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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Packets and Waterway Markings - Glide to New Era

Lots 841-850 Lots 851-860 Lots 861-867

Lot 841    

Steamer Glide No. 3, corner card on buff cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), faulty corner, tied by four-ring target cancel duplexed with "New Orleans La., Sep 30 '65" cds to Shousetown Pa., original 1865 datelined enclosure, some interesting steamboat content; some edge wear, F.-V.F. and scarce steamer corner card.
Milgram No. 517    Estimate $200 - 300.

References: Illustration example in Milgram's Steamboat book on p. 304.

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Current Opening Bid: $110

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Lot 842    

Coast Packet Golden Age, clear strike of blue oval handstamp on 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire from the Carroll Hoy & Co. to New Orleans La., cancelled with "New Orleans La., Nov 22" cds upon arrival and matching "STEAM" straightline struck, Very Fine and scarce.
Milgram No. 519    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 843    

Packet Hard Times, red boxed handstamp on legal-size folded court-house cover to New Orleans La., entered mails with black "Steam" straightline and manuscript "40" rating, 1848 file docketing; light toning, Very Fine and rare marking, we have not offered this steamer handstamp previously, ex-Milgram (J.W.M. backstamp).
Milgram No. 581    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 844    

Steamer Hecla, red oval handstamp on orange buff cover bearing 5¢ red brown (1) horizontal pair, margins to in, tied by red circular grid cancels, matching "New Orleans La., Feb 25" cds to Elmwood Place Conn.; some toning and small cover stains, Fine and scarce 1847 issue steamboat use, ex-Judd; with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Milgram No. 592    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 845    

Steamer Hecla, clear sharp strike of red oval handstamp on 1851 folded letter sheet to Natchez, Miss., Very Fine and choice; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Milgram No. 592    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 846    

Express Mail and Passenger Steamer Imperial, embossed green corner card on yellow cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by partial "Cairo, Ill. 1859" cds to New Haven Conn.; small top edge tears and flap torn, otherwise Very Fine and rare corner card, ex-Milgram (J.W.M.).
Milgram No. 639    Estimate $500 - 750.

References: Illustration example in Milgram's Vessel Named Markings book on page 361.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 847    

Str. Iron City, maroon "Saint Louis and Arkansas River Packet" corner card and overall green illustration on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) cancelled by partial grid duplexed with "St. Joseph Mo., Jun 10" cds to Portland Me.; small edge tear and reduced at right, Fine and spectacular steamboat design.
Milgram No. 646    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 848    

U.S. Gun Boat Itasca, corner card on orange cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "New Orleans La., Aug 11 '64" cds to Great Falls N.H., ex-Milgram (J.W.M.).
Milgram No. 663    Estimate $200 - 300.

During the Civil War soldier's mail could be sent due if the envelopes bore the designation "soldier's letter" signed by an officer or chaplain. Ship mail could also be sent due as "naval letters" if signed by the executive officer of the vessel. This cover from the "Itasca" was prepared for this usage, but it was mailed prepaid with a stamp. "Itasca" was a screw-driven gun boat, yet was fully rigged as a schooner. She was launch Oct. 1, 1861 and was sunk by a Confederate torpedo (mine) at the famous naval engagement at Mobile Bay, Ala.

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Current Opening Bid: $130

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Lot 849    

Packet James Hewitt, red illustrated circular handstamp showing steamboat, on blue Nov. 7th 1850 folded letter to New Orleans La., endorsed "Per James Hewitt" at top left, Very Fine, ex-Milgram (J.W.M.).
Milgram No. 670    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THIS DECORATIVE AND RARE ILLUSTRATED HANDSTAMP.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 850    

Regular Packet Kenton, illustrated corner card on orange cover with original enclosed letter datelined "Str Kenton, Mar 24 1861" to Shawneetown Ill.; light stain spot and letter split, F.-V.F., ex-Milgram (J.W.M.).
Milgram No. 751    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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