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Confederate Civil War Patriotic cover

Dietz Catalog: B-54
Description:

CSA Paid 5 manuscript marking with a Grenada, Mississippi, December 3, 1861, circular date stamp on a buff patriotic envelope, addressed to Sharon, Mississippi. The sender was a private in the Confederate army.

The patriotic flag design shows eleven stars in the field. It is Dietz Type F-11-5.

It is established that this cover was used in 1861 since it is marked for five cents postage. Postage rates increased to ten cents in July 1862.

Date:
December 3, 1861
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten, handstamped
Museum ID:
2003.2004.29
Place:
Mississippi

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