Raleigh N.C. May 31, 1861. Last Day of U.S. Mail Service in Seceded States.
Clear blue double-circle datestamp tying 3c Dull Red (26) on yellow cover addressed to Gen. S.F. Patterson at Patterson N.C., a bit reduced at left, top left and bottom right corners clipped and mended, nevertheless an attractive and extremely rare usage, North Carolina seceded on May 21 and was admitted to the Confederacy on May 27, use of U.S stamps as and independent state or Confederate State is limited to a few days only, ex MacBride, illustrated in U.S. Perforation Centennial,
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