Hillsboro, North Carolina, June 7, 1861. This Postmaster Provisional Scott #39X1 is the result of the postmaster not having Confederate stamps to sell and needed to provide postage. He struck a PAID handstamp on small slips of paper and sold them as stamps. Only one Confederate 5 -cent rate cover is recorded. The postmark is a Type 4, double circle datestamp with a Type 2, 5 rate marking use as a killer. One pre-war 3-cent example of this adhesive is known as well.
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