EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF FEWER THAN FIVE RECORDED INBOUND BLOCKADE-RUN COVERS WITH THE ADDERLEY FORWARDER'S HANDSTAMP. AN OUTSTANDING AND VERY RARE USE.
This was carried on the blockade-runner Herald (I) from Nassau on June 30, arriving at Charleston on July 3, 1862. John Fraser & Co. was the London affiliate of Fraser Trenholm & Co., while Henry Adderley & Co. was their Nassau agent. This cover nicely ties together all three entities.
Special Routes Census No. BI-Ch-2. The census records only two other examples of the Adderley & Co. handstamp on inbound covers, but we are aware of one other formerly in the Myers and Dr. Brandon collections. Ex Walske