VERY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING FIRST DAY COVERS OF THE CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM -- WITH THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN.
Covers postmarked on June 1, 1861 -- the first day of the Confederate postal system -- are rare and very desirable. Only two Patriotic covers with June 1 postmarks are known to us (the other is offered in the following lot). This cover would make an excellent companion to the outstanding Corinth Miss. Jefferson Davis Patriotic cover used on May 31, 1861, the last day of U.S. rates in the Confederacy (see Siegel Sale 795, lot 36).
With 1999 C.S.A. certificate stating "Genuine June 1, 1861 usage"
VERY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN, POSTMARKED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM.
While the distance between Evergreen and New Orleans would not normally indicate a transit of nine days, the manuscript "1" date in the Evergreen June datestamp is completely original. It is possible that transit was delayed in this case.
Illustrated in Wishnietsky book (p. 56) and 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 145)