Fort Delaware, Delaware City.
Orange prisoner-of-war cover to Fancy Grove Va. endorsed "By Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe, care Maj. Jno. E. Mulford",
clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Fort Delaware Del." (Ty. I) oval handstamp, "Delaware City Del. Aug. 29" circular datestamp, C.S.A. postage paid by 10c Blue, "TEN" (9),
large margins, light pre-use vertical crease, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 13" circular datestamp, U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65), couple tiny edge flaws, tied by target, some staining near bottom and slight overall soiling
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT "TEN" GENERAL ISSUE STAMP ON A MIXED-FRANKING PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER. THIS IS THE FINEST CONDITION OF ONLY THREE FULL COVER USES KNOWN TO US. .
We record only three "TEN" general issue stamps on prisoner-of-war covers plus a front only (used from Point Lookout). Of the other full covers, one is faulty with tears, stains, and a replaced backflap (used from Johnson's Island). The other has a "TEN" stamp that has been trimmed to shape (used from Fort Delaware). This cover, with only slight cosmetic issues is the finest of the three. Ex Dr. Brandon
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