Lot 1530New Orleans La., Dec 10, 1862, blue double-circle Union occupation d.s., matching four-ring target cancels on 1¢ blue (63) and 3¢ rose (65) strip of three on yellow cross-border cover to Quebec, Canada; trivial perf flaws, Very Fine and rare 10¢ cross-border use from Union-occupied New Orleans in 1862.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1531New Orleans La., Dec 24 '64, double-circle duplex with four-ring target cancel ties 30¢ Orange (71), on pinkish gray cover to Nantes, France; red "New York 'Paid 12' Dec 30" credit exchange cds, red-orange Calais (1.14) entry cds, Nantes (1.15) arrival backstamp; flap mostly missing, otherwise Very Fine and scarce transatlantic use from Union-occupied New Orleans in 1864.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1532U.S. Gunboat Penobscot, manuscript endorsement on cover to Philadelphia, Pa., with additional "Off Pass. de San Luis" endorsement at bottom left, franked with 1861, 2¢ rose, two singles tied by "New York, Sep 30" cds and fancy duplex; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive, a scarce usage from this Union Civil War blockade squadron vessel; with 1996 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $300 - 400.
The U.S. Gunboat Penobscot participated in blockade duties along the CSA Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico.