Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Steamboat Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
52
c
Sale 933, Lot 52, Steamboat Markings3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Tied by "Detroit Mich. Paid 3 Jul. 22, 1858" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Red Bridge P.O. Mich., also with "Lake Superior Line, Steamer Iron City, Hussey & McBride, Agents, Cleveland O." oval handstamp, "Steamboat" handstamp at top, small faults, missing top flap, still Very Fine

E. 150-200
475
53
c
Sale 933, Lot 53, Steamboat MarkingsSteamer Isabel. Well-struck blue handstamp with intricate design on blue folded 1851 printed prices current from St. Louis to New Orleans, red "New Orleans La. Feb. 17" circular datestamp and matching "Way 11 Cents" handstamp, light file folds, Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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54
c
Sale 933, Lot 54, Steamboat Markings3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Bright color, tied by brown "From Steamer Lecomte, C. Johnson Capt." oval handstamp on cover to Carroll Hoy in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Very Fine, scarce marking from this Red River steamer

E. 150-200
100
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55
c
Name-of-Boat Packet Markings. 13 covers with various name-of-boat handstamps incl. "Steamer Cuba", "Steamer Hecla", "Steamer Genl. Lafayette", "Alice Vivian" on 3c Nesbitt, "Steamer Oregon 5", "From Steamer Oscecla", "Steamer Duck River", "Louisiana", "Steamer Capitol", one with 3c 1851, another is a 1c postal card, strikes vary in strength, minor faults, still Fine and a desirable group

E. 500-750
650
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56
c
Steamboat Covers. Approximately 50 covers with variety of "Steam" and "Steamboat" markings, from early stampless thru early 20th Century, incl. "Steam-Boat 18-3/4" attached rate, 3c 1857's with straightline and "Due 2cts." handstamps, etc., generally Very Fine, very worthwhile group with high retail value

E. 500-750
550
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57
c
"Way" Markings. Eleven covers with "Way" handstamps (some with integral rate), five with 3c 1851's (another two stamps off cover), incl. Mobile and Montgomery Ala., New Orleans and Providence R.I., a few trivial faults, still Very Fine, a carefully-selected group of "Way" items

E. 300-400
275
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