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|Addressee:||Wm. F. Wickham|
|Qty of #1:||1.0|
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Red "RICHMOND Va." CDS with a hanging "5" that was purposefully off-struck on a folded wrapper that ties a beautiful UNCREASED US #1 by a red GRID.
Stamp is TWO HUGE MARGINS close on the other sides.
This March 3, 1849 usage (year by docketing) and month and day by cancel is addressed to William F. Wickham (Sr.), the father of future Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham.
You are purchasing only the postal portion--the letter is not present.
The addressee's son (Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham) was called one of the most stubborn and desperate fighters of the cavalry of the South.
This cover was sent to "William F. Wickham, Esq., Taylorsville, Hanover (County, Virginia)" from the Richmond commission merchant firm of Talbott & Strother. The addressee docketed the item after refolding it "Talbot & Strother 2nd March 1849."
The ultimate destination of this item was the Wickham family plantation "Hickory Hill" in Hanover County near Taylorsville.
EBAY lot (ivymontcpa)
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