Corinth Miss. June 1, 1861 -- First Day of Confederate Postal System.
Illustrated lettersheet datelined at Corinth Miss. on June 1, 1861, with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic
design (F10-14, Verse 46), some edge splitting and stained spot in middle, otherwise Very Fine, a rare example of this 10-Star flag design on a letter written on the date the Confederate Postal System began operations, this design is similar to F7-16, F8-12 and F9-3, with stars added to the center and the corners, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages
on p. 51, where this is described as a 9-Star design (F9-3), but the 10th star is clearly present in the top left corner
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