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
649
c
Sale 1182, Lot 649, Confederate and Civil War: Blockade-Run Mail5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, margins clear of design all around, bright color, tied by clear "Eagle Pass Tex. May 19" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to San Antonio, no contents to confirm but almost certainly originated in Mexico and carried across the Rio Grande to Confederate Texas

VERY FINE COVER ORIGINATING IN MEXICO AND CARRIED ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE TO CONFEDERATE TEXAS.

The Eagle Pass post office was the drop point for mail from Mexico to the Confederate States that crossed the Rio Grande further up the river near Piedras Negras. The typical franking is a pair of the 5c Blue Typograph stamps as seen here

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750