VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE PHILATELIC-INSPIRED LETTER FROM ROBERT E. LEE, SENT AFTER THE WAR, DISCUSSING CONFEDERATE POSTAGE STAMPS.
The stamp referred to is Scott No. 14, the 1c Orange stamp depicting John C. Calhoun and printed in London, England. The supply of stamps was confiscated by the Federal blockade squadron and never put into use. Also accompanied by CDV of Lee with pair of 1c Proprietary stamps on back (1885 cancels)
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND BOLD SIGNATURE APPLIED BY GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE TO MAIL CARRIED BY MILITARY COURIER.
Trimble was appointed Brigadier General on Aug. 6, 1861, and was promoted to Major General on Jan. 17, 1863. On July 3, 1863, Trimble lost a leg and was captured during Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. He remained a prisoner until Feb. 1865. The docketing on this cover refers to his promotion to Major General; therefore, it is probably a January 1863 usage.
With 1981 C.S.A. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND HIGHLY SPIRITED CONFEDERATE HAND-DRAWN PATRIOTIC COVER
Attributed to William R. Chisolm of the 7th Alabama Regt.