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The Civil War, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection continued...

U.S. Naval Forces in the Civil War continued...
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12 c Image"from the US flag ship Minnesota hampton Roads Va". Sender's manuscript endorsement on light green overall lithographed cover to Red Hook N.Y., 3c Rose (65), rich color, pulled perf, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 5" (1862) circular datestamp, original letter on red and blue Patriotic letterhead with Eagle and "Union & Liberty" scroll, datelined Hampton Roads Apr. 3, 1862, one month after the famous naval battle between the Monitor and Merrimack, cover has edge faults mostly along right edge, but Fine and attractive, scarce naval endorsement and entry into mails at Baltimore (Image)

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E. $ 150-200

SOLD for $140.00
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13 c Image"US Navy Letter, Steamer Montauk". Sender's manuscript endorsement on yellow cover to Cohasset Mass., 3c Rose (65) tied by 4-Point Rosette in Circle fancy cancel with "New-York Jun. 10, 1864" double-circle datestamp, stamp has tiny tear at top, still Extremely Fine, an attractive cover and very rare naval ship use, the Montauk I was a single-turret monitor built by John Ericsson that participated in the naval attack on Charleston in 1863, she is most famous for serving as the floating mortuary for John Wilkes Booth's autopsy and temporary prison for his six accomplices in 1865 (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $275.00
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14 c Image"U.S.S. Octorara, Mobile Bay". Sender's manuscript endorsement on cover addressed to the Fleet Engineer's Office in New Orleans, entered post office there with "New Orleans La. Mar. 28" (1865) circular datestamp, "Due 4" in circle and "Drop Letter" straightline handstamps, pencil year date on back, slightly reduced at left, Extremely Fine, very rare "Drop Letter" marking and an even rarer naval endorsement from a vessel that participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $550.00
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15 c Image"United states schooner Orvetta". Sender's manuscript endorsement on red and blue Eagle and Shield Patriotic cover to Elberfeld, Prussia, Germany, sender's notation "ships lettres", clear strike of "U.S. Ship 3 cts." in circle handstamp, "New-York Br. Pkt. 23 Oct. 27" 23c debit datestamp, blue manuscript Prussian due marking, red Aachen receiving backstamp (Nov. 12), with original letter datelined "Pensicola den 19 October" in German from Louis Klapp, writer's address instructions "United states schooner Orvetta, Bomb Flotilla, Commandar D. D. Porter by am Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York", overall toning but still attractive and Fine, the Orvetta I was a naval schooner fitted out with mortars for the bomb flotilla organized by David D. Porter in support of Admiral Farragut's assault on New Orleans, this letter was written from Pensacola (circa 1862-63) -- very rare use (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $850.00
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16 c Image"from the U.S. Steamer Pawnee". Sender's manuscript endorsement at lower left corner of red and blue Liberty, Flag and "The War for the Union" Patriotic cover to Boston Mass., 3c Rose (65), straight edge, tied by target cancel, "Port Royal S.C. Jun. 5" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, with original letter datelined "US Gunboat Pawnee Sept. 8th 1862" from a sailor recently transferred to the Pawnee and about to embark on blockading patrol, interesting description of armaments, slightly reduced at left, stain spots at right, otherwise Fine, scarce patriotic use from a navy vessel with a storied Civil War career (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $550.00
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17 c Image"Naval Letter W. F. Stewart, 1st Lieut. USS St. Louis". Scarce properly endorsed naval cover to Clyde N.Y., beautiful bold strikes of red "Boston Mass. Mar. 15" (ca. 1862) double-circle datestamp, "SHIP" and "Due 6 cts." straightline handstamps, Extremely Fine, at the time of mailing the St. Louis patrolled the Atlantic, the African coast and areas around the Canary Islands and Azores in search of Confederate commerce raiders (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
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18 c Image"U.S.S. 'Satellite', Potomac Flotilla". Sender's endorsement on red and blue Eagle and Shield Patriotic cover to East Haven Conn., two 3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. (Apr?) 23" (ca 1862) circular datestamp, stamps have toning and small faults, cover slightly worn and soiled, small tear at right, still Fine, rare patriotic use with naval endorsment from the Satellite I on active duty in the Potomac Flotilla (Image)

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E. $ 150-200

SOLD for $450.00
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19 c ImageUSS Seneca. Letter datelined "U.S.S. Seneca, Stono Inlet S.C. Dec. 2d 1862" from James H. Rogers to his brother Jared with cover addressed to "Desolation or [?] Isle or down some other Devilish Hole", no postal markings, the writer's bawdy letter mentions Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, McClellan and Burnside, the sorry state of the country and a reference to prepubescent female anatomy, slightly reduced, unusual naval use that probably originated off the coast of North Carolina or Florida (Image)

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E. $ 100-150

SOLD for $150.00
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20 c Image"From U.S. Steamer 'South Carolina', South Atlantic Blockading Squadron". Neatly written sender's endorsement on cover to Newton Mass., 3c Rose (65), perf flaws and toning, tied by bold "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 10, 1862" circular datestamp, "U.S. SHIP" straightline handstamp, docketed on back, Very Fine, at this time the South Carolina was on blockading duty off Charleston S.C. (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $150.00
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21 c Image"From U.S. Schr. William Bacon, Porter's Mortar Flotilla". Neatly written sender's endorsement on yellow cover to Medway Mass., 3c Rose (65) tied by "Old Point Comfort Va." double-circle datestamp (date unclear), slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, the schooner William Bacon was assigned in 1862 to the mortar flotilla attached to Flag Officer David G. Farragut's West Gulf Blockading Squadron, this is a very scarce naval endorsement (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $250.00
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22 c Image"Gulf Squadron, U.S. Flag-Ship -- Official Business". Three-line imprint with name of ship left blank, 3c Rose (65) affixed over part of imprint and tied by quartered cork cancel, "Warrington Fla. May 15" circular datestamp on buff cover to Mrs. George H. Rice, presumably from her husband in the U.S. naval forces, reduced half-inch at left, otherwise Fine, scarce imprint (Image)

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E. $ 150-200

SOLD for $140.00
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