A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON AN ILLUSTRATED PACKET BOAT ADVERTISING COVER.
The James Battle was built in 1860 and ranked among the fastest steamboats of its time. It was captured by Union forces as a blockade-runner in November 1863.
Illustrated in Dietz catalogue (p. 251). With 1982 P.F. certificate. Accompanied by a bill of lading dated Feb. 21, 1861.
ONE OF THE FINEST OF ALL CONFEDERATE STEAMBOAT COVERS. A SPECTACULAR EXHIBITION ITEM.
The Confederate packet James Battle advertised service on the Alabama River from Mobile and Montgomery. It was captured as a blockade runner in November 1863. This advertising cover was sent to the Army of Tennessee headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston at Dalton, Georgia. Ex Meroni