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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 18-19 April, 2013

Category — Across-the-Lines Private Express Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2285
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2285, Across-the-Lines Private Express MailNew Orleans to Le Havre, France, Jul. 1861, New Orleans to Le Havre, France, Jul. 1861New Orleans to Le Havre, France, Jul. 1861. Blue folded letter datelined "New Orleans 8 July, 1861", France 20c Blue, tied by diamond grid cancel, blue "Forwarded by J. Barbe, Havre" octagonal handstamp, Paris datestamp, La Havre receiving datestamp on back, letter relates to business and states "we are in hourly expectation of hearing of hard fighting in Virginia", file fold and minor edge nick, Very Fine, probably sent inside an across-the-lines express cover to the North and then sent outside the mails to Havre

E. 300-400
200
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