Talcott Postmark circa 1852-56

This is an envelope that contains a now-gone enclosure that was taken to the post office and mailed around 1852-56.

Scott #11 CUT TO OCTAGON SHAPE by sender.

The postmaster at Talcott, Virginia applied a small-town manuscript cancel "Talcott 29th" and put a "$" for good measure on the stamp.

The envelope is addressed to "Miss Margaret E. Booker, Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va.