Sherman Tex. Mar. 12.
Slightly smudged circular datestamp, matching grid cancels 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) with eagle design handstamp
on cover to Hunnewell Mo., manuscript "Via the overland mail"
endorsement at bottom, 1861 receipt docketing on back, with original contents which state in part "The over land mail will stop running through this country on the 25th of the present month March 1861...The Texians have succeeded in taking all the forts and arms in Texas without any resistance on the part of the soldiers..."
, fresh and Very Fine, a rare and enigmatic use (at one time believed to be a packet boat handstamp), ex Meroni and Felton, with Weill backstamp and 1994 C.S.A. certificate which declines opinion on the eagle marking
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