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Sale 754 — The Morris Everett Collection of C.S.A.

Sale Date — Saturday, 30 October, 1993

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Category — Blockade-Run Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
459°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 459, Blockade-Run MailsCharleston S.C, Charleston S.CCharleston S.C. Remarkable 1864 blockade-run cover that followed the addressee, Jonathan Lewis Faber, across the Atlantic: mailed from London to Reading with G.B. 1p Red tied by Oct. 26 duplex, redirected to Liverpool with Reading Oct. 26 and Liverpool Oct. 27 cds, forwarded from England to Charleston, bold "Charleston Dec. 15, 186-" cds and "6" handstamped incoming ship letter rate due, redirected one last time to Glenn Springs S.C. with ms. "fd 10 Due", some toning and creases broken in places (one thru stamp), still Fine for this well-traveled cover, blockade-run covers with foreign stamps are extremely rare

E. 2,000-2,500
2,300
460
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 460, Blockade-Run MailsCharleston S.C. Oct. 10, Charleston S.C. Oct. 10Charleston S.C. Oct. 10. Blurry but fullly struck cds, matching "Steam-Ship" in oval hs on cover to Richmond Va., pencil "12" rate, Fine and desirable usage

E. 750-1,000
750
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461°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 461, Blockade-Run MailsCharleston S.C. Feb. 14, Charleston S.C. Feb. 14Charleston S.C. Feb. 14. Mostly clear strike of cds ties pair 5c Blue, Local (7), ample margins to just touching, bold "6" handstamped incoming ship letter rate due on Jan. 1863 folded letter from Liverpool to Charleston, redirected to Columbia S.C., thus requiring 5c pair, slightly toned file fold thru stamps, otherwise Very Fine, rare franking on a blockade-run cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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462°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 462, Blockade-Run MailsWilmington N.C. Oct. 20, Wilmington N.C. Oct. 20Wilmington N.C. Oct. 20. Mostly readable cds ties 20c Green (13), enormous margins, used as forwarding postage on folded letter datelined London, Sept. 23, 1864, addressed in care of Major B.F. Ficklin (head of Confederate war supply) at Wilmington, redirected to Augusta Ga. and franked with 20c for double rate, the letter contain's route instructions "Under cover to Messr. Martin & Co. Nassau" (Bahamas), ms. "6" pence due beneath stamp, no Confederate due markings, probably because of handling by Major Ficklin, stamp and cover expertly cleaned to remove stains, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare use of the 20c Green on blockade-run mail, illustrated in Shenfield (p. 57), ex Jeffreys

E. 2,000-2,500
1,000
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463
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 463, Blockade-Run MailsWilmington N.C. 5 Paid Feb. 12 , Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Feb. 12 Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Feb. 12 . Fully struck integral rate cds converted from 3c rate, matching "Ship" hs and ms. "12" rate on incoming blockade-run cover to Petersburg Va., a bit age toned, most of backflap removed and slightly reduced at top, still Fine and scarce, ex Lehman

E. 750-1,000
375
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464
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 464, Blockade-Run MailsWilmington N.C. 5 Paid Dec. 17, Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Dec. 17Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Dec. 17. Mostly readable integral rate cds converted from 3c rate, matching "Ship" hs and ms. "22" double rate on Nov. 1863 folded letter from Liverpool to Richmond Va., from the Gray correspondence with business content, Fine

E. 750-1,000
750
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465°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 465, Blockade-Run MailsOutgoing Blockade via Nassau, Outgoing Blockade via NassauOutgoing Blockade via Nassau. Yellow cover from the Carson correspondence originating in Charleston, addressed in care of C.E. Detmold, Trinity Buildings, New York, red "Nassau A Oc 26 62 Paid" cds, red pencil "4" pence rate, black "New-York Ship Letter 5 1862 Nov. 1" cds, note on back reads "Most happy to have the opportunity of forwarding you a letter fresh from the hands of Your Excellent father. Novr 1/62 C.E.D.", pencil docketing indicates content dated Sep. 9, 1862, couple creases in cover and a bit worn, still Fine, rare Atlantic coastal blockade-run usage

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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466°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 466, Blockade-Run MailsOutgoing Blockade via Nassau, Outgoing Blockade via NassauOutgoing Blockade via Nassau. Cover from the Carson correspondence originating in Charleston, addressed in care of C.E. Detmold, Trinity Buildings, New York, red "Nassau B Ja 19 63 Paid" cds, red pencil "8" pence rate, black "New-York 5 Jan. 26, 1863" integral rate debit cds, re-rated "10" in circle, pencil docketing indicates content dated Jan. 6, 1863, waterstain at upper right, very slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine, attractive blockade-run cover via Nassau, ex Antrim, Patterson, Knudsen

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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467
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 467, Blockade-Run MailsOutgoing Blockade via Nassau, Outgoing Blockade via NassauOutgoing Blockade via Nassau. Brown cover from the Carson correspondence originating in Charleston, addressed in care of C.E. Detmold, Trinity Buildings, New York, red "Nassau B My 6 63 Paid" cds, red pencil "4" pence rate, black "5" in circle debit cds, slightly reduced at left, few wrinkles around edges, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
400
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468
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 468, Blockade-Run Mails, Outgoing Blockade per Wild Pigeon. Cover from the Carson correspondence originating in Charleston, addressed in care of C.E. Detmold, Trinity Buildings, New York, endorsed "per `Wild Pigeon'" and rated "5" in circle due at New York, worn and creased at edges, still Fine, the Wild Pigeon was a blockade-running schooner that was captured and sunk off the Florida coast in October 1864

E. 750-1,000
525
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