1c Blue, Ty. II (7).
Positions 71L2 and 81-82L2, single and horizontal pair, large margins to just in, rich color, tied by two strikes of "Canton Ga. Apr. 9" (1863) Confederate post office
circular datestamp on blue folded letter with 1863 docketing to Spring Place Ga., written on behalf of a Confederate widow, no indication of postage due, vertical file fold not affecting stamps which have some foxing, left stamp small tear at bottom left, center stamp diagonal crease (breaks paper) at top left, erased pencil notes
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE, LONG AFTER DEMONETIZATION, IS PROBABLY UNIQUE.
The unearthing and use of obsolete United States stamps in the Confederate States was not unheard of, but this appears to be an extreme example of antebellum stamps accepted not only for Confederate postage, but also for the old pre-war 3c rate.
Ex Bailar. With 1992 and 2015 P.F. certificates
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