||CSA #1 Stone A-B
(4-Margin with part of the adjacent stamp visible on the left) tied by
the Richmond, Va
CDS Powell Type 2a 26 OCT 1861 (full yeardate in the CDS). Addressed to
Miss Linnie Mansfield, Mansfield PO, Louisa County, Va. The stamp has
plating marks at the lower right corner but does not plate to Stone 1.
Therefore, because of the very early use only 10 days after the stamp
was issued, the stamp must be Stone A-B which has not been completely plated.
Cover has light water staining along the bottom edge and the upper left
corner but still has a very clean appearance with a nice stamp.
Commercially made cover with embossing on the back flap
and minor back flap opening tears.