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.
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
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.
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.