Raleigh N.C., 10c on 5c Red on Yellow entire (68XU1 var).
Clear strike of provisional handstamp with manuscript "10" re-rating over "5",
blue "Raleigh N.C. ? 17, 1861" double-circle datestamp on yellow "State of North Carolina Executive Department -- Official Business" imprint
cover (S-NC-06) to Tennessee Governor Isham G. Harris in Ashville, manuscript "Due 5"
crossed out at left, docketed at left "Gov. N.C. declines sending Nitric Acid",
top right corner repaired, small tear at top left, small bit of ink erosion in docketing, Fine and extremely rare, Scott and the C.S.A. catalogs do not list a Raleigh 10c on 5c entire (despite listings for similar revalued provisional entires from other towns), this should be listed as No. 68XU1a
Image Magnifier / Download