5c Blue, Stone 2 (4).
Deep shade, large margins to in, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 28, 1862" circular datestamp on "Confederate States of America, War Department, Nitre Bureau, Official Business" imprint
cover to Prince Edward C.H. Va., manuscript "P.M. will please forward if not addressed correctly"
, some wear including small edge repairs, still Very Fine and unusual, nitre (also known as saltpeter) is instrumental in the manufacture of gunpowder
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