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Large collection of Civil War era CSA Confederate and Union Postal Covers and 2 pcs of Currency, approximately 80 items total, including items associated with Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest. This lot consists of approximately seventy-eight (78) Civil War or Post Civil War era Confederate and Union postal covers, including one (1) cover one addressed to Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir, Mississippi, with Jefferson Davis handwritten endorsement; one (1) cover reading “A GOOD EGG/Hatched by Patriots, and/COLORED AT BULL RUN” against a full-color image of the First Confederate flag with eleven stars; three (3) covers depicting George or Martha Washington; and two (2) covers with lettering reading “ONE OF THE REBELS” above their portraits. Some housed in archival sleeves, many housed in a three ring binder. All approximately 3 1/4″ H x 5 5/8″ W. Also included are two (2) Confederate currency notes, including one (1) T-68 $10 Confederate States of America (CSA) note, issued in Richmond, VA dated February 17, 1863, with oral history of having been found in the personal belongings of Nathan Bedford Forrest after his death, and one (1) Fifty Cents Augusta Savings Bank note, issued in Augusta, GA, dated December 2, 1861. Both housed in archival sleeves. Ranging in size from 2 1/2″ H x 4 1/4″ W to 3″ H x 7″ W. This lot also includes one (1) copy of TENNESSEE HISTORICAL QUARTERLY: ANTEBELLUM BANKING IN TENNESSEE, Vol. XLV, No. 2, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Summer 1986. 9 3/4″ H x 6 5/8″ W x 1/4″ D.
CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with tears, toning, staining, general wear, to be expected from age and manner of use. Currency in circulated condition.