Ultra Rare 10 Cents Confederate State Hoyer & Ludwig Dark Blue Fine Stamp L@@k For Sale
Up forsale is an extremely Rare Extra Fine Blue Confederate stamp
Full margins, beautiful rich color and sharp impression showing every detail of the lithograph, fresh and Very Fine, a rare proof A 10¢ blue with Thomas Jefferson also appeared in 1861, designed by Charles Ludwig of Hoyer & Ludwig, Richmond, Virginia. This issue was printed by two different companies: Hoyer & Ludwig and, later, J. T. Paterson & Co. of Augusta, Georgia
The postage stamps and postal system of the Confederate States of America carried the mail of the Confederacy for a brief period in American history. Early in 1861 when South Carolina no longer considered itself part of the Union and demanded that the U.S. Army abandon Fort Sumter, plans for a Confederate postal system were already underway. Indeed, the Confederate Post office was established on February 21, 1861; and it was not until April 12 that the American Civil War officially began, when the Confederate Army fired upon US soldiers who had refused to abandon the fort. However, the United States Post Office Department continued to handle the mail of the seceded states as usual during the first weeks of the war. It was not until June 1 that the Confederate Post office took over collection and delivery, now faced with the task of providing postage stamps and mail services for its citizens. The CSA Constitution had provided for a national postal service to be established, then required it to be self-financing beginning March 1, 1863 (Section 8. Powers of Congress, Item 7). President Jefferson Davis had appointed John Henninger Reagan on March 6, 1861, to head the new Confederate States of America Post-office Department. The Confederate Post Office proved to be very efficient and remained in operation for the entire duration of the Civil War.I make every effort to provide all necessary information for you to make an educated decision regarding edition, condition, and terms. I take many pictures to provide several clear photographs of every item I sell. I do not use any stock or borrowed photographs. The photographs you see in the listing are of the actual item for sale. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have prior to purchase. I pack with extreme care and want to keep you coming back again and again. Thank you for your interest. Please check out my other sale, I do Combine Shipping message me for details. Winning offer must be paid in full in 5 days.
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Ultra Rare 10 Cents Confederate State Hoyer & Ludwig Dark Blue Fine Stamp L@@k : $390