Sale 1241 — United States and Civil War Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 September, 2021

Category — Stampless and Waterways

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1012
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1012, Stampless and WaterwaysHenry W. Carter, Expressman. Outstanding detailed wagon design in green with four-horse team and "Henry W. Carter" name above additional scene painted on the side of the wagon, addressed to "Express Agent" at Bradford N.H. with "in Haste", Very Fine, Henry W. Carter was a prominent merchant, importer and wholesaler based in Lebanon N.H. and known for his flashy multi-horse teams pulling wagons of goods (as a kind of traveling department store), called the "Merchant Prince" he was the founder of Carter's Overalls, which became famous throughout the U.S. in the late 1800s

E. 200-300
375
1013
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1013, Stampless and WaterwaysHuntsville Al. Aug. 5. Blue circular datestamp and clear strike of negative "5" and Stars within Star fancy rate handstamp on 1850 folded letter to Memphis Tenn., Fine, also includes legal-size folded letter from Buffalo N.Y. to Rochester N.Y. with strikes of fancy oval datestamp and "Paid", forwarded back to Buffalo with red Rochester circular datestamp, file folds, colorful and Fine

E. 200-300
150
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1014
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1014, Stampless and WaterwaysSonora Cal. Feb. 25. Small double-circle datestamp with "5" in double-line circle rate handstamp on forwarded brown cover to Sonora, redirected to Vallejo, "Greene N.Y. Jan. 18" circular datestamp with "Paid" and "6" transcontinental rate handstamp crossed out in pencil and marked "fwd", slight wear, Very Fine, unusual forwarded cover with scarce Sonora markings, 6c prepaid and 5c collect rates, ex Hahn

E. 200-300
275
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1015
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1015, Stampless and WaterwaysMagnetic Telegraph Office. Phila. Oval handstamp with blurry strike of blue "Philada Pa. 5cts. Jul. 20" integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to Spread Eagle Pa., address written in a florid hand to "Isaac P. Walker M(iddling) D(runk)" with caricature person yelling "in haste" at left, small nick at top right, still Very Fine and scarce, a wonderful hand-illustrated satirical design, the handstamp 1993 ASCC No. 2, Rarity 8

E. 300-400
475
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1016
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1016, Stampless and WaterwaysSAM RICKER JR., NEW ORLEANS, AGENT FOR THE TEXIAN POST OFFICE. Three covers with this distinctive large oval handstamp, one struck on front and two struck on back or flap, two addressed to Texas and one to care of Sam Ricker in New Orleans, the cover with the front strike is addressed to Houston with "STEAM PACKET/COLUMBIA" backstamp, the two covers with strikes on back show the typical edge faults and soiling, the front-struck cover is Very Fine, overall a desirable trio

E. 400-500
500
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1017
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1017, Stampless and WaterwaysStampless Covers, Better Markings. 22 covers, most with a variety of straightline handstamps but a few with fancy town markings, including two with blue Hanover N.H. boxed with negative lettering, Shelbyville Ky negative circular datestamp, Palmer Mass. box, Collinsville Conn. illustrated Axe, Augusta Maine illustrated Horn of Plenty, Smithfield Va. negative oval, straightlines include Natchez Miss. 1806 territorial, two Baltimore Md 1780s, Nashville Tenn. 1804, Steamer Edna, a number of others, mixed condition with some faults or soiling present on the better covers, overall Fine, see our website PDF for a complete scan

E. 750-1,000
750
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1018
c
Stampless Transatlantic Covers, 1760-1863. More than 70 stampless covers, mostly transatlantic uses but also a few to or from Caribbean, wonderful range of markings and dates, some better include 1760 "NEW/YORK" to London, 1767 from Portugal to Marblehead Mass. with Boston "Bo. Sh. 2" postmark, Boston straightline from 1786 on incoming cover from Holland, other 1780s covers and a few other straightline postmarks, a number of freight money covers, others, fresh and Very Fine collection, see our website PDF for a complete scan

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
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1019
c
Stampless Cover Balance. More than 40 covers plus a few stamped covers, we note uses as early as 1770s but most from first half of 1800s, wide variety of markings, mixed condition and nothing particularly rare but some useful material present so worth reviewing our website PDF for a complete scan

E. 500-750
1,900
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1020
c
Stampless Cover Balance. Approximately 125, mostly from 1840s, wide range of towns and uses and rates, few sent free, we spotted a Liverpool Ship Letter marking, overall Fine-Very Fine markings, also includes a small group of stamped railroad-related

E. 200-300
650
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1021
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1021, Stampless and WaterwaysPacket Steamer Amanda. Extremely bold strike of blue double-oval handstamp on buff cover to Trinity La., Extremely Fine strike

E. 200-300
0
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1022
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1022, Stampless and WaterwaysSteamer Boston. Circular datestamp with "F. F. Kendrick Clerk." and dated Sep. 14, 1855 on buff cover to Deer Isle, Maine, clipped corners and small nick at bottom, Extremely Fine strike and possibly unique, illustrated in Milgram book (p. 127)

E. 200-300
160
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1023
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1023, Stampless and WaterwaysSteamer Dr. Franklin No. 2. Bold red framed handstamp on blue folded cover to Henry H. Sibley at Saint Peters Wis., marked "P/M" (printed matter), docketing indicates origination at St. Louis on May 15, 1849, light file folds, Very Fine, Sibley was the first governor of Minnesota and commander of forces against the Sioux Indians in 1862, the steamer Dr. Franklin No. 2 was a 189-ton sidewheeler built in 1848 and sold to Capt. D. Smith Harris for the Upper Mississippi trade, illustrated in Risvold book (p. 258), ex Dr. Robertson

E. 200-300
400
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1024
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1024, Stampless and WaterwaysSteamboat Piota. Clear strike of fancy blue oval handstamp with central design on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Buchannon, Carroll & Co. in New Orleans, Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
170
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1025
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1025, Stampless and WaterwaysPassenger Packet Vicksburg. Bold strike of blue ornate handstamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Carroll Hoy in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Very Fine strike, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
200
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1026
c
Sale 1241, Lot 1026, Stampless and WaterwaysSteamboat Covers. Single binder with more than 35 covers, the vast majority are steamboat related with a few Express Mail as well, some with manuscript steamer designations, most others are handstamped, earlier covers include Steamers Cora, Opelousas, Mary Clifton (two), Alice W. Glaze, Altoona (Extremely Fine strike but missing a stamp), Gen. Taylor, Opheila, Belle Creole, Sydonia, some later 1860s-70s covers including green Kouns Line, some faults to be expected but contains some Fine-Very Fine strikes, see our website PDF for a complete scan

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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