Sale 1238 — Civil War Special Mail Routes
Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 June, 2021
Category — Blockade-Run Mail
Forwarded by Henry Adderley & Co. Nassau. N.P. Bahamas. Blue oval handstamp on cover to Charleston S.C., docketed "From J.F. & Co." (John Fraser & Co.) in Liverpool, England, carried from Liverpool on Cunarder Persia on July 5, 1862, arriving New York July 16; then by Cunard branch line to Nassau where Adderly oval was applied, carried on blockade-runner Leopard (Fraser Trenholm & Co.) from Nassau on July 31, arriving Charleston with Aug. 3 double-circle datestamp and bold "6" cents due for in-port ship fee, minor toning and wrinkling
FINE AND SCARCE INCOMING BLOCKADE-RUN COVER THROUGH CHARLESTON WITH A CHOICE STRIKE OF THE ADDERLEY NASSAU HANDSTAMP.
John Fraser & Co. was the London affiliate of Fraser Trenholm & Co., while Henry Adderley & Co. was their Nassau agent. This cover nicely ties together all three entities. The Leopard made eight successful trips for Fraser Trenholm before she ran aground and was burned while trying to enter Charleston on April 12, 1863.
Illustrated in Special Routes book (p. 122, census no. BI-Ch-5). Ex Walske