Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 December, 2022

Category — Confederate States: Blockade-Run Mail

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1272, Lot 3243, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailParis, France, to Charlotte C.H. Va. via Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Bermuda. "Wilmington N.C. Feb. 19" (1864) circular datestamp with manuscript "12" (10c plus 2c) and pencil "Due" on small inbound blockade-run cover addressed in the hand of Commodore Samuel Barron, writing from Paris to his family in Charlotte C.H. Va. (letter no longer accompanies), envelope style is typical of French stationery, carried by Cunarder Arabia from Liverpool on January 23, 1864, arriving Halifax February 4; then by branch line Alpha on February 5 to St. Georges, Bermuda, arriving February 10; then from Bermuda by the blockade-runner Advance, departing February 13 and arriving Wilmington on February 18, opening tears along top and reduced at right, still Fine and desirable incoming blockade-run cover, ex Walske, Special Routes census no. BI-Wm-60

E. 1,000-1,500