Sale 1238 — Civil War Special Mail Routes
Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 June, 2021
Category — Express Mail Across the Lines Beginning June 15, 1861
Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 31, 1861. Boldly struck circular datestamp on cover to George D. B. Keim in Pottsville Pa., "Richmond Va. Jul. 25, 1861" circular datestamp, Richmond "Paid 10" in circle C.S.A. rate handstamp at right, given to Adams Express and carried to Louisville where it entered the U.S. mails, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) affixed at Adams office in Louisville (over their datestamp) and tied by blue "Louisville Ky. Aug. 1, 1861" double-circle datestamp and matching blue grid cancel, Adams Express instruction label on back in black on blue-gray with rates for sending letters to the Confederate States, affixed at Louisville, receipt docketing "Mit Robinson, 21 July /61, 10 Aug. /61 recd", there is a small manuscript "40c" notation upside down at the bottom of the cover, opened on three sides for display
VERY FINE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED ADAMS EXPRESS COVERS WITH THE INSTRUCTION LABEL FOR MAILING LETTERS TO THE CONFEDERATE STATES. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE
3-CENT 1857 STAMP.
Special Routes census no. N-AD-41. Ex Dr. Brandon