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The Brandon Collection of Confederate States, Part 2 continued...

Railroads and Waterways continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
509 c ImageSteamer J. F. Pargoud, J.W. Tobin Commander. Clear strike of handstamp with small type around outer rim, "New Orleans La. Mar. 14, 1861" double-circle datestamp and "Steam 6" in circle handstamp on cover to New Orleans, with original enclosure datelined "Little River March 12th 1861", missing small part of bottom flap, Very Fine and very scarce, the Pargoud operated up the Ouchita River and was sunk in the Yazoo River to prevent capture by Federal forces, ex Simmons (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
510 c ImageSteamer Grand Duke Apr. 30, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp at left of 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Montgomery Ala., embossed stamp cancelled by "New Orleans La. 3 May" circular datestamp, minor edgewear, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, very scarce, the Grand Duke was outfitted as a cotton-clad gunboat for C.S.A. naval service in February 1863, ex Simmons and Haas, this exact marking is illustrated in the Confederate Bulletin No. 19 of June 1948, accompanied by two pre-war collateral items relating to the Grand Duke (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
511 c ImageNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Three huge margins, just in at bottom, intense shade, tied by clear strike of "PD 5 CTS/N.O.P.O." two-line provisional handstamp with bold "J. L. RIDDELL, P.M." straightline and "New Orleans La. Nov. 27, 1861" river-mail double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Bayou Goula La., manuscript "Iberville" steamboat identification at lower left, small cosmetic mend at top

VERY FINE AND RARE USE OF THE NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMP TO CANCEL THE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMP. ONLY 12 TO 15 EXAMPLES KNOWN.

Ex Emerson (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
512 c ImageSteamer Empire Parish 5cts. Paid. Bold strike of oval name-of-boat handstamp with rate in manuscript, clear "PD 5 CTS/N.O.P.O." two-line provisional handstamp with "New Orleans La. 19 Nov." circular datestamp on buff cover to Kirkwood Miss., few inconsequential edge tears at bottom, small scuff in "ea" of "Steamer"

VERY FINE. A RARE AND OUTSTANDING COMBINATION OF THE EMPIRE PARISH MISSISSIPPI RIVER PACKET BOAT HANDSTAMP AND THE NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMP.

This cover was mailed at the New Orleans post office and was carried up river. Accompanied by 1860 half-dime to represent what may have been included with the cover to pay postage in New Orleans. (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
513 c ImageSteam 7. Bold straightline handstamp with "New Orleans La. Oct. 30, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to New Orleans, slightly reduced at top and left and missing part of top flap, Very Fine steamboat use (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
514 c ImageSTEAMBOAT. Well-struck straightline handstamp with "Montgomery Ala. Jan. 25, 1861" circular datestamp and "6" in square frame handstamp on cover to Montgomery Ala. and forwarded to S.C., reduced and right and some slight soiling, Very Fine Independent State use, reportedly unique (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
515 c ImageSTEAMBOAT. Bold strike of straightline handstamp with two equally bold strikes of "Mobile Ala. Mar. 8, 1861" double-circle datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to New Orleans, missing part of top flap, Very Fine Confederate State steamboat use, ex Weatherly (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
516 c Image10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by bold Mobile Ala. 1863 double-circle datestamp on lithographed Independent Packet James Battle steamboat advertising cover to Greensboro Ala., Wm. Murphy of New York imprint on back, trivial edgewear

EXTREMELY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE STEAMBOAT COVER.

The Confederate packet James Battle advertised service on the Alabama River from Mobile and Montgomery. It was captured as a blockade runner in November 1863.

Ex Judd. With 1973 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $10,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
517 c Image10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins to ample, bright color, tied by "Camden Ark. Nov. 6" circular datestamp on Steamer Peerless illustrated cover to Little Rock Ark., the design crossed out to indicate this was not sent by steamer, slightly reduced at left, missing bottom flap, staining affects cover and stamp, still Fine, a rare adversity use of this illustrated steamboat design (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
518 c Image10c Blue, Die B (12). Two singles with huge margins, affixed slightly overlapping and tied by "Rome Ga. Jan. 15" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from a broadside depicting steamboat Calhoun, steamer flies an American flag and is titled "Rates of Transportation" and "By the Oostanaula (River) Steamboat Rome to Calhoun", cover addressed to Louisa C.H. Va., panel with stamps partly cut out and folded back with cover also opened for display, hinged reinforced folds and staining on front, Very Fine appearance, an outstanding adversity use (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction

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