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Sale 1151 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Friday, 3 March, 2017

Category — Blockade-Run Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1838
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1838, Blockade-Run MailLondon to Richmond via Charleston S.C, London to Richmond via Charleston S.CLondon to Richmond via Charleston S.C. Clear strike of "Charleston S.C. Oct. 10" circular datestamp with oval "Steam-Ship" handstamp and pencil "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee) on blockade-run cover from London to William Gray in Richmond Va., backflap tears, Very Fine, carried on the blockade runner Chicora from Nassau, the Walske sailing table from Special Mail Routes of the American Civil War indicates this originated in London on Aug. 25, 1864, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,000
1839
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1839, Blockade-Run MailLondon to Columbus Ga. via Wilmington N.C, London to Columbus Ga. via Wilmington N.CLondon to Columbus Ga. via Wilmington N.C. Manuscript "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee) on 1864 inbound blockade-run cover from Liverpool to Columbus Ga., prices current from Liverpool Cotton Brokers Association and addressed to James Wright, docketed at left, Very Fine, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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1840
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1840, Blockade-Run MailSpartanburg S.C. to Liverpool, England, Spartanburg S.C. to Liverpool, EnglandSpartanburg S.C. to Liverpool, England. Small cover to Lieut. John Grimball, in care of Fraser, Trenholm & Co. in Liverpool -- Grimball was an officer on the C.S.S. Rappahannock and Fraser, Tremholm & Co. were major principals in the blockade-running business -- no postal markings except a pencil "1/-" due, original letter no longer accompanies but Walske notes on back indicate it was datelined Spartanburg S.C. Dec. 20, 1864, and carried from Charleston on the blockade-runner General Whiting, departing Dec. 23 and arriving at Nassau on Dec. 27 (a very late run), minor toning and edge faults, Fine, ex Walske, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
375
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1841
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1841, Blockade-Run MailWilmington N.C. Sep. 18, Wilmington N.C. Sep. 18Wilmington N.C. Sep. 18. Circular datestamp on back of black bordered incoming blockade-run cover to Major DeRosset in Goldsboro N.C., "SHIP" straightline and manuscript "12" due for 10c rate plus 2c ship fee, no other markings and unknown origin but this is from a known blockade run correspondence (see our Walske Sale 988 lot 314), Very Fine, accompanied by a second cover to Miss. E. A. DeRosset in Wilmington, uncancelled horizontal pair 10c Blue Die B (12) affixed to flap and faulty from opening, no other markings except pencil "March 1865" at top, possibly a blockade use, Fine

E. 500-750
950
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1842
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1842, Blockade-Run MailParis to Charleston S.C. via Wilmington, Paris to Charleston S.C. via WilmingtonParis to Charleston S.C. via Wilmington. "Wilmington N.C. Sep. 25 (1863)" circular datestamp and "SHIP" straightline handstamp with manuscript "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee) on small inbound blockade-run cover from England to Cornelius Burckmyer in Charleston S.C., letter (does not accompany) was datelined Paris Aug. 20, 1863, slight soiling and wrinkling, still Very Fine, ex Walske, carried on Cunarder Scotia, dep. Liverpool Aug, 29, 1863, arr. New York Sep. 8; then Cunarder Corsica, dep. New York Sep. 12, arr. Nassau Sep. 16; then blockade-runner Margaret & Jessie, arr. Wilmington Sep. 22, accompanied by second repaired blockade-run cover via Wilmington addressed to Richmond

E. 500-750
1,100
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1843
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1843, Blockade-Run MailNassau to Milledgeville Ga. via Wilmington, Nassau to Milledgeville Ga. via WilmingtonNassau to Milledgeville Ga. via Wilmington. Cover addressed to Gov. Joseph E. Brown in Milledgeville Ga., manuscript "per S.S. Col. Lamb" endorsement, manuscript "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee), receipt docketing of Nov. 1864 from J. C. Bailie, who worked for Adderley & Co. in Nassau, staple rust stain at top, otherwise Very Fine, carried on blockade-runner Col. Lamb from Halifax via Nassau, arr. Wilmington Nov. 29

E. 400-500
425
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