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Sale 940 — The Buck Boshwit Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 September, 2007

Category — Naval Covers

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 565, Naval CoversMemphis Ten. Apr. 8, 1862, Memphis Ten. Apr. 8, 1862Memphis Ten. Apr. 8, 1862. Perfect strike of circular datestamp with matching "Due 10" handstamp on orange cover to Richmond Va., endorsed "G. N. Hollins, Flag Officer" at top left, Extremely Fine usage from Hollins, who was a commander in the Confederate Navy, in April 1862 Hollins was patrolling the Mississippi River between Cairo and Memphis, ex Matz

E. 500-750
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 566, Naval Covers10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins to full, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Mar. 27" circular datestamp on cover addressed to "Asst. Surgeon Charles M. Morfitt, C.S. Navy, Care Commander Hollins, C.S. Steamer 'Ivy', Memphis P.O. Tenn.", fresh and Very Fine, an excellent demonstration of how Memphis was used by the Confederate Navy as a point for the distribution of mails, ex Judd

E. 500-750
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