Richmond, Virginia: 26 July 1861. This 5.5 x 3.25 envelope has two Richmond, Virginia postal markings: a circular city postmark dated Jul. There is also a bold strike of circular datestamp that reads, Adams Ex.The envelope additionally has a 3. A light blue label headed The Adams Express Company, S. Provides instructions to northern recipients for sending letters to the South. And labels are in nice shape.
The envelope has been split at the sides and bottom to facilitate display of the blue label. The lower third of the envelope front containing most of the address has been removed. The reverse of the flap fold has.Adams Express Company had been the primary express service throughout the South and Middle Atlantic states before the. Northbound letters, like this one from Richmond, needed to be enclosed in a plain unstamped envelope and addressed to the Northern recipient.
They were then delivered by hand to an express office in Nashville, Tennessee. The Adams Express Company office in Louisville where U. Express companies only provided this service for less than three months for on 26 August, the.Reported President Lincoln directed that Officers and agents of the Post Office Department will. Lose no time in putting an end to the written intercourse with [the Southern states] by causing the arrest of any express agent or. Who shall after this order, receive letters for transmission to or from said states. See the Spiegel catalog of 27 May 2010. This is an important documentation of written communication between Northern and Southern civilians during the Civil War. See Knowles at the Frajola website, 2017. View My Other Items For Sale. I know that this can be expensive, but I've switched to this method because I've had too many claims of non-receipt by international buyers. Please don't assume anything that is not specifically stated or shown on this listing page. This is a Read'Em Again Books sale.
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Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Civil War Across the Lines Mail with Special Adams Express Label 1861" is in sale since Tuesday, June 27, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail". The seller is "ksanftleben" and is located in Dumfries, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.