Lot 2501Confederacy, Galveston Tex, May 24, 1861, cds (1860 slug) and matching grid cancel on 3¢ red star die entire from the Carroll & Hoy correspondence to New Orleans La., usual filing holes, flap tear and tiny edge tear, Very Fine.
Scott No. U.S. #U26 Estimate $300 - 400.
Although the year slug in the cds appears to be 1860, the 3¢ star die entires were not issued until after the summer of 1860. The earliest known use of a star die entire is August 18th 1860 from Burlington N.J. The Galveston post office used the wrong year slug for several days in late May and early June 1861.
Lot 2502Confederacy, Newbury, England to Athens, Alabama, cover with "Newbury, Fe 19, 61" origin cds, "N. York Am. Pkt., 24, Mar 2" cds and 3 debit handstamp, original enclosure with interesting content in part…so sorry to hear of the Secession of the States. What will be the result? Won't Congress grant the Southern States all they ask? If not what will be the end…I fear those bad Politicians that have been managing the Country for several years will destroy the Union at last. What a pity (Andrew) Jackson would have gone further than South Carolina, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Alabama seceded from the Union on January 11th and was admitted to the Confederacy on February 4, 1861.