Petersburg Va. 3cts. May 7 (1861) -- First Day of Virginia Confederate Statehood.
Blue integral-rate circular datestamp and grid tie 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)
on small cover to Reynoldson N.C. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic
design (F7-4), stamp with two small tears, backflap tears barely extend to front at top left, Very Fine appearance, Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy on May 7, this is a rare and desirable First Day Confederate use of U.S. postage on a Patriotic cover
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