3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), s.e. at right and cancelled by “Paid” in oval on red and blue Zouave with Waving Flag and “Washington via Baltimore” Patriotic cover to Kensington N.H., red “Boston Mass. May 20” (1861) double-circle datestamp also ties 1c, barely reduced at right, minor edgewear, Very Fine, attractive carrier use, this design refers to Union Zouaves who raced to Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1861 to protect the capital against Confederate invasion and who were attacked by an anti-Federal mob in Baltimore, ex Neinken and Wagshal
1¢ Blue, Type I (18), Plate 12, remarkably choice centering with wide top and bottom margins, tied by blue "Clarksville Ten. Apr. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on 1¢ Blue on Buff Star Die entire (U19) to Henderson, Kentucky, fresh and beautiful
Extremely Fine and rare combination of the 1¢ 1857 Type I Franklin stamp and 1861 1¢ Franklin Star Die entire paying the circular rate, mailed 12 days before Tennessee's secession referendum.
Ex Henry C. Gibson, Sr., Louis Grunin, Robert Zoellner, Jonathan W. Rose and "Sevenoaks."
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI USE OF THE ONE-CENT TYPE I 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL FLAG DESIGN PATRIOTIC COVER, SENT TO TENNESSEE, WHICH WAS STILL PART OF THE UNION.
Ex MacBride and acquired by the Kilbournes in 1953