VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS GENERAL BEAUREGARD PATRIOTIC DESIGN IN BLUE.
The MS-1 Beauregard Patriotics, normally found in red or brown, are the only designs that state his name. SN-4 and SN-5 also depict what appears to be Beauregard but his name is not stated. This example in blue is a great rarity and one of only two recorded. The other example, bearing a 5c Blue Lithograph, was offered in Kilbourne Part One (Siegel Sale 1186, lot 627).
Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 126. Ex Thayer