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WESTERN EXPANSION continued...

STEAMBOATS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
701 c   N.O. & St. Louis R.R. Line.ChampionE.B. Moore, Capt.Duvall W. Young, Clk., steamer illustrated handstamped corner card on yellow cover to Cincinnati franked with 3c Dull red
(26) tied by Cairo, Ill.Jun 27, 1861 c.d.s., fresh and very fineN.O. & St. Louis R.R. Line./Champion/E.B. Moore, Capt./Duvall W. Young, Cl'k., steamer illustrated handstamped corner card on yellow cover to Cincinnati franked with 3c Dull red (#26) tied by "Cairo, Ill./Jun 27, 1861" c.d.s., fresh and very fine.The Champion was a side-wheeler of 676 tons built at Cincinnati in 1858. She operated in the New Orleans - St. Louis trade until lost in 1863. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
702 c   Str. City of WinnipegAug 2 1878, largely clear blue double oval handstamp on registered cover franked by Canada 1873 3c Orange red and 1875 2c Orange Registration (37, F1),
former manuscript stroke cancel and latter with manuscript registrationStr. City of Winnipeg/Aug 2 1878, largely clear blue double oval handstamp on registered cover franked by Canada 1873 3c Orange red and 1875 2c Orange Registration (#37, F1), former manuscript stroke cancel and latter with manuscript registration number, addressed to Toronto and with their arrival backstamp, cover a bit reduced at right with portion of side flap missing, fine; the only reported example of such a use.The City of Winnipeg was built on the Ohio River in 1875 and then knocked down and transported by railroad to Moorhead, Minnesota where she was rebuilt and named the Manitoba, and operated for the Merchants International Steamboat Company. In 1878 she was sold to the Canadians and her name was changed to City of Winnipeg operating for the Winnipeg & Western Transportation Co. She sank while crossing lake Winnipeg with a load of lumber. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
703 c   Red RiverPacketCompromise, perfectly struck handstamp in blue on 3c Red on buff entire (U10) to New Orleans from the Buchannon, Carroll correspondence, harmless vertical fold,
fresh and extremely fine.The Compromise was a side-wheeler of 2Red River/Packet/Compromise, perfectly struck handstamp in blue on 3c Red on buff entire (#U10) to New Orleans from the Buchannon, Carroll correspondence, harmless vertical fold, fresh and extremely fine.The Compromise was a side-wheeler of 270 tons built at Monongahela, Pa. in 1851. She operated in the New Orleans - Red River trade until she was abandoned in 1860. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
704 c   S.B. EXPRESS, complete stencil cachet of folded partially printed May 31, 1851 Bill of Lading for Five Kegs of Liquor and other merchandise to Belview, Iowa, extremely fine and
choice.The Express was a side-wheeler of 192 tons built atS.B. EXPRESS, complete stencil cachet of folded partially printed May 31, 1851 Bill of Lading for "Five Kegs of Liquor" and other merchandise to Belview, Iowa, extremely fine and choice.The Express was a side-wheeler of 192 tons built at West Elizabeth, Pa. in 1850. She operated in the Upper Mississippi trade until she was lost in 1855 (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
705 c   Galena, Dubuque, Dunleith & MinnesotaPacket CompanySteamer Grey EagleCaptain D. Smith Harris. Steamboat illustrated advertisement in blue on cover to Oakland, Canada West and
franked by 10c Green, Ty. III (15), large margins to touching, tiedGalena, Dubuque, Dunleith & Minnesota/Packet Company/Steamer Grey Eagle/Captain D. Smith Harris. Steamboat illustrated advertisement in blue on cover to Oakland, Canada West and franked by 10c Green, Ty. III (#15), large margins to touching, tied by "Hastings, M.T./Sep 18" Minnesota Territory datestamp, red oval "United/6d/States" exchange office handstamp, Paris and Windsor transit backstamps and red "Oakland, U.C./Sp 23, 1857" arrival backstamp, very fine and attractive; the only reported example, illustrated in Risvold.The Grey Eagle was a side-wheeler of 382 tons built at Cincinnati in 1857 for the Mississippi Packet Company for the Upper Mississippi trade. On 9 May 1861 she struck the Rock Island Bridge and was a total loss. Six or seven people were drowned, including an insane man who had been chained to the lower deck. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
706 c   S.B. GREY EAGLE - OCTOBER, small straightline handstamp and manuscript 20 date tying 3c Dull red (26, repaired) to yellow cover to St. Louis, very fine strike also includes a
piece franked by 3c Dull red (11, creased) tied by a bold strike oS.B. GREY EAGLE - OCTOBER, small straightline handstamp and manuscript "20" date tying 3c Dull red (#26, repaired) to yellow cover to St. Louis, very fine strike; also includes a piece franked by 3c Dull red (#11, creased) tied by a bold strike of the same handstamp dated August 31; two reported examples; the cover illustrated in Risvold. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
707 c   Pr SteamerHARRY OF THE WEST, fantastic strike of this two-line straightline handstamp on March 23, 1844 folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at New Orleans to St.
