Lot 4113Steamer Amazon, red boxed handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Miden 20th April 1850" from Carroll Hoy correspondence to New Orleans La., endorsed "Amazon" at lower left, entered mails "New Orleans La. Apr 23" cds with matching "Steam 10" rating handstamp, Very Fine.
Milgram No. 44 Estimate $600 - 800.
The "Amazon" of 138 tons was built at Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1847 and was enrolled at St. Louis for the St. Louis to New Orleans trade.
Lot 4114Steamer Bayou Belle, red oval handstamp on 3¢ red Nesbitt buff entire from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans La.; usual filing hole, Very Fine, ex- John R. Hill Jr.
Milgram No. 94 Estimate $200 - 300.
The Bayou Belle of 168 tons was built at Murraysville Va. in 1855 for Capt. J.D. Walker to run trade from New Orleans.
Lot 4115Packet Belle Sulphur, vivid red oval handstamp on orange buff cover from Carroll Hoy correspondence to New Orleans La., endorsed "Bell Sulphur" and "Freight", entered mails with "New Orleans La. Jan 26" cds and bearing 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to touched, tied by matching "Steam" straightline; usual filing hole, light vertical bend, Very Fine, ex-Carroll Chase.
Milgram No. 110 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 4116Steamer Brilliant, red oval handstamp ties 3¢ orange brown (10) on 1851 folded letter datelined "Bayou Sara August 25th 1851" to New Orleans La.; some docketed at lower right and horizontal fold, F.-V.F., a rare example of this marking.
Milgram No. 141 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4117"Caravan", manuscript endorsement with matching "Bill of Lading Enclosed" on folded letter datelined "N.O. July 10 1828" from New Orleans to Pinkneyville Miss., entered mails with manuscript "Steam" and "37½" ratings, carried by the Caravan to Fort Adams and then 8 miles to Pinkneyville, addressed in care of C. Evans Hall who was the first postmaster appointed for Fort Adams; small corner mend lower left, F.-V.F.
Estimate $500 - 750.
From 1824, all navigable waters were deemed to be post roads. All mail carried on them was charged by the sheet and mileage, the only exception being Bills of Lading. "Caravan" of 221 tons was built at Cincinnati in 1825 and enrolled at New Orleans May 1825 with Joseph Pierce as Master and owner.
Lot 4118Steamer Emperor, red circular handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Grand Gulf Sept. 18th 1851" from the Carroll Hoy correspondence to New Orleans La., endorsed "Natchez #2", the Emperor was built in 1847 for the Vicksburg to New Orleans trade and was running this trip on that route; horizontal fold through margin, Very Fine, a scarce marking.
Milgram No. 413 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4119Steamer Gen. Worth, red oval handstamp on folded cover docketed "1849 Dec. 31" and endorsed "With a Guitar" from the Carroll Hoy correspondence to New Orleans La.; horizontal file fold, Very Fine.
Milgram No. 507 Estimate $300 - 400.
The "General Worth" was running Lake Providence to New Orleans in 1849.
Lot 4120Steamer Gen'l Quitman, blue oval handstamp on 3¢ red Star die buff entire (U27) from the Carroll Hoy correspondence to New Orleans La.; usual filing holes, Very Fine, ex-John R. Hill Jr.
Milgram No. 500 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4121Steamer Geo. Collier, sharp strike of red oval handstamp on blue folded 1852 letter to New Orleans La., bearing 3¢ brownish carmine (11A var.), mostly full margins except just in at top right, tied by grid cancel, red "New Orleans La. Oct 18" cds and black "Steam" straightline handstamp, Very Fine, ex Klein-Somdal; with 1985 P.F. certificate. Scott No. 11A var.
Milgram No. 508 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 4122Gov. Jones, red fancy circular handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "New Orleans 12 May 1846" and addressed to Nashville Tenn., Illustrated in Milgram on page 312.
Milgram No. 539 Estimate $500 - 750.
The "Gov. Jones" of 396 tons was built at New Albany, Indiana in 1844. It does not appear in the New Orleans enrollment register, so its home port is not known. It is possible that the letter was carried all the way from New Orleans to Nashville by the boat.