VERY FINE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED COVERS WITH THE CHARLESTON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP USED AS FORWARDING POSTAGE.
In an article published in the Jan.-Feb. 1987 Confederate Philatelist, Richard L. Calhoun listed four covers known to him that showed use of the Charleston stamp for forwarding postage. This cover was not among those listed.
VERY FINE AND FRESH. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE SEVEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE COLUMBIA OVAL PROVISIONAL SEAL STRUCK ON THE FACE.
Our records contain just seven Columbia provisional entires with the oval seal struck on front and not on the flaps, all dated in August and September 1861 with the pre-war integral rate datestamp. Ex Kilbourne (where it realized $2,500 hammer)
VERY FINE STAMP AND AN ATTRACTIVE FREDERICKSBURG POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL COVER.
Ex Hart, Brooks and Emerson. Signed Ashbrook. With 1989 P.F. certificate