Lot 388Confederacy, 1862 (Aug. 11) Niesky, Saxony to Washington D.C., blue cover addressed to soldier E. Weiss, Douglas Hospital Teut. 2, Co. J., Washington D.C., framed "Niesky, 11/8" origin datestamp and endorsed "via Hamburg", Hamburg (8.15.62) backstamps with red crayon "6½" credit, Bremen (8.16) framed backstamp, red "PAID." framed handstamp with matching "10" credit handstamp, carried by NGL Line Bremen from Bremerhaven Aug. 17th to New York arriving Sep. 2nd, partial strike of red "New York 'Paid' Sep 2" exchange cds and manuscript "Returned to duty 41 NY vols", pencil "has been discharged", pink "War Dep't, 1872" filing handstamp at left with matching pink manuscript filing notes, reverse with blue "Second Auditors Office, Sep 26 1872" backstamp, blue manuscript "retour", black "Franco" straightline and blue ms. rating, reverse with red "Am Bestimmungsorte / nicht abgefowlert." framed handstamp (Not Collected at Final Destination); reduced slightly at left, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A REMARKABLE TRANSATLANTIC CIVIL WAR USE HELD UNTIL AFTER THE WAR AND RETURNED TO THE SENDER 10 YEARS AFTER SENDING.
This was a letter from Germany to a German immigrant serving with the Army during the Civil War, addressed to an Army Field Hospital. The letter must have been kept at the War Office Department until 1872 when returned to the sender.
Lot 389Confederacy, Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission, patriotic design on 1863, 2¢ Black on Buff, Die 1 size 7 entire with cancelled "Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 12" cds to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Knapp.
Scott No. U46 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 390Confederacy, Mails Suspended, clear strike of oval handstamp on cover from Edinburgh, Scotland addressed to Messrs John Fraser & Co. at Charleston S.C., blind embossed "P McE & C" seal on flap, "Paid at Edinburgh, AU 14 63" origin cds and large bold red "2/-" manuscript prepaid rating for double the transatlantic packet, carried by Cunard Line Persia from Liverpool Aug. 15th to New York arriving Aug. 26th, red "N. York Br. Pkt. '48 Paid' Aug 26, 1863" exchange cds (date inverted), red crayon "10" for double-rate credit, Very Fine, ex-Brandon; with 1974 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
EXCEPTIONALLY RARE TRANS-ATLANTIC USAGE FROM SCOTLAND ADDRESSED TO THE BLOCKADE-RUNNING FIRM OF FRASER & CO. IN CHARLESTON VIA NEW YORK LONG AFTER THE SUSPENSION OF MAIL SERVICE TO THE CONFEDERATE STATES.
The "Mails Suspended" oval handstamp was applied at the Washington D.C. Dead Letter Office on mail to the Confederate States.