VA2594 CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) canceled by the Richmond, Va Large Grid and addressed locally as an Overpaid Drop Letter to John C. Rutherfoord, Richmond, Va. The cover is dated in Sept 1863 by period docketing at the left. John C. Rutherfoord (1825-1866) was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing Goochland County. This Richmond Large Grid (10 Bars) is very distinctive (described as a bar grid within a circle) and is a pre war mark that was only very rarely used in the Confederate period. Currently there are believed to be only five or six covers recorded showing CSA use of this large grid. Three of the recorded covers including this cover have the grid canceling a stamp. Of the known covers, this is the only one with the grid used on a drop letter. The others show the grid obliterating a rate applied in error. There may be some others as yet unrecognized and unrecorded. Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade. Very Fine. $1,250.00

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