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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 US #1 by a red GRID.
Stamp is FOUR MARGINS WITH parts of the bottom and right adjacent stamps showing.
This June 19, 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 with an amount of either payments or receipts for August 1849 but also docketed the letter's date and sender's name after re-folding: "Talbot & Strother 18th June 1849."
The ultimate destination of this item was the Wickham family plantation "Hickory Hill" in Hanover County near Taylorsville.
Because of refolding by the addressee to put in the family document box, there is a light crease through the stamp
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