Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU9).
Perfect bold strikes of “Atlanta Ga.” circle with “Paid” and large “10” applied in separate operations -- the rare 10c Type I provisional handstamp -- “Atlanta Ga. Sep. 29, 1861” circular datestamp on cover to Vice President A. H. Stephens in Richmond Va., docketing notation on back indicating sender was Capt. J. F. Gilmer, backflap removed, expert repairs and stain removal at upper left and along bottom
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE ATLANTA 10-CENT TYPE I PROVISIONAL MARKING.
Illustrated in Crown book (page 28). Ex Wiltsee
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