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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-11-20
The Brandon Collection, Part 2: General Issues and Postal History
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Sale Number 1087, Lot Number 563, Covert Mail Routes and Blockade-Run MailMatamoros to New Orleans via Brownsville and Berwick's Bay, Matamoros to New Orleans via Brownsville and Berwick's BayMatamoros to New Orleans via Brownsville and Berwick's Bay. Blue folded letter with "A. Uhde & Co. Matamoros" forwarder's greenish-blue oval handstamp applied at origin in Matamoros, addressed to Avendano Brothers in New Orleans with sender's directive "via Berwicks Bay", mostly clear strike of "Brownsville Txs. Jul. 15" (1861) circular datestamp and "PAID 10" straightline handstamp for C.S.A. rate, manuscript "c/pd 10", receipt docketing indicates July 8 origin date (Matamoros) and August 15 arrival (New Orleans) -- a one-month transit between Brownsville and New Orleans -- faint toning along vertical file folds, slight wear at upper right corner

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF TRANS-RIO GRANDE MAIL CARRIED FROM MEXICO TO CONFEDERATE NEW ORLEANS VIA TEXAS AND ACROSS BERWICK'S BAY. EXTREMELY UNUSUAL WITH THE MANUSCRIPT ROUTE DIRECTIVE.

This July 1861 cover is an early example of mail carried across the Rio Grande from Matamoros to Brownsville, which entered the C.S.A. postal system and was transported to New Orleans. The route indicated on the cover, "via Berwick's Bay", was the well-established "Texas and New Orleans Great Southwestern Passenger Route" across the Atchafalaya River via Berwick City and Brashear (later renamed Morgan City). This is the only trans-Rio Grande cover we have seen with this directive (a later cover from this correspondence has a "via Corpus" directive).

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E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2010-05-27
The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 372, Trans-Rio Grande Mail: Brownsville-MatamorosMonterrey (Mexico) to New Orleans via Matamoros and Brownsville, Monterrey (Mexico) to New Orleans via Matamoros and BrownsvilleMonterrey (Mexico) to New Orleans via Matamoros and Brownsville. Greenish folded cover from Luis Coindreau in Monterrey, Mexico, to Seres. Avendano Hermanos in New Orleans, "Brownsville Tex. Jan. 13" (1862) datestamp and "Paid 10" straightline handstamp for C.S.A. rate, receipt docketing "1862, Luis G. Coindreau, Monterey Enero 7, Rcda. 31, Cda. Abril 1" -- indicating that the letter was dated at Monterrey on Jan. 7, 1862, and was received in New Orleans on Jan. 31, couple vertical file folds, few sealed edge tears, Fine, extremely rare trans-Rio Grande cover, this cover was carried during the period when Costa's Express was running, leading some previous students to attribute it to his service, but it was probably carried in the regular C.S.A. mails from Brownsville to New Orleans, ex MacBride and Skinner

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2010-05-27
The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 375, Trans-Rio Grande Mail: Brownsville-MatamorosBrownsville Tex. Apr. 25, 1865, Brownsville Tex. Apr. 25, 1865Brownsville Tex. Apr. 25, 1865. Lightly inked but readable circular datestamp and manuscript "Paid 30" triple rate on blue folded letter carried from Matamoros to San Antonio via Brownsville, datelined "Matamoros 23 Abril 1865" from Casimiro Castro to Luis Leon, two strikes of "Maza y Larrache Matamoros" double-circle datestamp with Apr. 22 and 23 dates

VERY FINE. A LATE TRANS-RIO GRANDE FOLDED LETTER THAT MENTIONS THE SURRENDER OF LEE'S ARMY.

This letter, written in Spanish, mentions receiving news of the "capitulacion de Lee", referring of course to Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. The war would carry on another month in Texas, with the last battle -- the Battle of Palmito Ranch -- fought on May 12.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2008-04-10
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3384, Official Imprints, Blockade-Run Mail, Trans-Mississippi ExpressBrownsville Tex. Feb. 28, 1865, Brownsville Tex. Feb. 28, 1865Brownsville Tex. Feb. 28, 1865. Partly readable circular datestamp and "Paid 10" handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Matamoros, 26 Febrero 1865" from Casimiro Castro in Mexico to Bustamante in San Antonio Tex., blue "Maza y Larrache * Matamoros *" double oval handstamp, blue crayon "Due 10" (the "Paid 10" was either applied afterward, or the 10c due was for an additional rate), minor paper flaw along file fold at left, Very Fine, a rare Trans-Rio Grande cover from Mexico to Confederate Texas, ex Hill, with 2004 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2002-09-25
The Dr. Karl Agre Collection of Confederate States
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Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5475, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Texas)Brownsville Tex. Jul. 24, Brownsville Tex. Jul. 24Brownsville Tex. Jul. 24. Circular datestamp with outer line of dashes with "Paid" and "10" handstamps on large part of orange cover to Houston Tex., Fine and scarce

E. 100-150
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2002-09-25
The Dr. Karl Agre Collection of Confederate States
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Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5922, Cross-Border Mail from MexicoBrownsville Tex. 14 Mar. 1865, Brownsville Tex. 14 Mar. 1865Brownsville Tex. 14 Mar. 1865. Rimless datestamp with inverted day and month at center on 1865 folded letter with quadrille watermark, from Matamoros, Mexico to San Antonio Tex., bold "Paid 10" Type II handstamp, Very Fine and attractive, extremely rare usage, ex Camina

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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