Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1).
Clear strike of provisional handstamp, blue "Raleigh N.C. Sep. 17, 1861" double-circle datestamp on illustrated Thomas Carter's Garden and Nursery advertising
cover to Brinkleyville N.C., wonderful detailed illustration of farmer with plow and bountiful vegetables, original letter enclosure dated Sep. 16 mentions blockade, back and top edge repaired but design is essentially intact, light toning, otherwise Very Fine, one other Raleigh provisional on this advertising cover is contained in our Levi records (ex Kilbourne, Siegel Sale 795, lot 468)
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