ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MANUSCRIPT BATON ROUGE POSTMARK APPLIED DURING THE SECOND CONFEDERATE OCCUPATION PERIOD. A REMARKABLE USE OF THE BATON ROUGE ROULETTE.
After Federal troops evacuated Baton Rouge on August 21, 1862, the Confederates operated the post office on a restricted basis. The old handstamp town marking was not available, thus the necessity to cancel mail in manuscript.
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ADVERSITY USAGE OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT ARCHER & DALY STAMP.
The re-use of pre-war envelopes was commonly practiced in the Confederacy in response to paper shortages. However, examples of pre-war turned covers are scarce, and early usages with the U.S. 1851 Issue are rare. To find such an example with the perforated Archer & Daly stamp is true serendipity. As an indication of the value of this cover, it realized $3,900 in 1979, nearly twenty years ago, in the Brugh sale.