VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN ON COVER.
The addressee, "Col." Lewis E. Parsons was not a military colonel -- the title was honorary. After the war he was appointed provisional governor of Alabama and served as the state's 19th governor until December 1865. While in office he tried to purchase Florida's panhandle. After his service as governor he was elected by the legislature to the U.S. Senate, but was refused his seat.
Ex Hessel. Warren Census no. GEO-013. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 36. With 1976 P.F. and 1999 C.S.A. certificates
A FINE APPEARING AND SPECTACULAR COVER, COMBINING AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK, SCARCE ORANGE CANCELLATION AND ADVERSITY USAGE.
Only eight covers with the 2c Green used from Mississippi are listed in the Warren census and this is the only cover of that group that bears a block.
Warren Census no. MS-005. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 42. Ex Seybold, Knapp and Brooks. With 1997 P.S.E. certificate.
FINE APPEARING AND SCARCE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH FRANKING FOR THE 10-CENT RATE.
Only three covers with the 2c Green used from Louisiana are listed in the Warren census. Census no. La-003. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 41. Scott Retail for strip of five on cover is $13,500.00
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN ON COVER AND THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THIS MANUSCRIPT TOWN MARKING.
Brandon is a section of Prince George County Virginia along the James River. Warren Census no. IND-005 (meaning unidentified town marking). Illustrated in 2011 Congress Book on p. 63. Accompanied by biographical information on the addressees
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH ON A COLUMBIA DROP LETTER.
The Warren census records only seven examples of the 2c Lithograph used from Columbia, including three circulars -- one of which was used locally. This is the only recorded drop-letter usage in the census.
Warren Census no. SC-029. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 49. With 1982 P.F. certificate