E. W. Black Express.
Ms. "by express Black"
and "Paid $1.00"
on cover to Hillsboro Ark., 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), large margins, tied by "Washington Ark. Oct. 21" cds, ms. note on back: "I will leave Hampton Calhoun Country on the 6th of Nov have your letter there by that time and I will take it to the Army. EWB"
A one-man express operating between Arkansas and its soldiers in the Army of Tennessee (see Confederate Philatelist
No. 241, pp. 37-38), slight reduced with repaired pieces at bottom, bottom flap added (affecting only two words in message), still Very Fine appearance and the only cover of record handled by E. W. Black, an important Trans-Mississippi express usage, ex Telep and Everett
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