Lot 2476Confederacy, Carrollton Ga., Apr 23, 1861, clear strike of cds on U.S. 2¢ red (U27) on buff star die entire to New Orleans La.; flap tear, clean and Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2477Confederacy, (Confederate) 1861 (Mar. 4) New Orleans La. to Reus, Spain, blue folded letter bearing 5¢ brown, type II (30A) horizontal pair, imprint at left, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. Mar 4" cds prepaying double the 5¢ British open mail rate for a letter weighing between ½ to 1 ounce, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Mar 13" exchange cds (Winter 70), carried by Galway Line Adriatic from New York Mar. 16th to Queenstown arriving Mar. 23rd, red London (3.25) transit backstamp, La Junquera (3.27) entry cds and matching "12. Rs." reales due handstamp, Reus (3.29) arrival backstamp.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THIS CONFEDERATE TRANSATLANTIC WAS CARRIED ON THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE GALWAY LINE "ADRIATIC".
In March 1861, "Adriatic" (formerly of the Collins Line) was purchased by the Company. She sailed from New York on 13 March for Queenstown and Cowes carrying mails and passengers intended for the Cunard steamer "Australasian", who had turned back on her 16 February voyage to New York. Adriatic reached Queenstown on Mar. 23rd where the mails were landed, and Cowes on Mar. 24th. After arriving at Cowes early on the 24th, she proceeded immediately to Southampton where she was docked and surveyed in preparation for being placed in service as a regular Galway steamer. She arrived at Galway on 17 April and was prepared for service with the Company by expanding her passenger capacity. Since "Adriatic" belonged to the Company on this eastward voyage, her mails may be considered Galway Line letters on the Mar. 13th sailing.