Portsmouth Va. Sep. 3, 1861.
Clear strike of blue
double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic
cover (F11-27), addressed to Carolina City N.C. and forwarded to Goldsboro N.C. with manuscript "Forwarded Sept. 4 due 5",
slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and extremely rare example of this 11-Star design, believed to be unique,
ex Weill Brothers' Stock, illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog on p. 435 (priced at $5,000.00) and in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages
on p. 80, where stated "one reported"
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