VERY FINE. ONE OF A HANDFUL OF COVERS FROM ALLSTON CORRESPONDENCE SHOWING LATE USE OF GEORGETOWN PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.
The Georgetown S.C. provisional entires were issued in 1861. All dated examples used in the provisional period show the "1861" year date in the town marking. A handful of covers, all from the Allston correspondence, show later usage in 1863. These covers have 5c or 10c stamps affixed over the provisional handstamp, except in two cases, in which the sender attempted to prepay the 10c rate with a combination of stamp and provisional. The franking was rejected and marked "Due 5". This is the finer of two such covers.