5c Blue, Local (7).
Block of six and pair originally forming a block of eight, large margins to just barely in, each stamp cancelled by single penstroke, matching "Acton Texas March 4/64" manuscript postmark on gray cover front only to a captain in Smith's Brigade, Army of Tennessee (then located in Dalton Ga.), manuscript "Via Shreveport La."
at bottom left, some edgewear slightly affects stamps
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTRAORDINARY FRANKING FOR THE 40-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPI RATE.
This cover front is No. W6 in the Krieger census. One other cover with a similar franking is recorded from this correspondence, but the stamps are on back and there are no postal markings (possibly carried privately). A 50c "Preferred Mail" rate paid by 5c Local Prints exists, and it, too, is a front only.
With 1975 C.S.A. certificate as Scott No. 6
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