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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — Mississippi River Steamboats

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1375°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1375, Mississippi River SteamboatsKey West Fla. Mar. 28, 1861, Key West Fla. Mar. 28, 1861Key West Fla. Mar. 28, 1861. Double-circle ds with grid cancel on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Blakely Ala., sender's routing "Via New Orleans" and "Pr. N.O. Mail Line", minor wrinkles and soiling, still Very Fine, a rare example of the British-operated New Orleans Mail Line service with U.S. postage used in the Confederacy - Florida, Louisiana and Alabama were all members of the C.S.A. in March 1861 - signed Brian Green

E. 1,000-1,500
0
1376°
c
"STEAM", Natchez Miss. Bold straightline hs ties 3c Dull Red (26), trimmed at left, on buff cover originating at New Orleans, received from steamboat at Natchez, ms. docketing indicates Jan. 12, 1861 mailing date, Confederate period, Very Fine, signed Brian Green

E. 300-400
170
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1377°
c
5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Bottom sheet margin single, other margins just in, tied by bold "STEAM" handstamp on cover to Natchez Miss., light strike of Natchez cds, Jan. 1862 docketing, some toning spots, Fine

400
375
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1378°
c
New Orleans La. 10 May (1861). Large cds on 3c Red Star Die entire to Carroll Hoy & Co., originating up river and cancelled "Way" on arrival, Very Fine, choice Mississippi River way usage during Confederate period, ex Antrim

E. 400-500
400
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1379°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1379, Mississippi River SteamboatsNew Orleans La. Jan. 16, 1862, New Orleans La. Jan. 16, 1862New Orleans La. Jan. 16, 1862. Double-circle datestamp and bold "Steam 7" straightline (5c postage plus 2c ship captain's fee), on fresh cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. at New Orleans, sender's routing "Per Freight", usual filing pinholes, Extremely Fine, a choice and rare Mississippi River packet boat usage, ex Wiseman, Engel, Haas

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1380°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1380, Mississippi River SteamboatsNew Orleans La., Jan. 27, 1862, New Orleans La., Jan. 27, 1862New Orleans La., Jan. 27, 1862. Double-circle datestamp, matching "Steam 7" handstamp (5c postage plus 2c ship captain's fee) on small cover addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, small edge tear, otherwise Very Fine

E. 1,250-1,500
0
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1381°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1381, Mississippi River Steamboats5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Ample even margins, used as forwarding postage on buff cover to member of Delta Rifles, in care of 4th Regt. Louisiana Volunteers at Berwick City La., received by forwarding agents at New Orleans via steamboat and postmarked with "New Orleans La. Dec. 22, 1861" double-circle river-mail datestamp and "Steam 7" handstamp, 7c paid by agents and 5c stamp affixed more than one month later, tied by "New Orleans La. 30 Jan." cds, Very Fine, an extremely rare combination of rates and markings associated with steamboat and regular mails, ex MacBride, Meroni, Everett

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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1382°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1382, Mississippi River SteamboatsSteamer Charmer, Capt. W. O. Wilson. R.  Holmes, Clerk, Steamer Charmer, Capt. W. O. Wilson. R.  Holmes, ClerkSteamer Charmer, Capt. W. O. Wilson. R. Holmes, Clerk. Double-line oval handstamp on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire to Carroll Hoy & Co. at New Orleans, ultramarine "N.O. & Vicksburgh R.R. Feb. 21" (1861) route 7309 agent's cds, 1861 usage since Charmer was lost in that year, Very Fine, extremely rare Confederate steamboat usage, ex Simmons, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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