Lot 3117Confederacy, Elmira Prison, Elmira, N.Y., 1864 incoming cover addressed to "Barracks No 3, Ward No 8" with "Prisoner's Letter, Elmira, N.Y., Examined" examiner's oval handstamp, manuscript "Mitchellsville, Ten, Sept 19/64" origin postmark with "10 cents" rating, additional "Paid 3" and "Elmira, N.Y., Oct 4" in manuscript, Very Fine, an interesting incoming letter from the Confederacy with postage paid in cash, ex Myerson.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 3118Confederacy, Harnden Express, Baltimore Md., purple illustrated design on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Baltimore Md Jan 5" duplex to "Nash Rall, Prisoner, 2nd Miss. Regt. at Pt. Lookout, Md., magenta archive docketing indicating sent from Jno. Herring, Agt. Harnden Ex., Baltimore. Md." at left, reverse with large purple "Record Division, Rebel Archives, War Department" double-oval handstamp; edge toning and flaws, Fine; with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A RARE HARNDEN'S EXPRESS USE DURING THE CIVIL WAR TO A CONFEDERATE PRISONER AT POINT LOOKOUT MD.
Lot 3119Confederacy, Libby Prison, Richmond Va., orange buff inner cover endorsed "From Libby Prison by a Prisoner of War" at left, entered mails with "Old Point Comfort Va. May 3" double-circle datestamp to Capt. Ezra Clark at Middletown Conn., Very Fine, covers actually endorsed "Libby Prison" are scarce.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 3120Confederacy, 1862 (Apr. 16) Charleston S.C. to Portland Me. via New York, light buff cover endorsed "Care Geo W Woodman Esq", entered U.S. mails with "New-York Ship Letter '5' May 19" cds, forwarded to Gorham Me. with U.S. 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Portland Me May 27 1862" cds, there is no sign of censorship, F.-V.F.
Estimate $300 - 400.
The letter outlines how such mail was handled in the South: "If you desire to write… use tissue paper & a small light envelope sealed and directed to her and then enclose it in another envelope sealed & directed to me. This may be addressed to my wife at No. 3 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, who understands the complications of the mode of sending it.".
Lot 3121Confederacy, 1864 (Jan. 14) Inbound Blockade cover from England via Wilmington, datelined letter stating it was going via "Nassau on the monthly mails", carried by Fannie from Nassau, Bahamas arriving Feb. 13th, "Wilmington N.C. Feb 12" cds with manuscript "12" cent rating (beneath stamp), forwarded to Greenville S.C. with 10¢ blue (12), four mostly large margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. Feb 15 186" cds; edge nick and tear, F.-V.F., Walske No. BI-Wm-59.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE INBOUND BLOCKADE COVER FORWARDED WITH C.S.A. POSTAGE.