Louis, endorsed pr Harry of the West at lower left and manuscriptPr Steamer/HARRY OF THE WEST, fantastic strike of this two-line straightline handstamp on March 23, 1844 folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at New Orleans to St. Louis, endorsed "pr Harry of the West" at lower left and manuscript "25" rate, light file fold just touches the marking, still extremely fine and choice; fewer than four reported examples.Harry of the West was a side-wheeler of 490 tons built in 1843, but there is no information as to where she was built or her final disposition. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
708 c   Steamer IllinoisAug 12 1863E Harbor, clear circular handstamp tying 3c Rose (65) to buff cover to Eagleharbor, Michigan, reverse with all-over printed advertisement for both
the Meteor and the Illinois giving schedules, etc., fresh andSteamer Illinois/Aug 12 1863/E Harbor, clear circular handstamp tying 3c Rose (#65) to buff cover to Eagleharbor, Michigan, reverse with all-over printed advertisement for both the Meteor and the Illinois giving schedules, etc., fresh and very fine. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
709 c   Steamer Illinois.Aug 12 1864Sault, perfectly struck handstamp on cover to Pottsville, Pa. franked by 3c Rose (65) tied by grid, with matching indistinct datestamp alongside,
very fine this handstamp is similar to a postmark and gives the nameSteamer Illinois./Aug 12 1864/Sault, perfectly struck handstamp on cover to Pottsville, Pa. franked by 3c Rose (#65) tied by grid, with matching indistinct datestamp alongside, very fine; this handstamp is similar to a postmark and gives the name of the port where the mail was picked up.The Illinois was a side-wheeler of 926 tons built at Detroit in 1853 and abandoned in 1869. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
710 c   Steamer Isabel, perfectly struck blue octagonal handstamp on fresh folded letter with integral address leaf from Robert Campbell of fur trade fame to Liberty, Missouri,
extremely fine.Under the dateline St. Louis March 4th, 1851 Robert CampbellSteamer Isabel, perfectly struck blue octagonal handstamp on fresh folded letter with integral address leaf from Robert Campbell of fur trade fame to Liberty, Missouri, extremely fine.Under the dateline "St. Louis March 4th, 1851 Robert Campbell writes Major John Dougherty: ”Dr Sir A Telegraphic despatch has this day been received by Col....from Washington City directing him to not make any arrangement for transportation to [Forts] Kearny or Laramie and the inference drawn from this is that both posts will be abandoned in consequence of congress having reduced the appropriation so low as to prevent either post being kept up - This news is of so much importance that I have concluded both to write you by the Steamer Isabel and by mail and it will be necessary for us to determine on what course we will persue in regard to the remainder of the stock of goods at Laramie and Kearney - it will be too soon to determine now until we hear official instructions but I think no time is to be lost in you coming to St Louis to determine on our course - in the mean time I will make arrangement to send out goods to either post but it may be well for you to write Tutt [John S. Suttler at Fort Laramie] and let him know so that he may trade off his goods and also that he might possibly arrange to come down - I wish you would at once come down.”The Isabel was a side-wheeler of 326 tons, built at Saint Louis in 1854 for the Missouri River trade. She was lost in 1854. Major Dougherty, in partnership with Robert Campbell, held the Suttler contract at Forts Leavenworth, Kearny and Laramie. As it turned out, Kearny and Laramie were not abandoned by the government. Fort Kearney was abandoned by the military in 1871 and Laramie in 1894. Robert Campbell was also a partner with William Sublette in the fur trade. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
