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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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Packets/Inland Waterway Covers

Lots 256-262

Lot 256    

N.O. & Red River Steamer Texas, ultramarine oval handstamp on 3¢ Nesbitt entire from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans, endorsed "31 Bales pr Str Texas" at top, indicia manuscript cancelled, Fine.
Milgram No. 1362    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Realized: $130

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Lot 257    

(New Jersey Steam Navigation Co., L.I. Sound Route 801) "Steamer 5", complete strike of red oval rating handstamp with additional manuscript "Providence" and red "STEAM" straightline on gray folded letter datelined "Providence Nov. 26th 1846" to Philadelphia Pa., carried by either the Oregon or Knickerbocker west from Stonington to New York on Route 801; minor staining in address, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "STEAMER 5" ROUTE AGENT HANDSTAMP USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROVIDENCE "STEAM" STRAIGHTLINE.

Late in 1846, a collision forced the "Oregon" out of service. While being repaired, the route agent removed "Oregon" from the "Steamer Oregon, 5" oval handstamp. This handstamp now read "Steamer 5" was used on the replacement vessel as well as the "Oregon" when she returned to service in mid-1847. The "Steamer 5" oval was used only from November 21st to Oct. 27th 1847.

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Realized: $575

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Lot 258    

(New Jersey Steam Navigation Co., L.I. Sound Route 801) "Steamer 10", complete strike of red oval rating handstamp on gray folded letter datelined "Providence April 28th 1847" to Elmira N.Y., carried by either the Oregon or Knickerbocker west from Stonington to New York on Route 801; minor wax spot, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

ONE OF ONLY NINE RECORDED "STEAMER 10" USAGES ON THE STONINGTON-NEW YORK WESTWARD SAILING.

The route agent's "Steamer 10" rating handstamp is not known with the Oregon suffix. The census of 10¢ covers on this route reveals the rarity of this marking on covers going west from Stonington to New York.

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Realized: $425

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Lot 259    

Steamboat Mail, group of 22 including various handstamp markings, New Orleans "Steam 6", "Steam 5", "Steam 10", Baltimore "Steam Boat", black "Steam 5" oval, Louisville "Steam" straightline, Boston "Steam", etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $400

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Lot 260    

Steamer Crystal Palace, red oval handstamp on 1852, 3¢ Nesbitt entire (Nesbitt seal on backflap) to Bloomingrove, N.Y., with additional manuscript "Louisville & St. Louis Mail Route 5103, May 11" at top, 1854 docketing at left; slight soiling and edge wear, F.-V.F., a rare usage. Scott No. U2.
Milgram No. 318    Estimate $400 - 600.

It is believed that only 2-3 Crystal Palace name of boat handstamps and 2-3 manuscript "Louisville & St. Louis Mail Route 5103" endorsements are known.

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Realized: $1,250

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Lot 261    

Steamer Hecla, sharp strike of red oval handstamp on 1851 blue folded cover to Natchitoches La., endorsed "Frt" at top and "Hecla" at bottom, an Extremely Fine gem.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $375

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Lot 262    

From Steamer Osceola, bold red oval handstamp on dark buff cover from the Buchanan Carroll correspondence to New Orleans, entered mails with red "New Orleans La. Mar 27" cds, endorsed "B/L" for bill of lading and "Osceola" at bottom left, F.-V.F.
Milgram No. 1040    Estimate $150 - 200.

In the early 1850s, the "Osceola" plied the waterways of the Ouachita, Black and Mississippi Rivers between Camden, Ark/ and New Orleans La.

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Realized: $170

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