Lot 1998Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, huge margins including left sheet margin and two outer framelines, other sides clear, tied by "Charleston S.C., Sep 24, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff J.N. Robson Commission Merchant corner card cover to Concord N.C.; minor edge flaws expertly restored, Very Fine, ex-Calhoun (illustrated in his book on p. 74) and Gimelson.
Scott No. 16X1 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ CHARLESTON PROVISIONAL ADHESIVE ON AN ADVERTISING COVER.
The Calhoun census lists approximately fourteen examples on corner card covers. However, many are embossed and do not clearly show the design. The example offered here, with sheet margin and clear corner card, is especially desirable.