EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EAST-TO-WEST TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS COVER.
While this cover has no letter content, it most likely originated from somewhere other than Jackson, given the route directive. Jackson was occupied by Union troops during the Vicksburg Campaign in May-July 1863, but was not permanently held. It became a station on the Trans-Mississippi route in 1864, though very few 40c covers are recorded postmarked in Jackson.
Krieger census no. E30. Ex Brooks, Hill and Hastings. With 2013 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARING AND VERY RARE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS COVER -- REPUTED TO BE THE ONLY ONE WITH ITS ORIGINAL LETTER.
According to a notation by A. Earl Weatherly, this is the only 40c Trans-Mississippi Express cover with its original letter, but we cannot verify this claim.
Ex Walske. Illustrated in Shenfield book and listed in Krieger as E11 (page 41). With 2007 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARING WEST-TO-EAST TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS COVER. EASTBOUND COVERS ARE SCARCER THAN WESTBOUND COVERS.
Ex Telep, Felton and Hastings. With 1998 C.S.A. certificate.