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Sale 988 — The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 May, 2010

Category — Blockade-Run Mail: Outbound - The Locke Correspondence

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
336
c
Sale Number 988, Lot Number 336, Blockade-Run Mail: Outbound - The Locke CorrespondenceSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau, Savannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and NassauSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau. Aug. 22, 1862 origin date on cover to Mrs. John Lorenzo Locke in Rome, in care of Parkenham & Hooker (bankers), "Forwarded by Henry Adderley & Co., Nassau N.P. Bahamas" forwarder's blue oval handstamp, entered British Mails with red "Nassau Paid OC 22 62" circular datestamp, 3sh6p triple rate paid in cash, red crayon "3/4" credit (2p retained by Bahamas P.O.), red London (Dec. 16) and Calais (Dec. 17) transit datestamps, red "PD" in oval, receiving backstamp, Dec. 22, 1862 receipt docketing, edge faults

FINE. RARE USE OF THE ADDERLEY & COMPANY FORWARDER OVAL ON AN OUTBOUND BLOCKADE-RUN COVER TO ITALY.

Carried on blockade-runner Kate I, dep. Charleston Sep. 1, 1862, arr. Nassau Sep. 5; delayed in Nassau, then carried on Cunarder British Queen, dep. Nassau Nov. 24, arr. New York Nov. 28; then Cunarder Persia, dep. New York Dec. 3, arr. Queenstown Dec. 15. The Kate I was owned by Fraser & Co.; active Jan. to Nov. 1862, 20 for 20 in successful trips; hit a snag in the Cape Fear River and sank on Nov. 18, 1862.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
337
c
Sale Number 988, Lot Number 337, Blockade-Run Mail: Outbound - The Locke CorrespondenceSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau, Savannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and NassauSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau. Aug. 29, 1862 origin date on cover to Mrs. John Lorenzo Locke in Rome, in care of Parkenham & Hooker (bankers), "Forwarded by Sawyer & Menendez, Nassau N.P." forwarder's red negative oval handstamp, entered British Mails with "Bahamas OC 26 1862" circular datestamp on back, original 2sh4p double-rate franking comprising five stamps (four Bahamas 6p Violet and one 4p Rose) removed in transit before Nov. 24, 1862 receipt docketing was applied, a trace of target cancel remains, red crayon "2/3" credit (1p retained by Bahamas P.O.), red London (Nov. 11) and Calais (Nov. 12) transit datestamps, red "PD" in circle, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. RARE USE OF THE SAWYER & MENENDEZ FORWARDER OVAL ON AN OUTBOUND BLOCKADE-RUN COVER TO ITALY.

Carried on blockade-runner Scotia, dep. Charleston Sep. 26, 1862, arr. Nassau Sep. 30; missed Sep. 29 steamer to New York; carried on next steamer, Cunarder British Queen, dep. Nassau Oct. 27, arr. New York Nov. 1; then Cunarder Australasian, dep. New York Nov. 5, arr. Queenstown Nov. 15. The Scotia was active Jul. to Oct. 1862, 2 for 3 in successful trips; captured Oct. 24, 1862, by U.S.S. Restless, sold in Prize Court and sent back into blockade-running service as the Fannie & Jennie

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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338
c
Sale Number 988, Lot Number 338, Blockade-Run Mail: Outbound - The Locke CorrespondenceSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau, Savannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and NassauSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau. Nov. 3, 1862 origin date on cover to Mrs. John Lorenzo Locke in Rome, in care of Baring Brothers (bankers) in London, "Forwarded by Sawyer & Menendez, Nassau N.P." forwarder's blue oval handstamp on back, Sawyer & Menendez note "Answered this and sent to Baring. Menendez" on back, sent under cover to England, entered mails with "Lombard Street Paid JA 13 62" circular datestamp, red "1/" rate (11p to Italy plus 1p late fee), red "PD" oval, Calais (Jan. 14) transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, small edge tears

FINE. RARE USE OF THE SAWYER & MENENDEZ FORWARDER OVAL ON AN OUTBOUND BLOCKADE-RUN COVER TO ITALY.

