Lot 2472Confederacy, Point Lookout Md, mostly clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter, Aug 8, 1864, Examined" octagon handstamp (CSA type C, EKU), U.S. 3¢ rose (65), natural s.e., and C.S.A. 10¢ greenish blue (12c), large margins except close at upper right, both stamps tied by duplex target and "Point Lookout Md. Aug. 8 '64" double-circle datestamp and by "Richmond Va. Aug 26" cds on fresh orange-buff cover addressed in blue manuscript to Nelson Station Va., endorsed "By flag of truce boat", fresh and Extremely Fine combination use, ex-Everett.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A CHOICE POINT LOOKOUT MS. PRISONER OF WAR COMBINATION USE TO VIRGINIA.
According to Galen Harrison's book, this is the earliest strike of the "Prisoner's Letter, Examined" type c handstamp.