Sale 988 — The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 May, 2010

Category — Trans-Mississippi Routes: Government Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
274
c
Sale 988, Lot 274, Trans-Mississippi Routes: Government Express10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Vertical strip of three and single, huge margins all around, tied by light strikes of "Chattanooga Ten. Nov. 2" (1863) "roving" army field post circular datestamp on westbound Trans-Mississippi Express cover to John B. Brown in Cibolo Selma Tex., endorsed "Via Meridian Miss.", single stamp with faults, barely reduced at left, expertly repaired at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A WONDERFUL WESTBOUND TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS COVER TO TEXAS FROM THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE AFTER EVACUATING CHATTANOOGA.

The "roving" Chattanooga datestamp was taken from the city post office after evacuation and used as an army field office marking from September 1863 to January 1864. It is extremely rare on a Trans-Mississippi Express cover.

Illustrated in Krieger book (No. W-2). Ex Boshwit. With 1984 P.F. certificate.

E. 4,000-5,000
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