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Sale 850 — The Dr. Karl Agre Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Waterway Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5919
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5919, Waterway CoversKey West Fla. Mar. 28, 1861, Key West Fla. Mar. 28, 1861Key West Fla. Mar. 28, 1861. Double-circle datestamp and matching grid cancels 3c Nesbitt entire (U10) to Blakely Ala., endorsed "Via New Orleans" and "Pr. N.O. Mail Line", few edge faults incl. sealed tear, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce Confederate State usage from Key West, unlisted in Dietz, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
5920
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5920, Waterway CoversNew Orleans La. Jul. 22, 1861, New Orleans La. Jul. 22, 1861New Orleans La. Jul. 22, 1861. 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, Extremely Fine, a choice and rare Mississippi River packet boat usage, ex Judd and Skinner

E. 750-1,000
600
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5921
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5921, Waterway Covers10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Huge even margins, tied by "Mobile Ala. Jul. 5" (1864) double-circle datestamp on salmon lithographed Independent Packet James Battle steamboat advertising cover to addressee at "C.S. Arsenal, Macon Ga.", waterstain skillfully cleaned

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE STEAMBOAT COVER.

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. Ex Hall.

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