Sale 1238 — Civil War Special Mail Routes
Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 June, 2021
Category — Trans-Mississippi Express Mail
10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11 var). Two vertical pairs, originally forming a block of four, huge margins all around, intense dark shade and proof-like impression, tied by "Newnan Ga. Dec. 27" (1864) circular datestamp on westbound Trans-Mississippi Express oatmeal cover to Noland's River Tex., soldier's endorsement "From J. H. Hart, Co. J, 18th Tex. Cav." and routed "Per Express Mail Via Meridian, Mississippi", pencil "2" at upper right, very slightly reduced at right
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS COVERS EXTANT. ONLY A FEW ARE KNOWN WITH THE DISTINCTIVE 10-CENT KEATINGE & BALL PRINTING.
The majority of 40c Trans-Mississippi Express covers have stamps with faults or margins cutting into part of the design, and the covers are usually stained and faulty. The condition of the stamps and overall quality of this cover are extraordinary.
Ex Simon and Walske. With 1997 P.F. certificate.