Confederate Flag of Truce Mail and Censor Markings

Sale 3027 Part II - United States Postal History and Worldwide Flight Covers
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  • Lot# : 1653 Confederate Flag of Truce Mail and Censor Markings

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    Point Lookout, Maryland, Mar 29 (1864) cds on homemade cover from POW addressed to Laurel Branch NC, endorsed "By Flag of Truce", partially struck large oval "Approved J. N. Patterson Capt. & Provost Marshal Point Lookout, Md." handstamp (Ty. 1), US 3c Rose (65), cancelled by open grid pays US postage, two 5c Blue, Local (7, ample margins) both tied by Richmond Va. Apr. 9 cds pays CSA postage, cover slightly worn along bottom edge and small tear at bottom, Very Fine appearance and unusual mixed franking; ex-Walske; Toaspern handstamp and description cutout from old catalog on back side, 2011 PF certificate
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 575 USD
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