Sale 1238 — Civil War Special Mail Routes

Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 June, 2021

Category — Express Mail Across the Lines Beginning June 15, 1861

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
244
c
Sale 1238, Lot 244, Express Mail Across the Lines Beginning June 15, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 19, 1861. Double-struck circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to New Orleans street address, partly clear "New Orleans La. Jul. 22, 1861" double-circle datestamp and "due 20" straightline handstamp for double Confederate postage due, skillfully sealed tear into due marking, part of backflap restored and minor cosmetic improvements around edges

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ADAMS EXPRESS THROUGH-THE-LINES COVER INTO NEW ORLEANS. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE NEW ORLEANS "DUE 20".

Special Routes census no. S-AD-26. Ex Knapp, Meroni and Dr. Skinner.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500