VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS 7-STAR OVERALL FLAG DESIGN USED FROM FLORIDA AND THE EARLIEST OF ALL CONFEDERATE PATRIOTICS USED IN FLORIDA.
This rare Patriotic design is desirable from any state. As a Confederate State use of U.S. postage from Florida, it is remarkable. It is also the earliest recorded Patriotic design used from Florida.
Illustrated in Wishnietsky book on p. 22
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE CONFEDERATE DEAD LETTER OFFICE MANUSCRIPT MARKING ON A COVER FROM FLORIDA.
This cover combines numerous rare elements. It is a Confederate use of U.S. postage from Florida, sent to Virginia before that state seceded on April 17. It was struck with Hampton forwarding and Richmond advertised markings. Going unclaimed, it most likely sat in the Richmond Post Office until approximately May 24 and then was sent to the Confederate Dead Letter Office (along with suspended northbound mail), where it was held until August 19. The Walske-Trepel Special Routes book records fewer than ten examples of the C.S.A. Dead Letter Office markings (handstamp or manuscript). The other manuscript markings we have seen are on northbound mail diverted at Richmond between May 24 and June 1, 1861. This is the only recorded Dead Letter Office cover from Florida.
C.S.A. Catalog value $7,500.00