3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26).
Rich color, nice centering and margins, tied by "La Grange Tex. Jul. 12, 1858"
circular datestamp on cover to Austin Tex., addressed to "Swantee Palm",
another name for Swen Jaensson, a Swedish immigrant who served as postmaster of La Grange and Austin at different times, the small envelope has a printed woodcut illustration of soldiers in front of building with mounted officer and U.S. flag,
"J.W.O.P.P." imprint at bottom, missing backflap, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare design that we have not encountered before, this is probably a depiction of a military academy in La Grange
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