Spartanburg S.C., 5c Black on Bluish (78X2).
Cut to shape, part of stamp missing (most likely prior to use), tied by neat "Paid"
cancel, "Spartanburg S.C. Sep. 2, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to "Company IE Spartan Rifles, 5th Palmetto Regt. So. Sar. Volunteers, Col. M. Jenkins Commander, Tudor Hall Near Manassas Junction Virginia"
, missing top flap
THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT SPARTANBURG PROVISIONAL ON BLUISH PAPER, ON OR OFF COVER.
According to Dietz, a second type of 5c provisional was produced, with a smaller and thicker "5". It is known on blue paper with horizontal ruled lines and on brown wove paper. Our records contain only one example of each, both ex Caspary.
Ex Emerson and Caspary.
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