Brownsville Ten. Aug. 8 (1861).
Lightly struck but readable circular datestamp, "PAID"
and "5" handstamps on red and blue overall Davis-Stephens 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic
cover (F8-17) to Mernando Miss., the eighth star for Virginia
scratched into blue background by sender (town mark struck over star), skillfully restored by mending piece torn from top right and adding backflap
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE DESIGN VARIATION ON THIS DAVIS-STEPHENS PATRIOTIC, WITH THE EIGHTH STAR FOR VIRGINIA ETCHED BY HAND INTO THE CENTER BEFORE THE COVER WAS POSTMARKED. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE.
Ex Everett, Bischel and Boshwit. Illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog on p. 430 and in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 43
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