VA2823 Handstamp PAID 5c with the small double circle Norfolk, Va CDS all in BLUE 25 APR 1862. Manuscript “Exd” and “Postage inside” on the face of the cover indicating that this is a Civilian Through-the-Lines Cover (inside envelope which also apparently contained a coin to pay the CSA postage) from the well-known Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Harriett Middleton Care of Henry A. Middleton, Charleston, South Carolina. No indication where in the North the cover originated as the enclosure is not present. But the Middleton family had relatives and business interests in Rhode Island. Very late cover coming through Norfolk as the city was Union occupied beginning 9 MAY 1862. Cover slightly reduced at the top not affecting anything and with a very light stain at the lower right. Cover still maintains a very clean appearance. Cover had a 2009 CSA Certificate (05404) which is now separated from the cover.$900.00

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