711 c   Popular St. Louis and Missouri River Packet.Light Draught Passenger SteamerJohn Warner., printed advertisement in blue on cover to Hartford, Ct. franked by L shaped strip of
three 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) tied by Natchez, Miss.Dec 27 1859 datePopular St. Louis and Missouri River Packet./Light Draught Passenger Steamer/John Warner., printed advertisement in blue on cover to Hartford, Ct. franked by "L" shaped strip of three 1c Blue, Ty. V (#24) tied by "Natchez, Miss./Dec 27 1859" datestamp, stamps affixed over steamboat illustration with the legend "People Independent Line/Patterson Master/Warner Clerk/Regular Missouri River Packet.", cover with some repaired tears mostly at upper right not affecting the stamps, very fine usage.The John Warner was a side-wheeler of 391 tons built at New Albany, Indiana in 1856. She operated on the Missouri and Mississippi trade until sold to the United States government in 1864. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
712 c   KATE CASSEL, clear strike of small straightline handstamp tying the indicia of 3c Red entire (U9) to Hastings, M.T. (Minnesota Territory), very fine posted to the purser of the
Kate Cassel and dropped off at Hastings on the way down from StKATE CASSEL, clear strike of small straightline handstamp tying the indicia of 3c Red entire (#U9) to Hastings, M.T. (Minnesota Territory), very fine; posted to the purser of the Kate Cassel and dropped off at Hastings on the way down from St. Paul.The Kate Cassel was a stern-wheeler of 164 tons built at California, Pa. in 1854. The boat was abandoned in 1864. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
713 c   Galena, Dubuque, Dunleith & MinnesotaPacket Company.Steamer Key CityJones Worden - Commander, blue-green steamboat illustrated advertisement on cover to North Cambridge, Mass.
franked by 3c Dull red (11), clear to large margins, tied by DubuGalena, Dubuque, Dunleith & Minnesota/Packet Company./Steamer Key City/Jones Worden - Commander, blue-green steamboat illustrated advertisement on cover to North Cambridge, Mass. franked by 3c Dull red (#11), clear to large margins, tied by "Dubuque, Iowa/Apr 18 1857" datestamp, minor edge wear, still very fine.The Key City was a side-wheeler of 359 tons built at Cincinnati in 1857 for the Minnesota Packet Co. She was abandoned in 1870. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
714 c   Steamer Meteor.Aug 24 1865Sault, clear handstamp on cover to Sewickleyville, Pa., entered the mails with 3c Rose (65) tied by Detroit, Mich.Aug 26 duplex postmark, cover with
light age stain at lower left, otherwise very fine.The MeteorSteamer Meteor./Aug 24 1865/Sault, clear handstamp on cover to Sewickleyville, Pa., entered the mails with 3c Rose (#65) tied by "Detroit, Mich./Aug 26" duplex postmark, cover with light age stain at lower left, otherwise very fine.The Meteor was a screw propelled steamboat of 729 tons built at Cleveland in 1863. It burned in 1875 and was rigged as a schooner in 1882. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
715 c   Pr. SteamerMonsoon., well struck red double circle handstamp on August 15, 1839 folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at Louisiana (Missouri) to St. Louis,
vertical file fold through the marking, otherwise very fine.The MonsoonPr. Steamer/Monsoon., well struck red double circle handstamp on August 15, 1839 folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at Louisiana (Missouri) to St. Louis, vertical file fold through the marking, otherwise very fine.The Monsoon was a side-wheeler of 171 tons built at Cincinnati in 1839 for the Mississippi trade. She was abandoned in 1842. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
716 c   MorningStar, beautifully struck circular handstamp with star at center on small cover to Hampton, Va., franked by 3c Dull red (11) tied by straightline STEAM handstamp of St.
