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Sale 1016 — Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November, 2011

Category — Confederate States: Blockade-Run Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
818
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 818, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailNassau to Milledgeville Ga. via Charleston, Nassau to Milledgeville Ga. via CharlestonNassau to Milledgeville Ga. via Charleston. Clear strike of "Charleston N.C. Jan. 31 1864" circular datestamp, "Steam Ship" oval handstamp and ms. "12" in pencil (10c plus 2c ship fee) on blockade-run cover addressed to Gov. Joseph E. Brown in Milledgeville Ga., "per steamer Little Hattie" directive at top, receipt docketing vertically across front with list of vessels, enclosure datelined "Nassau N.P. Dec. 5 1864" headed J. C. Bailie, who worked for Adderley & Co. in Nassau (writing faded), Very Fine, ex Ballard, carried on blockade runner Little Hattie, 10 for 12 in successful trips

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
819
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 819, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailBerlin to Richmond via Charleston S.C, Berlin to Richmond via Charleston S.CBerlin to Richmond via Charleston S.C. Partly legible strike of "Charleston S.C. Apr. 10" circular datestamp with oval "Steam-Ship" handstamp and pencil "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee) on blockade-run cover originating Aug. 9 (1864) in Berlin, Germany to Miss. Valentine at Richmond Va., missing top flap and toning, Fine, ex Agre, with 1987 and 2002 C.S.A. certificates, carried on the blockade runner Chicora from Nassau

E. 750-1,000
950
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820
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 820, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailLiverpool to Petersburg via Wilmington N.C, Liverpool to Petersburg via Wilmington N.CLiverpool to Petersburg via Wilmington N.C. "Wilmington N.C. Aug. 13." circular datestamp and "SHIP" straightline handstamp with ms. "12" crossed out and re-rated "Due 22" for double 10c rate and 2c ship captain's fee on blockade-run folded letter datelined "Liverpool 4th July 1863" to Petersburg Va., notation on back "Ford. by G. C. & Co." (George Chambers & Co. Nassau), heavily dampstained and some paper erosion, otherwise Fine

E. 750-1,000
750
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821
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 821, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailNassau to Petersburg via Wilmington N.C, Nassau to Petersburg via Wilmington N.CNassau to Petersburg via Wilmington N.C. Fully struck "Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Feb. 12" integral-rate circular datestamp converted from 3c rate, matching "SHIP" straightline and ms. "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee) on incoming blockade-run cover to Petersburg Va., directed to "Polite attention of Geo. Campbell Esq.", very slightly age toned, most of backflap removed and slightly reduced at top, still Fine and scarce, carried on the blockade-runner Mary Ann, arriving from Nassau on Feb. 10, 1864, ex Lehman, Everett and Walske

