Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 December, 2022

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Category — Waterway Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3014
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3014, Waterway MarkingsNew Orleans Packet P. Dalmau, Alexandria & Natchitoches Packet. Two covers each with large oval handstamp and addressed to New Orleans, one with "Way 6" handstamp and red New Orleans circular datestamp, minor wear, Very Fine examples of this Red River packet marking

Bid on this lot

E. 200-300
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3015
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3015, Waterway MarkingsSteamboat Piota. Clear strike of fancy blue oval handstamp with central design on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to New Orleans, bold "WAY" handstamp cancels entire, red "New Orleans La. Apl. 5" circular datestamp, Very Fine strike

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E. 200-300
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3016
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3016, Waterway MarkingsSteamboat St. James. Well-struck red oval handstamp with red "New Orleans La. Jan. 4" circular datestamp and two strikes of "2" handstamp on cover to Mr. T. F. Crawford at street address in New Orleans, Very Fine and rare, the "2" represents either a drop/carrier rate or advertised fee (the addressee was named in newspaper list of letters held at the post office), after arriving on the St. James, which had sailed from Yazoo City, this was not treated as normal steamboat or way mail (3c plus 1c), illustrated in Vessel Named Markings by Dr. Milgram on p. 661

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E. 400-500
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3017
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3017, Waterway MarkingsSteamer Sultana of St. Louis. Negative letters in circle, full and clear strike in red on 1849 folded letter from New Orleans to St. Louis Mp., ”p Sultana” manuscript directive at bottom left, Very Fine example of this scarce name-of-boat handstamp

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E. 500-750
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3018
c
Name-of-Boat Inland Waterway Handstamp Markings. 54 covers, including nice group of stampless such as New World, Steamboat Piota, Swan, Packet Monarch, Packet Dalman, Steamer Fashion, Packet Empress, Packet Mary Clifton, nice group of 3c entires including Steamer National, Steamer Bayou Belle, Packet Rapides, St. Nicholas, Packet Frolic, small group are with 3c Bank Note stamps with agent's markings, the quality of the strikes are better than normally seen, each identified by Milgrim number and most with short explanation of the history of the boat, few faults to be expected, overall a Fine-Very Fine and fascinating group

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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3019
c
Manuscript Steamer Markings. 15 covers with manuscript steamer designations, including "Grosse Tete" on star die entire, "Empire Parish" on 3c Nesbitt entire, "Golden Age", few other better, few small faults to be expected, most Fine-Very Fine, a fascinating group

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3020
c
Steam and Way Markings. 22 covers, markings include "Steam", "Steamboat", nice group of Way markings with different rates, a Fine-Very Fine group

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E. 400-500
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3021
c
"Way" Covers. 21 covers, all but a few are stampless, many markings from New Orleans or Mobile in a variety of styles including red, blue and black, earliest is a manuscript marking on 1785 folded letter with New York straightline, some faults but overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive group

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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