Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Blockade-Run Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1044
c
Sale 933, Lot 1044, Blockade-Run MailBrownsville Tex. Feb. 9. Clear strike of rimless datestamp with matching "Paid 10" handstamp on 1863 folded letter originating in Matamoros, Mexico and addressed to San Antonio, company origin handstamp, some slight splitting along folds, singe marks at top right, otherwise Fine, scarce usage

E. 400-500
650
1045
c
Sale 933, Lot 1045, Blockade-Run MailInbound Blockade-Run Cover. Folded letter datelined "London May 31st 1864" and addressed to Richmond Va., oval "Steam-Ship" handstamp and "Charleston Jun. 29" circular datestamp, blue crayon "12" rating, slight wear, Very Fine, scarce usage, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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1046
c
Sale 933, Lot 1046, Blockade-Run MailOutbound Blockade-Run Cover to London and Forwarded to Rome. 1864 orange cover, left Wilmington on the blockade-runner Helen II on May 12, 1864 and arriving in Bermuda on May 16, thence from Bermuda on the Merlin arriving in St. Thomas on June 9, thence via R.M.S.S. leaving St. Thomas on June 15 and arriving in Southampton on June 29, various French transits, red "PD" in oval, missing small part of top flap, Very Fine, scarce and attractive outbound blockade-run cover sent fully prepaid to destination, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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