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Postmaster Provisional Adhesives

Confederate Postmaster Provisional adhesive on cover

Scott Catalogue CSA: 56X2
Description:

Memphis, Tennessee, 5-cent red adhesive provisional used on envelope to Russellville, Tennessee. The Memphis provisionals were printed by Col. M.C. Galloway, who was the owner and editor of the "Avalanche" as well as the local postmaster. The designs were engraved on wood from which stereotypes were made.

Date:
1861
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten, handstamped
Museum ID:
2003.2004.23
Place:
Tennessee