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Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten, handstamped
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place:
Mississippi
Date:
December 3, 1861
Description:
CSA Paid 5 manuscript marking with a Grenada, Mississippi, December 3, 1861, circular date stamp on a buff patriotic envelope, addressed to Sharon, Mississippi. The sender was a private in the Confederate army.
The patriotic flag design shows eleven stars in the field. It is Dietz Type F-11-5.
It is established that this cover was used in 1861 since it is marked for five cents postage. Postage rates increased to ten cents in July 1862.
Topic:
Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877)  Search this
Object number:
2003.2004.29
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2003.2004.29