Lot 2477Confederacy, Johnson's Island, Sandusky O, Incoming cover to prisoner-of-war from Hadensville Va., endorsed "By Flag of Truce, Care of Hon, Robert Ould, Richmond Va.", mixed franking with C.S.A. 10¢ Blue, Die B (12), deep shade, tied by indistinct strike of "Hadensville Va. Feb 7" cds, and U.S. 3¢ rose (65), corner faults, tied by quartered cork, matching "Old Point Comfort Va. Mar 27" cds, docketed "Apr. 6 1865" at top, reverse with two strikes of "Prisoner's Letter, Johnsons Island, Examined, J. Jordan" examiner's oval handstamp (used from Apr. 3-May 5, 1865); some light soiling, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Walske; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A SCARCE JOHNSON'S ISLAND FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVER THROUGH RICHMOND AND OLD POINT COMFORT.
Robert Ould, who handled this cover in Richmond, was well-known as a Confederate agent for the "Dix-Hill Cartel", which was an 1862 agreement between the C.S.A. and U.S. on prisoner exchange
References: Illustrated in Special Routes on p. 71.