Per Steamer Wm. Jones, Jr.
Printed advertising label on back of folded letter datelined April 11, 1861, to Mobile Ala., bold "Steam 6"
in double oval applied at Mobile, "Elm Bluff"
docketing inside indicates origin, small piece replaced at top, appears Very Fine, this cover is the basis of the catalogue listing and is, to our knowledge, the only recorded example -- some specialists have opined that the label was cut from a bill of lading and affixed to the back years after mailing -- ex Simmons
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