Adams Express Co. New-Orleans Apr (1861).
Partly clear circular datestamp (month only -- no day) on 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to New York City, carried outside the mails and delivered by carrier, partly clear red "New York Paid City Delivery 1 ct."
circular datestamp, pencil "Paid CPI"
express mark, backflap removed, fresh and Very Fine cover, one of the few extant covers that show across-the-lines precursor private express carriage from Confederate New Orleans and delivery by government carrier service, only three such covers are recorded with the New York 1c carrier datestamp, ex Knapp, Middendorf, Meyersburg and Walske
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