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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Blockade-Run Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1364
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1364, Blockade-Run MailCharleston S.C. to New York City, Charleston S.C. to New York CityCharleston S.C. to New York City. Brown cover from the Carson correspondence, left Charleston on May 2, 1863, aboard the blockade-runner Ella & Annie, arriving Nassau May 6 where red "Nassau Paid B MY 6 63" circular datestamp and crayon "4" pence due were applied, sent to New York via regular mails and handstamped "5" cents due on arrival, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and rare outbound blockade-run cover, ex Everett

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
1365
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1365, Blockade-Run MailForwarded from England to Charleston via Blockade Runner, Forwarded from England to Charleston via Blockade RunnerForwarded from England to Charleston via Blockade Runner. Remarkable 1864 blockade-run cover that followed the addressee, Jonathan Lewis Faber, across the Atlantic: mailed from London to Reading with Great Britain 1861 1p Red tied by Oct. 26, 1864 duplex, redirected to Liverpool with Reading Oct. 26 and Liverpool Oct. 27 circular datestamps, forwarded from England to Charleston, bold "Charleston Dec. 15, 186-" circular datestamp 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 (one thru stamp), minor edge faults

A FINE AND REMARKABLE USAGE -- ONE OF THE FEW BLOCKADE-RUN COVERS IN EXISTENCE WITH A FOREIGN STAMP.

Ex Everett.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,000
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1366
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1366, Blockade-Run MailCharleston S.C. Feb. 20, 186-, Charleston S.C. Feb. 20, 186-Charleston S.C. Feb. 20, 186-. Circular datestamp with large "STEAM-SHIP" in oval handstamp and pencil ms. "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee) on small cover to Spartanburg S.C., 1863 docketing, faint toning and small hole in datestamp, otherwise Very Fine, from the Grimball correspondence

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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1367
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1367, Blockade-Run MailCharleston S.C. Mar. 19, 1864, Charleston S.C. Mar. 19, 1864Charleston S.C. Mar. 19, 1864. Double-circle datestamp and "STEAM-SHIP" oval handstamp on cover to Jeffersonton Ga., pencil "12" cents due, ms. "Due 12" (10c plus 2c ship fee), minor toning and wear around edges, slight creasing, otherwise Very Fine, ex Howard Green

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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1368°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1368, Blockade-Run MailWilmington N.C. 5 Paid Mar. 17, Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Mar. 17Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Mar. 17. Mostly clear integral-rate circular datestamp with ms. "Due" and "12" in two different hands (10c plus 2c ship fee) on small narrow cover to Flat Rock N.C., light vertical file fold, otherwise Very Fine, with 1988 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1369
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1369, Blockade-Run MailSavannah Ga. to Rome, Italy, Savannah Ga. to Rome, ItalySavannah Ga. to Rome, Italy. Buff cover from the Locke correspondence, originating in Savannah on Apr. 27, 1864 (docketed), addressed to Rome in care of Baring Bros. in London, carried from Wilmington N.C. on the blockade-runner Thistle (II), departing May 5, 1864, arriving in Bermuda on May 10, carried from Bermuda (Jun. 1) to St. Thomas (Jun. 4), then from St. Thomas (Jun. 15) by Royal Mail Steam Packet to Southampton (Jun. 29) -- no transit markings for these legs of the trip -- red "Lombard Street Paid F.O. JU 30 64" circular datestamp, red "PD" oval, French and Italian transits front and back, street address in Rome provided by Baring Bros., small piece out of backflap, Very Fine, rare example of routing thru Bermuda

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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1370
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1370, Blockade-Run MailPrize Court Mail, Prize Court MailPrize Court Mail. Cover bearing blue "Pendleton S.C. Aug. 20" circular datestamp and matching "Paid 5" handstamp, addressed to "Emilio Puig, Care of Spanish Consul, Charleston S.C.", red court docketing at right ("H.H.E." initials of Henry H. Elliott), some toning, still Very Fine and very rare, this cover was aboard a British ship which was captured trying to run the blockade into Charleston, the letter was then used as evidence in court proceedings, described in Dietz on p. 262

E. 500-750
750
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1371
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1371, Blockade-Run MailPrize Court Mail, Prize Court MailPrize Court Mail. Cover bearing blue "Pendleton S.C. Aug. 15" circular datestamp and matching "Paid 5" handstamp, addressed to "Emilio Puig, Care of Spanish Consul, Charleston S.C.", red court docketing at bottom ("H.H.E." initials of Henry H. Elliott), some toning, and top backflap removed, still Very Fine and rare

E. 500-750
500
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1372
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1372, Blockade-Run MailMatamoros, Mexico to San Antonio Texas, Matamoros, Mexico to San Antonio TexasMatamoros, Mexico to San Antonio Texas. Folded letter datelined "Matamoros 26th February 1863", "Brownsville Tex. Feb. 27." circular datestamp and "Paid 10" straightline handstamp, top right corner and edge slightly charred, otherwise Fine and rare example of mail carried across the Mexican border into Confederate Texas

E. 750-1,000
700
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1373
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1373, Blockade-Run Mail3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by bold "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 3, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to a "Surgeon on board the U.S. Ship St. Lawrence, Gulf Blockading Squadron", small repair at right, appears Very Fine

E. 100-150
105
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1374
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1374, Blockade-Run Mail3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid, "Roxboro Ms. Apr. 25" double-circle datestamp on pink cover to an "American on Board U.S. Steamer Colorado Off Fort Pickens Gulf Mo., South Atlantic Blockading Squadron", Very Fine

E. 100-150
170
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1375
c
Rear Admiral S. P. Lee. Six covers incl. five to Adm. Lee as commander of Miss. or Blockading Squadron, other to him before his promotion, small faults, Fine group

E. 300-400
200
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