FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTRAORDINARY POSTAL HISTORY ARTIFACT, ORIGINATING IN JAMAICA IN FEBRUARY 1865 AND CARRIED TO CONFEDERATE TEXAS VIA CIENFUEGOS, HAVANA AND GALVESTON -- THE FINAL LEG WAS MADE ON A BLOCKADE-RUNNER.
After travelling from Kingston, Jamaica, to Havana, Cuba, through private and postal routes, this letter was carried on the blockade-runner Evelyn, dep. Havana Mar. 4, 1865, arr. Galveston Mar. 9. The Evelyn was owned by Alexander Collie & Co.; active Nov. 1864 to Apr. 1865, 4 for 5 in successful trips; survived the war.
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCKADE-RUN COVER FROM MEXICO TO CONFEDERATE TEXAS VIA HAVANA AND GALVESTON.
Carried on RMSP Solent, dep. Vera Cruz Dec. 2, 1864, arr. Havana Dec. 6; then probably on blockade-runner Triton from Havana to Galveston. The Triton was active Aug. 1863 to Jan. 1865, 2 for 2 trips.