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Sale 1190 — The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Category — Louisiana Relief Committee

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1441
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1441, Louisiana Relief CommitteeLouisiana Relief Committee, Louisiana Relief CommitteeLouisiana Relief Committee. Manuscript endorsement "Forwarded by Louisiana Relief Committee at Mobile" on back of small narrow cover to Columbus Ga., horizontal pair 5c Blue, Local (7) tied by "Mobile Ala. May ?" (1864) double-circle datestamp, pencil manuscript "J.C." censor mark on back (Mobile Provost Marshal Jules C. Denis), missing part of backflap, right stamp faint diagonal crease

VERY FINE AND RARE COVER FORWARDED BY THE LOUISIANA RELIEF COMMITTEE AND CENSORED AT MOBILE.

On May 31, 1863, a group of expatriate New Orleans citizens in Mobile, Alabama, organized a committee to alleviate the suffering of poor citizens who remained in U.S.-occupied New Orleans, Louisiana. With the tacit concurrence of Federal authorities in New Orleans, they arranged shipments of food and clothing to New Orleans and helped citizens leave New Orleans for the Confederate States. These “Louisiana Relief Committee at Mobile” trips between Mobile and New Orleans via Pascagoula ran along the Mississippi Sound and carried letters which were not sanctioned by the U.S. Jules C. Denis, C.S.A. provost marshal at Mobile, examined the southbound letters. The U.S. also used these trips to transmit P.O.W. flag-of-truce mail to and from prisoners in New Orleans.

Raymond H. Weill & Co. backstamp

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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