), manuscript "Paid 2" underneath stamp.

An exceptional and rare use of the 2c green lithographed Jackson issue on an obsolete U.S. entire, paying the drop rate. This is the only recorded use on a demonetized entire.  Illustrated in Brian Green's Philatelic Foundation booklet on page 6. ex-Kilbourne.

The decorative bee owners marking on back was applied by Bruce E. Engstler (BEE), a specialist and authority on the postal history of Charlottesville, VA.

Owner's ID: 2220
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.