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

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 May, 2010

Category — Covert Mail Routes

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
301
c
Sale 988, Lot 301, Covert Mail RoutesJ. B. DUTTON. Straightline handstamp, 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "Tecumseh Mich. Aug. 16, '64" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Waterford, Point of Rocks, Maryland, small tear at top and nicked at lower right, stamp has sealed pre-use tear, otherwise Fine, fewer than 20 covers are reported with the "J. B. DUTTON" handstamp, which was applied to southbound mail carried by Dutton between Waterford and Point of Rocks during the period when U.S. forces blockaded the Potomac River to stop incursions by C.S.A. raiders (see Special Routes book, pp. 173-175)

E. 400-500
1,300