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
650
c
Sale 1182, Lot 650, Confederate and Civil War: Blockade-Run MailVictoria, Mexico, to Brownsville, Texas, Trans-Rio Grande. Blue folded cover addressed to "Senor D. Jose San Roman" in Matamoras, Mexico 2r, 1861 Issue (8) with Victoria Tampas district straightline and tied by double oval cancel, Mar. 10, 1863 docketing on inside flap, back sealed with "Manuel Dos al Cueto C. Victoria" company double oval, carried privately across the Rio Grande to Brownsville where San Roman operated, small stain at left

VERY FINE TRANS-RIO GRANDE COVER FROM VICTORIA, MEXICO, TO BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, VIA MATAMORAS, WITH MEXICAN ADHESIVE FRANKING.

Jose San Roman was a prosperous merchant and blockade runner, as well as a banker and broker in the contraband cotton trade of the Civil War. Several covers from his correspondence are addressed to Brownsville and a few are addressed to Matamoras. In either case the ultimate destination was Texas. One of the two recorded 10c Victoria Texas Postmaster's Provisionals on cover is addressed to San Roman.

Ex Felton

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