Sale 1238 — Civil War Special Mail Routes
Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 June, 2021
Category — Blockade-Run Mail
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF THE 10-CENT ENGRAVED ISSUE ON A PRISTINE INCOMING BLOCKADE-RUN COVER ENDORSED BY BERMUDA AGENT MAJOR NORMAN S. WALKER.
Major Norman S. Walker was the senior Confederate agent in Bermuda from February 1863 until June 27, 1864. The yellow fever epidemic caused him and his family to leave the island; his wife and children for England, and Major Walker to the Confederate States on government business. After an abandoned effort to establish Halifax as a principal port for blockade-running, Major Walker and his family traveled to Bermuda and eventually returned to England (source: Rev. William Parkes, "Per Walker: Major Norman S. Walker and Bermuda Blockade Mail", Confederate Philatelist, May-June 1982 and Jul.-Aug. 1982, Nos. 207-208).
Special Routes census no. BI-Ch-58