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U.S. Postal History continued...

Waterway and Naval Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
5081   imageU.S.S. Shawmut, Kansas-Class Screw Gunboat, legal size "Post Office Department Returned Letter Office, Due __ Cents" with manuscript "6" addressed to Acting Assistant Paymaster, James C. Graves, Marblehead, Mass.; imprint crossed out and cover forwarded to "U.S.S. Shawmut, Navy Yard, New York" with a Jul 17 Marblehead c.d.s. and a pair of cork-canceled 3¢ rose (65); reduced somewhat at the left and stamps slightly damaged, Fine to Very Fine,

Shawmut, with a complement of 35, was commissioned November 1864 and briefly searched for the CSS Tallahassee. Then transferred to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, she participated in taking Wilmington and later on the James River before being decommissioned in April. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$45.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5082   imageU.S.S. Shawsheen, Side-Wheel Gunboat, cover addressed to "Henry A. Phelan, Actg. Master Commanding, U.S. Steamer Shawsheen, Plymouth North Carolina, Via Roanoke Island", franked with a grid-canceled 3¢ rose (65) and postmarked Norwich, Con., Mar 16, 1863; reduced slightly at the right cutting into the stamp, otherwise Very Fine,

Shawsheen (ex - Young American), with a complement of 40, served with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and was engaged at the Battle of Hampton Roads, Roanoke Island, and Elizabeth City. In July 1863 she took five schooners in one day. She was captured and sunk in May 1864 while anchored at Turkey Bend. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$45.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5083   imageU.S.S. Union, Brig, 3¢ pink entire (U58) postmarked Philadelphia, Jan 3, 1863, and addressed to "Mr. John Fornance, 3rd Assistant Engineer, On Board U.S. Gunboat 'Tahoma', Gulf Squadron", then endorsed "Str Union, Feb 7th, Tampa Bay", Very Fine. This letter traveled to the Tahoma by way of the Union soon after the latter had been converted to a supply dispatch ship in the Gulf.,

Union was a brigantine rigged ship with a complement of 75. She served with the Atlantic Blockading Squadron and the Potomac Flotilla before conversion to a supply and dispatch ship. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$45.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5084   imageU.S.S. Sebago, Side-Wheel Sloop, cover addressed to "Mr. T.M. Coan, U. S. Str. Sebago, Care Naval Lyceum, Brooklyn, N.Y.", franked with a grid-canceled 3¢ rose (65) and postmarked with a Dec 30 Homer, Mich. c.d.s., penciled year 1863 (docketing?), Very Fine,

Sebago was commissioned in 1862 and supported the Peninsula campaign. She served with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron before joining the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. She participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$40.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5085   imageU.S.S. Sebago, Side-Wheel Sloop, cover addressed to "Mr. T.M. Coan, U. S. Str. Sebago, Care Naval Lyceum, Brooklyn, N.Y.", franked with a grid-canceled 3¢ rose (65) and postmarked with a Jul 20 Homer, Mich. c.d.s., penciled year 1863 (docketing?), Very Fine,

Sebago was commissioned in 1862 and supported the Peninsula campaign. She served with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron before joining the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. She participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$40.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5086   imageU.S.S. Sebago, Side-Wheel Sloop, cover addressed to "T. Munson Coan, U. S. Str. Sebago, W. G. Blockading Squadron, franked with a grid-canceled 3¢ rose (65) and postmarked with a Mar 4 Homer, Mich. c.d.s., penciled year 1865 (docketing?), Very Fine,

Sebago was commissioned in 1862 and supported the Peninsula campaign. She served with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron before joining the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. She participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$40.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5087   imageU.S.S. Sebago, Side-Wheel Sloop, cover addressed to "T.M. Coan M.D., Surgeon U.S. Steamer 'Sebago', Mobile Bay", franked with a 3¢ rose (65) tied by a Albion, N.Y. target duplex, Mar 13, 1864 (year inverted); reduced somewhat at the right, slightly damaging the perforations, otherwise Very Fine,

Sebago was commissioned in 1862 and supported the Peninsula campaign. She served with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron before joining the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. She participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$45.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5088   imageU.S.S. Seminole, Screw Sloop, cover addressed to "Mr. Luke Robbins, U.S.S. Seminole, W. G. B. Squadron, Off Mobile, or elsewhere.", franked with a cork-canceled 3¢ rose (65) and postmarked with a red Sep 17 Boston c.d.s.; cover with a colorless embossed Boston Rug & Paint Dealer's corner card; reduced somewhat at the left with some creasing at the right, Fine,

Seminole initially served with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. She participated in the reconnaissance and taking of Port Royal. After refit she was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron where she took part in the Battle of Mobile Bay. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$45.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5089   imageU.S.S. Southfield, Side-Wheel Gunboat, 3¢ pink entire (U59) addressed to "Acting Assistant Surgeon U.H.D. Nozes, U.S. Steamer Southfield, Hampton Roads, Va." canceled with a light Griggsville, Ill. c.d.s., Jul 8 (1862), Fine to Very Fine,

Southfield, with a complement of 61, was a converted ferry purchased in 1861. She operated in the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron until sunk by the CSS Albemarle. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$45.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5090   imageU.S.S. Unadilla, Unadilla-Class Gunboat, cover addressed to "John F.B. Hatfield, U.S. Gun Boat Unadilla, Port Royal, S.C.", franked with a grid-canceled 3¢ rose (65) and postmarked with a partial New York c.d.s., May 25, 1862; reduced slightly at the left, slightly stained, Fine to Very Fine,