Louis, very fine.The Morning Star was a side-wheeler of 465 tonMorning/Star, beautifully struck circular handstamp with star at center on small cover to Hampton, Va., franked by 3c Dull red (#11) tied by straightline "STEAM" handstamp of St. Louis, very fine.The Morning Star was a side-wheeler of 465 tons built at Elizabeth, Pa. in 1856 for the Missouri and Kansas River trade. She was called a "floating palace - no more elegant steamer ever floated on the Missouri River." She caught fire and burned at Bissell's Point on the Mississippi River, just above St. Louis, in 1859. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
717 c   Galena, Dubuque, Dunleith & MinnesotaPacket CompanySteamer Northern Light,Pres. Lodwich, Commander, blue steamboat illustrated advertisement on cover to St. Anthony, Minnesota
franked by 3c Dull red (26) tied by Prairie du Chien1860 datestGalena, Dubuque, Dunleith & Minnesota/Packet Company/Steamer Northern Light,/Pres. Lodwich, Commander, blue steamboat illustrated advertisement on cover to St. Anthony, Minnesota franked by 3c Dull red (#26) tied by "Prairie du Chien/1860" datestamp, fresh and very fine.The Northern Light was a side-wheeler of 414 tons built at Madison, Indiana in 1857 for the Minnesota packet Company, she struck packed ice in Coon Slough in 1866 and sank within minutes. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
718 c   Missouri River PacketOMAHAA. Wineland,CaptainJ.J. Wilcox,Clerk, handstamp on yellow cover to West Chester, Pa., franked by 3c Dull red (26) tied by straightline STEAM handstamp
of St. Louis, portion of bottom flap missing, very fine.The <Missouri River Packet/OMAHA/A. Wineland,/Captain/J.J. Wilcox,/Clerk, handstamp on yellow cover to West Chester, Pa., franked by 3c Dull red (#26) tied by straightline "STEAM" handstamp of St. Louis, portion of bottom flap missing, very fine.The Omaha was a side-wheeler of 307 tons built at Louisville in 1856 for the Ohio River trade, and then went to the Missouri. She was crushed in the ice at St. Louis in 1865. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
719 c   New Orleans and LouisvillePACIFICA. McGill, Master,Passenger Packet, fancy printed corner card on yellow cover to Calais, Vermont franked by 3c Dull red (26) cancelled by
pencil x and tied by Cairo, Ill.Aug 2 datestamp, fresh and extremeNew Orleans and Louisville/PACIFIC/A. McGill, Master,/Passenger Packet, fancy printed corner card on yellow cover to Calais, Vermont franked by 3c Dull red (#26) cancelled by pencil "x" and tied by "Cairo, Ill./Aug 2" datestamp, fresh and extremely fine.The Pacific was a side-wheeler of 603 tons built at New Albany, Indiana in 1857 and operated in the New Orleans - Louisville trade. She was lost in 1860. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
720 c   S.B. RED WING, beautifully struck fancy ornamental linen tester handstamp with two angels playing a harp on July 10, 1846 folded Bill of Lading from Galena, Illinois to St.
Peter (Fort Snelling), while part of Iowa Territory very fine and choiceS.B. RED WING, beautifully struck fancy ornamental linen tester handstamp with two angels playing a harp on July 10, 1846 folded Bill of Lading from Galena, Illinois to St. Peter (Fort Snelling), while part of Iowa Territory; very fine and choice strike.The Red Wing a stern-wheeler of 142 tons built at Cincinnati in 1846 for the Upper Mississippi trade, was the first of three steamboats to bear the name and operate on the Mississippi. On the night of 17 May 1849 the Red Wing, along with a ferry boat and 21 other steamboats met a tragic end with the Great Steamboat Fire at St. Louis. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction

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