VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE DROP-RATE MARKING AND ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE ADVERSITY COVERS EXTANT.
Ex Zimmerman (realized $3,250 hammer in our Sale 860)
FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. THE 5-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH, THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE OF THE CONFEDERACY, IS VERY RARE ON WALLPAPER COVERS, WHICH DID NOT BEGIN TO SEE WIDESPREAD USE UNTIL LATE IN 1862. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST OF ALL WALLPAPER ADVERSITY USAGES.
Ex Brown, Lehman, Haas and Birkinbine (our Sale 795, where this cover realized $5,750 hammer).
VERY FINE AND FRESH. A FANTASTIC AND RARE COMBINATION OF PAIRS FROM TWO DIFFERENT ISSUES ON A FORWARDED WALLPAPER COVER.
The six-month gap between the February mailing date from Clinton Tenn. and the August mailing date from Enterprise Miss. explains the use of two different issues.
VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLE USAGE OF A CONFEDERATE WALLPAPER COVER BY A UNION SOLDIER DURING THE CLOSING DAYS OF THE CIVIL WAR.
The letter is datelined May 7, which is three days after the surrender by Gen. Taylor of Alabama and Mississippi Department at Citronelle Ala. The cover was mailed to Union Mills Pa., which became a center for Ku Klux Klan activity during the Reconstruction period. The addressee, William C. Jackson, was the postmaster around the time the "KKK", Skull & Crossbones cancel and other Klan-related cancels were created. The earliest newspaper in the town was the Union Mills Bulletin, started by William C. Jackson in 1865, and continued by him for one year, at which point it was sold and re-named Star (http://www.rootsweb.com/~paerie/bates/batesunion.htm)