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lot # 92 - u.s. postal history Military - General

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022 13:00 to Friday Jun 24, 2022 20:00 America/New_York
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"Adams Express Co. Baltimore, Md. Jul. 11, 1861", attractive strike on 3c Red Star Die entire (U27), "Baltimore, Md." unobscured, two strikes of straightline "Paid" alongside, southbound cover to "Mr. W.W. Fife, Newbern, North Carolina", endorsed "per Express" at top left, blue "Adams Express Co Augusta, Ga Jul 18" oval, entered the Confederate mails with "Augusta Ga. Jul 18" double circle postmark and straightline "Paid 10", small sealed tears do not detract, lightened stained spot at lower left, very fine appearance, one of seven examples of the Adams Baltimore office handstamp and one of just three datestamped at the Augusta office, a spectacular combination of markings, Special Routes Census No. S-AD-20 and illustrated on page 43, 2022 Philatelic Foundation certificate
Provenance: Steven C. Walske (R.A. Siegel Sale 988, 2010)