Tuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1).
Clear strike of provisional handstamp with "Tuscumbia Ala. Sep. 17" (1861) circular datestamp on red and blue "Franklin House, Tuscumbia Ala." and 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover
to Mobile Ala., "Jas. Throckmorton, Proprietor", overall dampstaining and couple repaired tears at top, missing backflap
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED TUSCUMBIA, ALABAMA, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVER. A GREAT RARITY.
Only eight examples are recorded in the Crown survey and this is the only Patriotic use among the eight.
Ex Dabney. Small Dietz backstamp. Illustrated in Wishnietsky Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages (p. 32)
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