Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
Category — The Civil War and Confederate States
Charlottesville Va. Jun. 1, 1861 -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Clear strikes of blue double-circle datestamp, "Paid" and "5" C.S.A. rate handstamps on cover to Madison C.H. Va., May 31 docketing and charge box notation at left, barely reduced at top and missing part of backflap, light toned speckles
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING JUNE 1, 1861, FIRST DAY COVER OF THE NEW CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM USED WITHIN VIRGINIA.
With 2000 C.S.A. certificate. Raymond W. Weill backstamp