Details For Cover ID# 29074

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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Apr 11, 21
Edited on:Apr 15, 21
 
Postmark: Oct 11, 1861 (Confederate use)
Origin: Richmond, Virginia, UNITED STATES
Destination: Halifax Court House, Virginia, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Richmond Va, Oct 11 1861" cds and "PAID 5 Cts" handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Richmond Oct. 9th 1861"  to Halifax Court House, Va. regarding an overdue shipment of grain, signed by the firm of Williams & Carrington on a left-over obsolete printed circular of same firm datelined "Richmond, January 1st, 1857" discussing tobacco market conditions and prospects, and listing current wholesale prices for tobacco, flour, corn and wheat in various grades and types.

This is an example of both a Confederate adversity use and a handstamped Paid 5 marking, used prior to the availablilty of the first Confederate postage stamps, issued on October 16, 1861. For an earlier use of this same Richmond  "PAID 5 Cts" marking on an obsolete, demonetized 3c Star Die envelope, see Cover ID 28695. Such adversity uses became more common as the war dragged on, and paper shortages became acute due to the increasingly effective Union blockade of the Southern coastline.

Owner's ID: 2441
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes