EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING FIRST DAY COVER OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES POSTAL SYSTEM. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE OLD 3-CENT INTEGRAL-RATE MARKING AND 5-CENT CONFEDERATE RATE PRESENT TOGETHER.
Ex KIlbourne (sold privately to Mr. Tobias in 1971)
AN ORIGINAL AND REMARKABLE PIECE OF MAIL, COMPRISING THE AMBROTYPE, ORIGINAL LETTER AND CASE THAT SERVED AS A COVER WITH ADDRESS AND POSTAL MARKINGS.
According to Brian Green, four of these daguerreotype cases sent thru the Confederate mails were discovered several years ago. At the end of the war they were found by a Union soldier in the Dead Letter section of the Richmond post office. Of the four known, only this example has the original letter enclosed, and the label shows the clearest postal markings.