Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1).
Absolutely perfect bold strike of “PAID/5/P”
Star in Circle provisional handstamp, light strike of "Canton Miss. Aug. 8, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing pinholes, expertly restored at bottom, still an Extremely Fine strike of this fancy provisional handstamp, the "P" in center of the star is the initial of Postmaster William Priestly, ex Matz
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