Lot 3202Confederacy, South to North Civilian Flag-of-Truce Cover. Bearing United States 1861 3¢ rose (#65) tied "Port Royal, S.C./ Aug/20/'64" and matching target on cover to "Smith-Mott Esq., Hamilton, Madison Co., New York" with manuscript "Ex & App E.W.F." examining marking, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
This cover was mentioned on page 11 of the Jan-Feb 1974 Confederate Philatelist in Dr. Edward Greenwald's interesting article "Civilian Flag of Truce Mail - The Mott-Bostick Correspondence" and explains this interesting correspondence as well as flag of truce explanatory tables. A lot was deduced from the many original letters that were present with some of the covers (not this one). Copy of article available.