Unadilla was a "90-day gunboat" operating with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. She participated in the closing of both Savannah and Charleston. Transferred to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron she participated in both Battles of Ft. Fisher. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$45.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5091   imageU.S.S. Winona, Unadilla-Class Gunboat, cover with simple manuscript endorsement "Winona, franked with a 3¢ rose (65) with a Philadelphia c.d.s., Oct 29, 1864, and a straightline "U. S. SHIP" handstamp, to Canton, Mass.; reduced slightly at the right, just cutting into stamp, otherwise Very Fine,

Winona, with a complement of 114, was at New Orleans through the initial attempt to take Vicksburg. She was part of Farragut's fleet in steaming past the Vicksburg batteries, then repassed Vicksburg with the fleet and returned to New Orleans and the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. She accepted the surrender of Fort St. Philip. (Image)
Suggested Bid $100-150
Selling for...$45.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5092   imageU.S.S. Tahoma, Unadilla-Class Gunboat, cover addressed to "John Fornanue, U.S. Gun. Boat. Tahomah, Key. West, Fa.", franked with a 3¢ rose (65) tied by an illegible c.d.s., the stamp affixed over an manuscript endorsement "" "Soldiers L(etter), Edwin Sch(…), Lt. Col. (…)"; cover and stamp soiled, about Fine,

Tahoma was commissioned in December 1861 and served the entire war with the East Gulf Blockading Squadron patrolling the Florida Coast. She captured eight vessels and destroyed two others. She was also active in destroying a number of important salt work operations. (Image)
Suggested Bid $75-100
Selling for...$45.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5093   imageU.S.S. Richmond, Steam Sloop of War, 3¢ pink entire (U58) addressed to "Rezeau B. Plotts, Third Asst. Engr. U.S.S. Richmond, Post Office New Orleans", canceled with a not-quite-complete Williamsport, Pa., Feb 7, 1863, c.d.s.; opened a bit roughly with a few small, lightly tone spots, Fine,

Richmond participated in every West Gulf Blockading Squadron undertaking - the blockade of the Mississippi; the taking of New Orleans, Port Hudson and Vicksburg; and the battle of Mobile Bay. During the war 33 crewmembers were awarded the Medal of Honor - more than any other ship. (Image)
Suggested Bid $75-100
Selling for...$60.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5094   imageU.S.S. Supply, Sailing Ship, cover with neatly lettered manuscript endorsement "U.S. Ship Supply, Mississippi River", franked with a 3¢ rose (65) tied by a blue May 9 Baltimore, Md. c.d.s., to Cohoes, N.Y.; opening tears at the top, contemporaneous ink stain at the lower left, stamp damaged, Fine, Supply was on the Mississippi in 1862 and 1863,

Supply served as both a supply and stores ship. She participated in the Mexican-American War, the Dead Sea, Commodore Perry's Japanese and Paraguay Expeditions, and the Tripoli and Camel Corps Missions. During the Civil War she supported all of the blockading squadrons. (Image)
Suggested Bid $75-100
Selling for...$50.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5095   imageU.S.S. Victoria, Screw Steamer, cover addressed to "Henry A. Phelan, Act'g Master, U.S. Steamer Victoria, Norfolk, Virginia", franked with a 3¢ rose (65) tied by a very light Norwich, Con. c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine,

Victoria was converted to a gunboat serving the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron primarily along the North Carolina coast and inland waters. In spite of her slow speed and poor reliability, she was party to taking a number of prize ships. (Image)
Suggested Bid $75-100
Selling for...$26.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5096   imageU.S.S. Richmond, Steam Sloop of War, cover addressed to "Third Asst Engr, Mr. Rezeau B. Plotts, U.S.S. Richmond, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Via New Orleans, La.", franked with a pen-canceled 3¢ rose (65) and postmarked with a manuscript "Hills Grove Pa., April 9/63"; stamp damage (apparently pre-use) and cover missing a small piece at the upper left with a tear at the upper right, otherwise Fine,

Richmond participated in every West Gulf Blockading Squadron undertaking - the blockade of the Mississippi; the taking of New Orleans, Port Hudson and Vicksburg; and the battle of Mobile Bay. During the war 33 crewmembers were awarded the Medal of Honor - more than any other ship. (Image)
Suggested Bid $50-75
Selling for...$40.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
Advertising/Illustrated Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
5097   image[Automobile] White Plains Buick Service, 2¢ (629) tied by Oct 16 1926 White Plains machine cancel to Brow's Buick Service with promotional letter telling the story of the stamps creation, a 2nd cover & sheet that is a little worse for wear is included, Fine to Very Fine. (Image)
Selling for...$10.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5098   image[Hotel] Jacksonville FL, St. James Hotel, 3¢ (207) tied by cork cancel with Jacksonville FL c.d.s., on illustrated ad cover for hotel, addressed to Kingston FL; roughly opened at top, Fine to Very Fine. (Image)
Selling for...$13.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5099   image[Machinery] Greenfield MA, Wiley & Russell Man'f'g Co, 2¢ (265) tied by 1897 Greenfield MA duplex on illustrated ad cover, addressed to Boston MA; light overall wear and soiling, Fine. (Image)
Selling for...$3.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM
5100   image[Publication] Boston MA, Boston Journal, 1¢ (219) tied by 1894 Boston MA machine cancel on ad cover, addressed to Taunton MA, Fine to Very Fine. (Image)
Selling for...$3.00
Closing..Jan-17, 09:00 PM

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