Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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Category — Confederate and Civil War: Blockade-Run Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
646
c
Sale 1182, Lot 646, Confederate and Civil War: Blockade-Run Mail10c Dark Blue, Die B (12). Large to huge margins including sheet margin at bottom, tied by "Charleston S.C. Aug. 3 '64" circular datestamp on buff cover most likely originating in England and addressed to A. A. Bell at Liberty Va. with blockade runner ship-name endorsement "per Genl. Whiting", matching "Triplicate", accompanied by photocopy of letter to the Mayor of Charleston from Major General Samuel Jones expressing concern about yellow fever that might have been carried on the General Whiting on this trip

EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE BLOCKADE-RUN COVER WITH SHIP'S NAME AND CONFEDERATE STAMP FOR INTERNAL POSTAGE.

This cover was carried from Nassau on board the blockade-runner General Whiting, arriving Charleston Aug. 3, 1864. An earlier and nearly identical cover from the Steven Walske collection (Siegel Sale 988, lot 325, realized $4,000 hammer) was carried on the Lucy from Nassau to Wilmington N.C. and handled by a forwarder. This cover was almost certainly handled the same way.

Walske-Trepel Census BI-Ch-60. Ex Karras

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