Memphis Ten. Jun. 20 186(2?).
Circular datestamp with unclear yeardate, "PAID"
and "10" rate handstamps on cover to Berryville Va. with purple Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic
design (JD-1A, Verse 53), bottom right corner eroded and some minor speckled toned spots, slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine, Charles Kilbourne believed this to be an 1861 Independent State use of the Davis Medallion Patriotic design (Tennessee was admitted to the Confederacy on July 2, 1861), but the yeardate is unclear in the circular datestamp and the 10c rate would point to the Confederate period, in either case desirable, ex Walcott
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