Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018
Category — Confederate and Civil War: Blockade-Run Mail
EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE BLOCKADE-RUN COVER WITH SHIP'S NAME AND CONFEDERATE STAMP FOR INTERNAL POSTAGE.
This cover was carried from Nassau on board the blockade-runner General Whiting, arriving Charleston Aug. 3, 1864. An earlier and nearly identical cover from the Steven Walske collection (Siegel Sale 988, lot 325, realized $4,000 hammer) was carried on the Lucy from Nassau to Wilmington N.C. and handled by a forwarder. This cover was almost certainly handled the same way.
Walske-Trepel Census BI-Ch-60. Ex Karras