Wilmington N.C. Oct. 20.
Mostly readable cds ties 20c Green (13),
enormous margins, used as forwarding postage on folded letter datelined London, Sept. 23, 1864, addressed in care of Major B.F. Ficklin (head of Confederate war supply) at Wilmington, redirected to Augusta Ga. and franked with 20c for double rate, the letter contain's route instructions "Under cover to Messr. Martin & Co. Nassau"
(Bahamas), ms. "6" pence due beneath stamp, no Confederate due markings, probably because of handling by Major Ficklin, stamp and cover expertly cleaned to remove stains, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare use of the 20c Green on blockade-run mail, illustrated in Shenfield (p. 57), ex Jeffreys
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