Regular Saturday Evening/ Coast Packet/ Golden Age./ Master.
Clear strike of blue oval handstamp, "New Orleans La. 26 Apr." (1861) circular datestamp on 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26)
to Mobile Ala., some minor soiling and edge nicks, Very Fine strike, an extremely rare example of this Mississippi River name-of-boat handstamp with Confederate use of U.S. postage, an earlier version of this handstamp included the master's name, by 1860 the name had been removed, illustrated in Milgram Vessel-Named Markings
book (p. 305) and in C.S.A. Catalog on p. 472, with 1978 P.F. certificate
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