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Sale 55: United States Postal History

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1863-64 10¢ Blue, Die A

Lot 2378    

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ Blue (four margins, clipped corner & some staining), tied indistinct cds on cover addressed to Surgeons - McDowell/ -- Gillespie, Medical Examining Board, Grenada Hospital, Grenada Miss[issippi], bit reduced at left, small tear at right, and file crease across top faintly through stamp, Fine, Featured in Terry Hambrecht's article in the March-April 1987 Confederate Philatelist, page 9 where he points out that examining boards helped elevate the quality of medical care but often left something to be desired, upon which he expounds in more detail. Detailed bio on Gillespie included from the unpublished biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity., ex-Hambrecht (no photo).
Scott No. 11    Estimate $75 - 100.

Realized: $40

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