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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822
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 822, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailRichmond via Wilmington N.C, Richmond via Wilmington N.CRichmond via Wilmington N.C. Mostly clear strike of modified "Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Apr. 16 (1864)" integral-rate circular datestamp, ms. "12" ship rate (10c plus 2c ship fee) on incoming blockade-run cover to Richmond Va. care of Mann S. Valentine, no contents and no remaining docketing, erasure at top which may have been docketing, missing top flap and some light toning, otherwise Fine, with 1988 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
750
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823
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 823, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailWilmington N.C. to Heidelberg, Germany, via England and France, Wilmington N.C. to Heidelberg, Germany, via England and FranceWilmington N.C. to Heidelberg, Germany, via England and France. Outbound blockade-run cover from the Watson correspondence, detailed Mar. 30, 1863 receipt docketing on back, no apparent Nassau or Bermuda datestamps, carried by private ship to Great Britain, "Liverpool Ship Mr. 28, 1863" boxed handstamp and red London Mar. 28 ship-letter transit datestamp on back, "GB/1F60c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp and French transit datestamp, blue crayon "1fl 15" collect postage, Very Fine, a rare blockade-run cover to Germany, Henry Watson Jr. was a lawyer and planter in Greensboro Ala., during the Civil War he relocated to Europe, his papers (including the letter carried in this cover) can be found in the Duke University Libraries (http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/rbmscl/watsonhenry/inv/)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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824
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 824, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Wilmington, Bermuda and St. Thomas, Savannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Wilmington, Bermuda and St. ThomasSavannah Ga. to Rome (Italy) via Wilmington, Bermuda and St. Thomas. April 27, 1864 origin date on outbound blockade-run cover to Mrs. John Lorenzo Locke in Rome, in care of Baring Brothers in London and Parkenham & Hooker in Rome, manuscript "1/" shilling prepaid packet postage, delivered to Baring Brothers, who re-mailed it at nearby Lombard Street post office, red "Lombard Street Paid JU 30 64" circular datestamp and red "PD" in oval, Marseille, Paris and Rome backstamps, Jul. 6 receipt docketing, part of top flap missing, Very Fine, from the famed Locke correspondence, while the cover lacks clear transit markings prior to arrival in London, Steven Walske's notes on the back indicate the cover was carried aboard the blockade-runner Helen II, departing Wilmington May 12, 1864 and arriving Bermuda May 16, then carried on the Merlin, leaving Bermuda June 3 and arriving St. Thomas June 9, then aboard a Royal Mail steamer leaving June 15 and arriving Southampton June 29, most covers from this correspondence went through Nassau, including a cover that was mailed more than three weeks after this one yet arrived in Rome on July 4th, two days before this cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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825
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 825, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailSummerville S.C. to Liverpool via Wilmington and Nassau, Summerville S.C. to Liverpool via Wilmington and NassauSummerville S.C. to Liverpool via Wilmington and Nassau. Small outbound blockade-run cover addressed to Mrs. C. L. Burckmyer, in care of Fraser Trenholm & Co. in Liverpool, England, entered British Mails with "Bahamas AP 16, 1864" circular datestamp on back, unpaid with 2sh due, comprising 1sh packet postage to England and 1sh penalty fee, blue crayon "1/5 + 7 = 2/" accounting (1p plus half of penalty retained by Bahamas P.O.), Liverpool receiving datestamp (May 28, 1864), minor edgewear and backflap tears, still Very Fine, ex Myers, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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826
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 826, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailSpartanburg S.C. to Liverpool, England, Spartanburg S.C. to Liverpool, EnglandSpartanburg S.C. to Liverpool, England. Small outbound blockade-run cover to "Mr. John Grimball, care of Fraser, Trenholm & Co." in Liverpool, possibly addressed to "Mr." to disguise the fact that Grimball was a Confederate Naval officer, no postal markings but incl. photocopy of the original letter datelined "Spartanburg S.C. June 28, 1864", Very Fine, a desirable outbound blockade run cover with military connection, possibly carried from Charleston on the blockade-runner Lynx which departed July 1 for Bermuda, the Lynx was a Fraser Trenholm ship and the Firm was a major principal in the blockade-running business, Lieutenant John Grimball's career included service on the C.S.S. Arkansas, an ironclad operating near Vicksburg and reputed to be the most feared ship of the C.S. Navy, he was assigned to service abroad on Jan. 6, 1864, and was appointed to the famed C.S.S. Shenandoah on Oct. 8, 1864, the Shenandoah's exploits continued months after the end of the war, as she captured whalers for prize, Lt. Grimball was present when the first and last shots of the war were fired

E. 400-500
275
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827
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 827, Confederate States: Blockade-Run MailPrize Court, Applications for Prize Money, Prize Court, Applications for Prize MoneyPrize Court, Applications for Prize Money. Approximately 10 folded legal applications from sailors for claims of portions of "prize money" due to them from service on Union Civil War ships which captured Confederate vessels, dated from 1864 through late 1860's, several with revenue stamps affixed, variety of formats, ships and styles of document, one has a sailor's discharge papers attached, faults to be expected but overall a Fine and fascinating group of documents

E. 300-400
600
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