Details For Cover ID# 28436

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Cover Type: CSA with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Dec 10, 19
Edited on:Dec 11, 19
 
Postmark: Jun 22, 1864
Origin: Delaware City, Delaware, UNITED STATES
Destination: Edinburg, Virginia, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Fort Delaware, Delaware City. Prisoner-of-war cover to Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Va., endorsed "Via flag of truce by Fortress Monroe", clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Fort Delaware Del." (Type 1, known April to October 1864) oval handstamp. "Delaware City Del. Jun. 22" (1864) circular datestamp, U.S. postage was attempted to be paid by U.S. 3c red on white Star Die entire (U26), Confederate postage was paid by 10c blue, Die A (11), cut to shape, both tied by "Richmond Va. Jul 29" (1864) circular datestamp, "Due 6" in oval handstamp for U.S. postage as the entire was not accepted after it was demonetized in August 1861.

Unusual dual-franking prisoner-of-war cover with an attempted use of demonetized U.S. postage, illustrated in Atrim (page 91), with 1995 P.F. certificate. Jack Molesworth notes on back. Ex Clovis.

Owner's ID: 2226
 
Certificate? Yes
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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