Lot 815Steamer America, red oval handstamp on 1849 folded letter datelined "Steam Boat America Mississippi River, Under head way few miles above Memphis, Sunday Dec 17, 1849" to Nashville Tenn., entered mails with blue "Memphis Ten, Dec 19" cds and matching "Steam" straightline with manuscript rating, 1849 docketing at right; bottom edge wear and split, Very Fine and rare steamboat marking.
Milgram No. 45 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 816Ship Atlantic, red oval handstamp on folded letter datelined "London 9 March 1820" to Philadelphia Pa., flap with framed forwarder's handstamp, red "New-York Apr 29" cds and "Ship" handstamp with red manuscript "14½" rating for 12½¢ inland rating plus 2¢ ship fee; minor stain spot, F.-V.F.
Milgram No. 71 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 817Per U.S. Mail Packet "Atlantic", red 2-line handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Canton May 22d 1850" to Boston Mass., London (8.20) and Liverpool (8.21) transits, "3/Cents" debit handstamp, carried by Collins Line Atlantic from Liverpool Aug. 20th to New York arriving Sep. 1st, New York "24" due handstamp, Very Fine, ex-Mayer, Milgram (J.W.M.).
Milgram No. 76 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL USE FROM CANTON, CHINA WITH THE "PER U.S. MAIL PACKET "ATLANTIC" " HANDSTAMP.
Lot 818Steam Boat Belle Creole, bold red oval handstamp on docketed Nov. 25th 1850 blue folded cover from the Buchannon, Caroll & Co. correspondence to New Orleans, entered mails with red "New Orleans La., Nov 28" cds and matching bold "Steam 10" double-circle handstamp, Very Fine.
Milgram No. 102 Estimate $300 - 400.
The Belle Creole operated in the New Orleans to Vicksburg trade under Captain J.M. White between 1850 and 1852.
Lot 819Bostona, blue oval handstamp ties 3¢ red, grilled (94) on circa 1869 cover to Hoboken N.J., put onto steamer enroute to Portsmouth.
Milgram No. 135 Estimate $300 - 400.
In July 1860, G. Gibson and W. McCline of the Cincinnati, Maysville & Portsmouth Packet Co. were contacted at $2,000 a year for three trips a week between Cincinnati & Portsmouth. The "Bostona" of 355 tons was built at Cincinnati in 1854 and used for the contract. The use of a "Way" marking within a name-of-boat marking is unique to this steamboat and route.
Lot 820From Steamer Bride, red oval handstamp on blue Jan. 15th 1851 folded cover to Natchitoches, endorsed "S.B. Bride" at bottom left, Very Fine and scarce.
Milgram No. 139 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 821Louisville & New Orleans Packet Bunker Hill No. 3, red illustrated oval handstamp on blue folded cover to Louisville Ky.; refolded slightly at bottom, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Milgram (J.W.M.).
Milgram No. 149 Estimate $500 - 750.
The Bunker Hill No. 3 was built at New Albany Ind. in 1849 and went into service in the New Orleans to Louisville trade. Its first captain, Job Whipple, died aboard ship between Natchez and Memphis on March 25, 1849 and several other crew members also died of cholera.
Lot 822Regular Yazoo River Packet Calumet, corner card on 3¢ red (U59) buff Nesbitt entire cancelled by cork duplexed with "Vicksburg, Miss. Aug 28" cds to New Orleans La., Very Fine and choice.
Milgram No. 163 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 823Stmr. City of Norfolk, straight-line handstamp, matching "Forwarded by G.B. Post & co., San Francisco" octagon framed handstamp on orange cover to New London Ct., entered mails with "San Francisco, Cal. 31 Mar" cds and matching "Ship" and "12" rating handstamps; edge restoration and back flap added, Very Fine appearance, ex-West, Milgram (J.W.M.).
Milgram No. 245 Estimate $500 - 750.
Cover was carried in the G.B. Post Letter Bag by American Steamer City of Norfolk from Honolulu Feb. 24th to San Francisco arriving Mar. 19th.
Lot 824Packet Countess, two different corner cards on 3¢ pink (U58) entires from the Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans La., Very Fine pair.
Milgram No. 300, 301 Estimate $200 - 300.