New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4).
Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom of right stamp, neat "PAID"
cancels, tied by "New Orleans La. 22 Sep." (1861) circular datestamp on cover with gray-black "The South", Soldier, Flag and Tents with 11 Stars Patriotic Medallion
(TF-6), addressed to Col. Henry Marshall at Columbia S.C., expertly repaired opening tears along top thru design and sealed slit below stamps at right
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF "THE SOUTH" MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN -- USED WITH A PAIR OF NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONALS, IT IS A TRULY REMARKABLE COVER.
Ex Richey, Grant, Dukeshire, Everett and Kilbourne. Illustrated in Wishnietsky book on p. 118. With 1990 P.F. certificate
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