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Sale 1153 — The Deane R. Briggs, M.D., Collection of Florida in the Civil War

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

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Category — Blockade-Run Mail to Florida

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2172
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2172, Blockade-Run Mail to FloridaGlasgow, Scotland, to Tallahassee Fla. via Bermuda and Wilmington N.C, Glasgow, Scotland, to Tallahassee Fla. via Bermuda and Wilmington N.CGlasgow, Scotland, to Tallahassee Fla. via Bermuda and Wilmington N.C. "Wilmington N.C. Dec. 18" (1863) circular datestamp with manuscript "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee) on inbound blockade-run cover to Tallahassee Fla., original letter datelined Glasgow on Oct. 22, 1863, carried on Heroine from Bermuda, inconsequential back tears

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED INCOMING BLOCKADE-RUN COVERS ADDRESSED TO FLORIDA. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE SENT VIA WILMINGTON N.C.

Only three Florida-addressed incoming blockade-run covers are recorded out of more than 200 total covers. Two were sent through Charleston S.C. (offered in lots 2173 and 2174 in this sale) and this one was sent through Wilmington N.C. This is also the finest of the three.

Walske-Trepel Special Routes Census No. BI-Wm-50

E. 2,000-3,000
0
2173
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2173, Blockade-Run Mail to FloridaBermuda to Ocala Fla. via Charleston S.C, Bermuda to Ocala Fla. via Charleston S.CBermuda to Ocala Fla. via Charleston S.C. "Charleston S.C. Feb. 2" (1863) circular datestamp and "STEAM-SHIP" oval handstamp on inbound blockade-run cover to "Niel Ferguson Esq., Ocala, Madison County East Florida, Southern Confederacy", pencil "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee), manuscript "S.S. Princess Royal" name-of-ship designation and carried on that ship from Bermuda, age worn and soiled, small repair at right, otherwise Fine and extremely rare Florida-addressed incoming blockade-run cover, only three inbound covers are recorded out of more than 200 total, Walske-Trepel Special Routes Census No. BI-Ch-18, ex McNeal

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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2174
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2174, Blockade-Run Mail to FloridaNassau, Bahamas, to Tallahassee Fla. via Charleston S.C, Nassau, Bahamas, to Tallahassee Fla. via Charleston S.CNassau, Bahamas, to Tallahassee Fla. via Charleston S.C. "Charleston S.C. Sep. 4, 1863" double-circle datestamp and "STEAM-SHIP" oval handstamp on inbound blockade-run cover to Mrs. George Washington Lee at Tallahassee Fla., pencil "12" rate (10c plus 2c ship fee), manuscript "p. Str. Antonica" name-of-ship designation and carried on that ship from Nassau, docketed with Mar. 19, 1863 reply date -- probably in error, should be 1864 as the datestamp is dated 1863 and Charleston was closed to blockade running from Sep. 18, 1863, to Mar. 6, 1864 -- expert restoration of small erosion holes, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine appearance and extremely rare Florida-addressed incoming blockade-run cover, only three inbound covers are recorded out of more than 200 total, Walske-Trepel Special Routes Census No. BI-Ch-44

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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