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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

Category — Confederate States: General Issues On Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2581
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2581, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Horizontal pair, roulettes on all sides, beautiful bright shade, tied by sharp strike of "Jackson Miss. Oct. 3, 1862" ("3" inverted) circular datestamp on buff cover originating at Baton Rouge (Sep. 24, according to docketing) and addressed to Miss Jeannie Mort at Vernon Miss., from the well-known correspondence from which many Baton Rouge provisional covers emanate, small mended edge nick at top center, backflap has either been replaced or removed and reaffixed inside out

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE BATON ROUGE ROULETTE FROM JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. MAILED DURING THE SECOND CONFEDERATE OCCUPATION PERIOD.

Federal troops, which had occupied Baton Rouge since May 1862, evacuated the city on August 21, 1862. In their wake the Confederates maintained postal services on a restricted basis. In this instance, the rouletted stamps still on hand from the pre-May 1862 Confederate occupation were used on a letter (10c single rate) carried to Jackson, Mississippi, and posted there for Vernon. This use during re-occupation is extremely rare, and no other examples cancelled at Jackson are known.

Ex Caspary, Birkinbine, McCarren and Gross.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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