Post by thephilatelist on Apr 8, 2016 16:56:26 GMT
This appears to be Scott's #11 A7 Die A Confederate States 10 cent Jefferson Davis.
The differences between Scott #11A7 Die A and Scott #12 A8 Die B are slight, but the most noticeable is an additional line outside the ornaments at the corners of A8 Die B.
There are no outside lines on the ornaments of this stamp on cover.
The multiplier 30x3=90 is a mystery.
And the cover image as upright in relation to the front.
Of course, the number 22 provides additional mystery along with the diamond embossed row of the stationer below it.
It appears to be addressed to a Mrs./Dr. U.G. Owen , Rockford, Surrey County, North Carolina. Without a prominent cancellation date I place the cover somewhere in the neighborhood of 1863, the year of the stamps printing.
And another view of the addressee.
Finally, what appears to be A7 Die A
Image of Jefferson Davis, line-engraved on steel by John Archer, transferred to a copper plate, and printed by Archer & Daly. The earliest use was April 21, 1863.
With an inverted image the cancellation appears to contain the number 11.
The paper of numbers 11 and 12 varies from thin hard to thick soft. That's always a challenge with any stamp on cover.