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The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History continued...

Confederate Blockade-Run Mail
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
136 c imageBlockade-Run Usage from England to Oswichee Ala. via Charleston S.C. Folded letter with bold "Charleston S.C. May 13, 186-" circular datestamp (fourth digit of year is blank) and "Steam-Ship" in oval handstamp, pencil "22" ms. rate (double 10c plus 2c ship fee), letter discusses cotton prices, 1863 docketing at left, fresh and Very Fine, two blockade-runners arrived from the Bahamas at Charleston on the May 13, 1863 -- the Antonica (formerly Herald) and the Norseman -- the addressee (Wright) was associated early on with Fraser & Co., but neither ship was owned by them in 1863, the Antonica/Herald had been previously owned by Fraser, so this cover probably travelled on that ship (source: S. Walske) (Image) E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
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