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"TURNED COVER" C.S. Envelope Addressed to Temporary Capitol Macon,Mississippi
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Here is a VERY cool piece! This is an original Civil War envelope that was used twice. This is what is known as a "Turned Cover". They get their name because once they were received, the person turns the paper inside out so they can use it again. This one is addressed to William H. Brown Esq. in the Auditor's Office in Macon, Mississippi. What is interesting is that for a short time, Macon was the temporary Capitol of Mississippi when Jackson was taken by the Union soldiers. In the upper right hand corner it has the ten cent Jefferson Davis Confederate postage stamp with the postmark from Aberdeen, Mississippi. On the other side it has the address to a person in Aberdeen, Mississippi named H.G.W. Tyler. It also has the remnants of another postmark. I got this piece from a cool collection that was amassed int he 1960's and it has his collector's page accompanying the envelope. It has the note that in the 1960's it cost him $15 which was a LOT of money. The envelope has the cool looking age and wear and displays well as you can see.

Item #: B4261
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price:$145.00 USD
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