Carried by blockade-runner Leopard, dep. Charleston Nov. 10, 1862, arr. Nassau Nov. 14; then Cunarder British Queen, dep. Nassau Dec. 23, arr. New York Dec. 27; then Cunarder Scotia, dep. New York Dec. 31, arr. Queenstown Jan. 10, 1863. The Leopard was owned by Fraser Trenholm & Co.; active June 1862 to Apr. 1863, 8 for 9 in successful trips; she was renamed the Stonewall Jackson, ran aground and burned entering Charleston harbor on Apr. 12, 1863.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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339
c
Sale Number 988, Lot Number 339, Blockade-Run Mail: Outbound - The Locke CorrespondenceSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau, Savannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and NassauSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau. Mar. 19, 1863 origin date on cover to Mrs. John Lorenzo Locke in Rome, in care of Baring Brothers (bankers), entered British Mails with red "Nassau Paid MR 27 63" circular datestamp, 12p double 6p packet rate paid in cash, red crayon "10" credit (2p retained by Bahamas P.O.), red London (May 4) transit datestamp, May 11, 1863 receipt docketing, minor edgewear, Very Fine, carried by blockade-runner Gertrude, dep. Charleston Mar. 23, 1863, arr. Nassau Mar 27 (last voyage before its capture); in Nassau forwarder prepaid double 6p packet rate to G.B. (just before increase to 1sh on Apr. 1, 1863); forwarded under cover to Rome with no further markings; carried on Cunarder British Queen, dep. Nassau Apr. 12, arr. New York Apr. 16 (last sailing on this route); then Cunarder Africa, dep. New York Apr. 22, arr. Queenstown May 3; the Gertrude was active Feb. 1863 to Apr. 1864, 2 for 3 in successful trips; captured by U.S.S. Vanderbilt, flagship of the Flying Squadron, on Apr. 16, 1863, near the Bahamas, but well away from the Confederate coastline

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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340
c
Sale Number 988, Lot Number 340, Blockade-Run Mail: Outbound - The Locke CorrespondenceSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau, Savannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and NassauSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau. Apr. 16, 1863 origin date on cover to Mrs. John Lorenzo Locke in Rome, in care of Magnay, Parkenham & Hooker (bankers), carried under cover to England, entered mails with red "Lombard Street Paid MY 30 63" circular datestamp, Calais (May 31) transit datestamp, red "PD" in oval, receiving backstamp, June 5, 1863 receipt docketing with notation "Corpus Christi", Very Fine, carried by the Ella & Annie, dep. Charleston Apr. 18, 1863, arr. Nassau Apr. 21; sent under cover to Baring Bros. in London on Cunarder Corsica, dep. Nassau May 12, arr. New York May 16; then Cunarder Australasian, dep. New York May 20, arr. Queenstown May 29; opened by Baring Bros and mailed at nearby Lombard St. post office prepaid 1sh (11p rate to Italy via France plus 1p late fee); the Ella & Annie was owned by the Importing & Exporting Co. of South Carolina (William C. Bee) and operated by the C.S. Navy (Captain Frank Bonneau); active Mar. 1863 to Nov. 1863, 8 for 9 in successful trips; captured by the U.S.S. Niphon on Nov. 9, 1863, trying to reach Wilmington; attempted to ram the Niphon, which turned slightly to avoid a direct hit and then boarded and captured the Ella & Annie (detailed report in New York Times Sep. 18, 1892); she became the U.S.S. Malvern, the flagship of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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341
c
Sale Number 988, Lot Number 341, Blockade-Run Mail: Outbound - The Locke CorrespondenceSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau, Savannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and NassauSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Charleston and Nassau. May 19, 1864 origin date on cover to Mrs. John Lorenzo Locke in Rome, in care of Baring Brothers in London and Parkenham & Hooker in Rome, entered British Mails with "Bahamas MY 30 1864" backstamp, manuscript "2/" due comprising 1sh packet postage plus 1sh penalty (accounting at lower left, Bahamas P.O. retained 7p of 2sh), red London receiving backstamp (Jun. 27), delivered to Baring Brothers, who re-mailed it at nearby Lombard Street post office, red "Lombard Street Paid JU 28 64" circular datestamp, red "PD" in oval and manuscript "1/10" prepaid rate (double 11p to Italy via France), Calais transit datestamp (Jun. 29), Paris (Jun. 29) and Rome (Jul. 4) backstamps, Jul. 4 receipt docketing

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE ARRAY OF POSTAL MARKINGS ON THIS OUTBOUND BLOCKADE-RUN COVER, WHICH WAS HANDLED BY TWO DIFFERENT FORWARDERS AND MAILED ONCE IN THE BAHAMAS AND A SECOND TIME IN ENGLAND.

Carried by the Mars, dep. Charleston May 26, 1864, arr. Nassau May 30; an unnamed forwarder in Bahamas dropped it unpaid into the Bahamian mails on May 30; carried on Cunarder Corsica, dep. Nassau Jun. 5, 1864, arr. New York Jun. 10; then Cunarder Australasian, dep. New York Jun. 15, arr. Queenstown Jun. 25; Baring Brothers paid 2sh, crossed out their name, mailed on Jun. 28 at local post office on Lombard Street prepaid 1sh10p. The Mars was active Jan. to June 1864, 2 for 2 in successful trips; survived the war.

E. 1,500-2,000
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