VERY FINE APPEARANCE. IMPRINT COPIES OF ANY HOYER & LUDWIG STAMP ARE RARE AND SELDOM FOUND ON COVER.
This is a particularly desirable with the large sheet margin and the cancel struck to completely miss the imprint
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING AND SPECTACULAR STAMP. ONE OF THREE RECORDED PRISONER-OF-WAR COVERS WITH THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH. ONE OF THE OTHERS, KNOWN TO ANTRIM AND PICTURED IN HIS BOOK, WAS DESCRIBED AS "PERHAPS THE MOST DESIRABLE OF ALL THE CONFEDERATE PRISONER-OF-WAR COVERS", AN OPINION THAT CERTAINLY APPLIES TO THIS COVER.
This cover is offered with original letter enclosure, datelined "Salisbury N.C. June 20, '62", written by Major Daniel M. Dill to his father. Military service records sourced from the internet report: Major Dill entered service as private; promoted to Corporal, Dec. 26, 1861; taken prisoner at Fair Oaks Va., May 31, 1862; confined in Libby Prison, Salisbury, N.C, and Belle Isle in the James River opposite Richmond; exchanged Sep. 15, 1862. He was promoted to Captain in the 6th Regiment, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 1, 1863; to Major of U. S. Volunteers by brevet, Mar. 13, 1865; mustered out at Wilmington, N. C, Sep. 20, 1865.
Major Dill's letter notes that living conditions in Salisbury prison were acceptable. At this point Salisbury held no more than 600 prisoners, who were well-fed and housed in decent quarters. Two years later, 10,000 prisoners arrived and turned Salisbury into the "Most lothsome dunguns in Rebeldom". Major Dill informs his father to leave envelopes unsealed for censoring by U.S. authorities.
We record only three 10c Rose lithographs on prisoner-of-war covers (not counting civilian flag-of-truce covers or a single turned cover re-mailed with a 10c Rose). Each of the three was sent from Salisbury Prison (see Sales 1208, lot 296 and 1087, lot 581). Ex Freeman
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH ON A JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER.
Patriotic covers bearing the 10c Rose are rare and desirable, and they are extremely rare used on Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotics. A Power Search review failed to find another example.
Ex Dr. Brandon. With 2014 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH COVERS ORIGINATING IN TEXAS, OF WHICH FEWER THAN A HALF-DOZEN ARE KNOWN.
Our Levi records contain five 10c Rose (any shade) covers from Texas, of which only one is in condition anywhere near comparable to the cover offered here. This cover to Jose San Roman, a well-known blockade-runner and supplier to the Confederate government, was postmarked at Victoria on March 22, 1863, just eight days before one of the two known Victoria postmaster's provisional covers was mailed, to Jose San Roman (ex Kilbourne and "D.K." collections, last offered in Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1123). Ex Kilbourne