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
275
c
Sale 988, Lot 275, Trans-Mississippi Routes: Government Express10c Blue, Die A (11). Three huge margins, full at right, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 3" (1864) circular datestamp on homemade cover to "Capt. J. L. Kirby, Trans Miss Dept, Care Genl. J. B. Magruder, Shreveport La., Via Brandon Miss.", manuscript "Due 30" making up 40c Trans-Mississippi Express rate

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS COVER WITH "DUE 30" AND PART PREPAYMENT BY STAMP FOR 40-CENT RATE.

This cover is not listed in the Krieger book on Trans-Mississippi Express Mail, but a few covers to Capt. J. L. Kirby are recorded by Krieger, most of which are completely unpaid and were presumably carried by courier.

Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 107). Signed Brian Green. Ex Alex Hall

E. 3,000-4,000
2,800