Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2).
Clear strike of provisional marking, "Atlanta Ga. Oct. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "I go to illustrate Georgia -- Bartow" Patriotic
cover (F11-9, Slogan 52) to Crossville Ga., slightly reduced at right, some minor edge restoration, Very Fine appearance, fewer than a dozen patriotic covers are known with the Atlanta provisional handstamp, see Confederate Philatelist
(No. 242, pp. 72-73) for a biographical sketch of Bartow and the meaning of the phrase "I go to illustrate Georgia", Scott Retail $3,500.00
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